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“Breathtaking views”
Review of Lagoa do Fogo

Lagoa do Fogo
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Small-Group Jeep Tour of Lagoa do Fogo from Ponta Delgada
Ranked #2 of 152 things to do in Sao Miguel
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Almancil, Portugal
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246 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Breathtaking views”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

The island of S. Miguel has many lakes to admire and Lagoa do Fogo is a great one to start with. If you would like to swim in this lake there is a bit of hiking. Not only do you have a beautiful view of the lake you also can see the whole island landscape.

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

One of the most beautiful, surreal places I've seen. If you are in reasonable shape (knee-wise, primarily!), definitely go down from the parking lot to the white sandy beach and back up again. The light on the lake is especially stunning in the early evening hours as the sun sets, so it's not a bad idea to plan being back up on the highest overlook by the road by early evening for best views/photographs.

Visited August 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Beautiful lake”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Very nice area, small parking to go down - do only if you have no problem with your legs! the path has very steep steps that can be hard to negotiate both ways, at the end of the descent there is a wooden stair to get to lake level - worth seeing! bring a hat, very little shadow available

Visited August 2013
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Newbury, England
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“Fantastic view”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

The twisty drive up was well worth the view! I would have very much liked to walk down the trail to the lonely lake and swum from the lovely beach you can see by the trees -- but the rest of the family were not keen.

Totally recommended.

Visited August 2013
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Chawton
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“Awesome views”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

One of the great volcanic landscapes of the world when it is not obscured by cloud as is often the case. Walk down the steep path to the lake and explore the shoreline if you have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty & tranquillity of this remarkable place.

Visited August 2013
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