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Lagoa do Fogo

Address: Miradouro da Serra Barrosa | Agua de Pau, Sao Miguel, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 40 Attractions in Sao Miguel
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Cape Cod, MA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Traversed this road in the fog and barely saw the road. Decided to wait til we could see the top and headed up. Way better without clouded.

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Toronto, Canada
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We took full day 9 hours, with "Amazing Tours" ( see my other review), highly recommended. This place is magical, the view is incredible. First we went Sete Citades and surrounding area many natural beauty and landscaping, then they took us to Lagoa do Fogo, you will see so many spectacular surprises in this tour, that you will never forget.... More

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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Following on from Adam's good tip below, if you are travelling from Lagoa it is the third miradouro from the top. There are usually a number of cars parked there on the right hand side of the road. It is a steepish 20 minute hike down and back but worth the effort as then you can walk half way around... More

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Thornhill, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We went to the highest point overlooking the lake and marvelled at what we could see. A shimmering, blue lake that had hardly a ripple. It looked like glass from up high. We spent some time walking down the trail. There were other trails that encircled the lake higher up, but they seemed a bit too far for our limited... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Many reviews discussed a short-cut hike (20-30 minutes) down to the lake, but none provided details as to where the hike begins. So here goes: If you are traveling from Ribeira Grande, stop at the first miradouro (viewpoint) of the lake, which is also the lowest elevation of the viewpoints. The trailhead begins here at the far right-hand side of... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stopped there on the way from Furnas to Ponta Delgada. Very beautiful view. We wish we had more time to hike all the way down to the lake. It looked very nice and quiet around there.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Wonderful view. Very serene place. If I lived on the island, I might come here to sit and read a good book. As a tourist, the best I could do was snap some photos and hope they do any sort of justice to this amazing vista.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

After a rainy and windy day with a failed attempt to see all of Lagoa do Fogo wonders, a decided to guide it another try...unfortunately the weather as terrible up there. 90% of the way to the top was made with good conditions bit right on the top...the fog made his appearance! Another failed attempt...

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you visit any lake while in Sao Miguel, let it be this one. In my opinion, it is much more stunning than Sete Cidades (the blue and green lakes). We visited this site as part of a private tour, but it would have been nice to have some more time there, to hike, explore, and enjoy the breathtaking views.... More

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Best lake on the island. Often cloudy, but it's fun to watch the clouds roll into and out of the lake too. Quietest of the big lakes on the island.

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