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“A bit disappointing and bleak but a must see”
Review of Lagoa do Fogo

Lagoa do Fogo
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Ranked #4 of 170 things to do in Sao Miguel
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

Compared to the all there is to do at Furnas, including the geysers, fumaroles and hot springs, the marvellous views of Furnas lake from the Miradouro do Pico do Ferro and the walk round the lake itself, and the fabulous views of Sete Cidades from the Miradouro in the Parque Lagoa do Canario and from the tracks and paths in both directions around the rim of the crater, Lagoa do Fogo was a bit disappointing. Looking again at my photographs made me realise that the views were more spectacular than I recalled, however there only seemed to be the three main view points from the road. I think we stayed 10 minutes looking at the fine vistas of lake. We spent about two or three hours at Sete Cidades and more than that at Furnas. One book describes the Lagoa do Fogo area as a bleak inhospitable region, where clouds scud over the mountaintops, and a cold wind may be blowing …if so, continue straight on for Ribeira Grande (Sunflower Landscapes, Azores Tours and Walks, 2012).

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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Green, green and more green.. There's a reason why they call San Miguel Island the Green Island (Ilha Verde).

A lake situated in a volcanic crater.. Up from the top all you see around you is the sea.. The vast Atlantic Ocean.

One of the most beautiful places i've been in the World.. A must see if you are renting a car.

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Reviewed July 25, 2014

The land escape is beautiful. To come closer to the lagoon, you have to walk for about half an hour and the path is not very easy.

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Reviewed July 10, 2014

Amazing....nature at its best. We arrived at perfect timing to get great photos. Gary Travossos was an excellent guide.

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Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was one stop on our day trip. Great view. If you're into photos it's worth it. Otherwise, just a view. But what a view!

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