#2 - Fire Lake Crater


Shore excursion itinerary

This shore excursion will take you the middle section of the island, specifically the volcano of Fogo and its beautiful lake with white sandy beaches and crystal clear water.

Driving through the South coast on the way to the city of Lagoa, you will see 3 black sandy beaches, São Roque, Melicias and Populo, about 4 km from Ponta Delgada.

After this pleasant drive by the cost line, is time to drive over the mountain of the volcano of Fogo, South side, enjoying spectacular landscaping views over the West, volcano of Sete Cidades, as well as South, Central and North sides of the Island.

At the top of the volcano, Pico da Barrosa, standing at 947 meters high, you will be mesmerized with the view over the big volcanic caldeira of Fogo and it’s magnificent lake with the same name.

Driving down trough the North coast of the mountain, the next stop is at “Caldeira Velha”, a beautiful forest covered with giant ferns and underbrush, two pools, one with a waterfall and the other, thermal, at temperatures of 39cº/102f inviting you for a pleasant bath.

After this wonderful stop we will take you downtown Ribeira Grande which became a city on June 29th 1981 a very picturesque city with an original garden build around the water stream.

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