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Lagoa do Fogo, Sao Miguel

#3 of 18 in Nature in Sao Miguel
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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  • The area is perfectly accessible from a touristic point of view. View points, parking, trails etc. almost everywhere.  more »
  • I visited Azores for the first time just after Christmas of 2019. My cousin and I arrived Dec. 29. Weather was ok, a comfortable 15 C, a mix of sun showers and cloud. We opted to stay near Furnas...  more »
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