#2 - Lagoa do Fogo
This tour will take you to 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.
In the city of Lagoa you will visit the Vieira Ceramic Company, a old company still going strong since 1862, where you will enjoy seeing a different kinds of pottery and tiles still being produced the original way.
Now 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 mesmorized 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.
Caldeira Velha entrance fee is 2 Euros per person and is not included.
After this wonderful stop we will continue on to “Salto do Cabrito”, a cold waterfall surrounded by Traquitica lava rocks and unique vegetation, source of a hydropower plant that serves the city of Ribeira Grande.
Finally 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. To end this tour on a high note you will have a chance to try a large variety of liquors at the Eduardo Ferreira factory “Mulher de Capote”.
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Our Tours are not available to cruise ship passengers. if you a cruise passenger, please visit our Shore Excursions.