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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 Sao Miguel with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • I almost came to think that the Lagoa de Fogo is a myth. I spent three times on silly days by the lookout and didn't see anything at all: just a big white screen due to the low clouds. It must be very difficult to get to see that lagoon because it is in height and often there are low clouds. Even the company that organises the excursions has a policy if one day you do not get to see the lagoon will find a way to take you there again another day. So I went with them on two occasions and a third on my own but, I said, I didn't see anything. A shame. On the other hand I was fortunate to have a magnificent view of the lake of Furnas from above and with sunshine. I have to confrmarme with that or come back some days.
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  • The guide of our private tour took us to several photo points where we viewed and took marvelous pictures then we drove over a bridge between the green and blue lakes they told us the mythic stories o...  more »
  • Go down for a nice walk
  • Magical sense of eternal peace. The view point is the best to watch. Magnificent views of this area from the top. Fantastic place in San Miguel, Portugal. Wonderful experience.
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