This was by far one of my favorite places in São Miguel. It’s a waterfall in the middle of nowhere surrounded only by nature. The magnitude of the waterfall, the pool formed at the bottom and all the tropical vegetation is remarkable. I felt so lucky to witness it. To get there you have to hike for about 40 minutes and it’s 100% worth it!
Ribeira dos Caldeirões is an amazing waterfall in the northeast of São Miguel and in Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park. The waterfall is its main attraction amidst splendid greens of vegetation. The force of nature is such an incredible thing to see. It left me speechless.
This stunning observation deck is probably the most known attraction of São Miguel which gives you a beautiful view of volcanic calderas and lakes. The views are nothing less than spectacular and breathtaking. Your jaw will surely drop as you look at all of the volcanic craters all at once.
Fed by two springs of volcanic thermal water, here you can find an entrance in the sea with heated water at 30ºC / 86ºF, forming a natural pool. And the best part: you can swim there! It’s such an incredible act of nature – bathing in hot water in the ocean.
Lagoa do Fogo is an enormous crater in an oval shape up in a mountain, whose caldera was formed during an eruption in the 16th century. The blue lake it’s about 2 km long and 1 km wide. I’ll be honest. When I saw it for the first time, I got a bit chocked up for a second and started feeling my eyes watering. It was by far my favorite view. We sure live in such a beautiful world!
What can I say? Lagoa do Fogo was probably my favorite spot in São Miguel island. Even more than the famous Lagoa das Sete Cidades. Lagoa do Fogo, a.k.a. Fire Lake, is nothing less than remarkable, unique and nature at its most raw state. The atmosphere, the surrounding vegetation and the sunset lighting were incredible! And everything was so quiet! Divine tranquility at its best.