Caldeira das Sete Cidades, an important source of fresh water for the islands, provides a subtropical oasis of green hills, dense forests, and foggy bluffs. Formed by a prehistoric volcanic eruption followed by another in 1445, the area is actually a large volcanic crater. The resulting land offers an array of flora and fauna. Take one of the trails that will lead you up to the top of the crater, where you'll observe numerous lakes, the ocean, and the quaint town within. See Caldeira das Sete Cidades and all Sete Cidades has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sete Cidades trip planner.
Tours To Caldeira das Sete Cidades
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
Caldeira das Sete Cidades Reviews
We decided to go whole hog and participated in a trail run group around the crater with a hefty ascent through the jungle up to the rim but don’t worry, once you get there the views are breathtaking..... more »
Beautiful lake and wonderful hike. A must while on the island. Try to make sure you have a nice clear day when you plan to visit. The fog/clouds can come in quick, make sure you walk to the top for..... more »
An absolutely stunning place. We participated in a trail run around the crater with a hefty ascent through the jungle up to the rim but the views once you're there is breathtaking (mind you, so was the climb but in another way). Absolutely gorgeous to run along the rim and have the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the crater lake the other. Priceless...
Amazing views above the clouds. Just have to know how to avoid the crowds.
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