Hike through the untouched nature surrounding Lagoa do Fogo, a crater lake at the center of Sao Miguel Island. This vividly blue body of water fills a crater that was formed from a volcanic eruption in 1563. The lake is the highest above sea level on the island and is protected by the government, which has banned any modern construction around the lake to preserve its beauty. Follow the trail leading down to the lake. If you prefer not to hike, you can simply visit the tranquil lake by car or with a tour and take in the views from high above. Plan trip to Ribeira Cha with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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Tours To Lagoa do Fogo
Shore Excursion: Sete Cidades, Furnas or Lagoa do Fogo from Ponta Delgada BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $56
Duration: 4 hours
São Miguel West Full Day Tour with Setes Cidades Including Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $74
Duration: 8 hours
Lagoa do Fogo Reviews
Lagoa do Fogo is a beautiful volcanic lake near the centre of São Miguel. You could simply drive up to the viewpoint to see the lake, but if you have time I'd recommend doing the hike instead. Use... more »
The lake has great views and can be seen from several places around the lake; we chose the north side. It was shorter and close to some of the other sights. more »
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