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Hiking in Lagoa do Fogo - half day

Description

Fogo lake is one of the most beautiful lakes of São Miguel island and one of the best naturally preserved throughout the years. From one of its viewpoints it is possible to descend to the margin of the lake, following a dirt path. Once we are at the bottom we can walk along the peculiar white sand of pumice stone and even swim in this lake of volcanic origin. On the way back up, we take the same trail.

Location

Ponta Delgada - Lagoa do Fogo - Ponta Delgada
Duration
Duration
3h30
Distance
Distance
3,5 Km
Difficulty
Difficulty
Medium


Recommendations

This walk is not recommended for people with knee/joint problems. Please let us know if you have such a condition.

Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, hat, sunblock, backpack, water.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I be able to swim in the lake?
A: If you like you can go for a dip once we arrive to the lake. The water is clean and crystal clear and therefore safe to bathe in. The water temperature might be a bit too cold to swim during the winter time.