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Lagoa do Fogo, Ribeira Cha

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#2 of 24 in Nature in Sao Miguel
Water Body · Nature / Park
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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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  • This hike was wonderful- it’s a packed dirt trail, lined with beautiful and interesting flora. The trail was not to crowded and was well maintained. The views were spectacular- cloud free and very.....  more
    This hike was wonderful- it’s a packed dirt trail, lined with beautiful and interesting flora. The trail was not to crowded and was well maintained. The views were spectacular- cloud free and very.....  more »
  • From the viewpoint you can also see the vents where the famous cozido dish is cooked. The area is green and can look like a Swiss landscape. 
    From the viewpoint you can also see the vents where the famous cozido dish is cooked. The area is green and can look like a Swiss landscape.  more »
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  • Beautiful hike, looks like being in a Jurassic Park movie, nature at its best
  • One of the best trekking paths in São Miguel, walking along a ‘levada’ towards the lake.

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