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Lagoa do Fogo, Ribeira Cha

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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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  • One fo the highest points of the island so it is naturally *cold* here with the wind. Dress in layers that can be added/removed accordingly. There is also a hike around the lake if the weather is... 
    One fo the highest points of the island so it is naturally *cold* here with the wind. Dress in layers that can be added/removed accordingly. There is also a hike around the lake if the weather is...  more »
  • Steep hike with “wow” views. The trail wasn’t overly crowded, many opportunities to capture breathtaking views. After descending more than 1/2 way down the mountain, there’s a short but sturdy... 
    Steep hike with “wow” views. The trail wasn’t overly crowded, many opportunities to capture breathtaking views. After descending more than 1/2 way down the mountain, there’s a short but sturdy...  more »
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