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Lagoa do Fogo

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Address: Miradouro da Serra Barrosa | Agua de Pau, Sao Miguel, Portugal

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Breathtaking

A pristine crater lake. Excellent water clarity even from the rim. We were there on a partly cloudy day, yet you could see in all directions--Sete Cidades to the west, Nordeste... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Manteo, North Carolina
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Manteo, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A pristine crater lake. Excellent water clarity even from the rim. We were there on a partly cloudy day, yet you could see in all directions--Sete Cidades to the west, Nordeste region to the east, both the north and south coast of Sao Miguel Island. It's a very rugged area, but if you have the time and like to hike,... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This lake could easily become a favorite place of mine if I lived on the island. Pretty trails going down, swim able, cliffs, trees.... Yup, this place has it all

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A great scenic overlook view from the tops of the mountain of the beautiful crater lake. If you're not obscured by clouds, you can see the ocean on both sides of the island while enjoying the lake view. If you have time, it looks like it would be a nice, but steep hike to the lake.

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Jackson, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Clear day and could see both sides of the island at once. No traffic. No one else at the overlook. Looked like a beautiful walk to take but was on a jeep tour.

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This was the most hyped lake on our trip, but my least favorite. Don't get me wrong, all the lakes were beautiful, but Fire Lake didn't wow me like Sete Cidades or Lagoa das Furnas because it's inaccessible by car. You can drive to the top, but you can't get close to the water without some walking/hiking. Not knowing that,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We hiked up to Lagoa do Fogo all the way from Agua de Alto. The routes total distance was 10 miles with 2500ft of cumulative elevation gain. Starting from the official trailhead would save about 700 ft of climbing and several miles of walking on roads. The trail proper starts up a steep dirt road for about 1.5 miles before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Can't miss it, the rim of this crater gives excellent views, and there is a very nice hiking trail that goes down to the lake shore and beach. Absolutely breathtaking and pristine.

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Sao Miguel, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Pick a good day to travel here and the view in my opinion is the best on the island. There are many ways in which you can get here. but it's best to take a guided tour via Tour Bus, Jeep Quad Bike, Mountain bike or just an organised trek up from Agua de Alto or walk down from the... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

From the view point high above Lagoa do Fogo you can see both the north and south coast. The lake itself was very blue the descent to it was very steep. Nothing man-made surrounds the lake. I wish I'd had time to walk to the bottom, but evening and clouds were on their way.

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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

5* view but 2* accessibility. Lagoa do Fogo is a volcanic lake high in the mountains not far from the town of Lagoa. The route to the lake is easy to find, but as others have said, this visit is massively weather-dependent. It's very often foggy, rainy, cloudy. Our first time up was a decent day elsewhere, but we had... More 

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