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Lagoa do Canario

Sao Miguel, Portugal
+351 916 337 132
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“self drive” (2 reviews)
“small lake” (3 reviews)
Sao Miguel, Portugal
+351 916 337 132
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is a beautiful lake and by far my favourite from my trip. It was hidden in the midst of a thick brush of trees and I recommend going to see it.

Thank DaydriaG
Reviewed 12 July 2017

You can park out on the edge of the main road and have an enjoyable short hike, or turn in, follow the cinder track as far as you can then follow the path up the steps. Whatever you choose, take your camera. Possibly one of...More

1  Thank beachbuddy10
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The entire São Miguel Island is really impressive, but this probably was my favorite spot from all the island. I think it is also called Miradouro da Grota do Inferno and after you find the Lagoa on the left side you should keep walking and...More

2  Thank alexme_12
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Peace and quiet in an astonishing landscape. The colours are marvellous. Silence is all around us. As well as beauty.

1  Thank Ana Luísa F
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Forget the small lake, drive to the bottom of the dirt road and find the view point path. It is up some steps, not bad if you are in moderately good condition, most spectacular view imaginable on a clear day.

1  Thank T2494FHmarkm
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing view, but you need to be lucky to find a day without fog! You can park in the road but there's parking near the viewpoint and it will save you a 500m walk Even with the fog it's an amazing place to go!!

1  Thank Ana F
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Amazing views over the main lagoons, with spreading greens and spring air. Advise: make a 2h trail bu foot at the top of the hill.

1  Thank Susana B
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Lagoa do Canario is a very tranquil lake to view, sample the tranquility and to photograph. However the thing that a lot of visitors miss time and again is probably one of the best viewpoints on the Island. If you are on a self drive,...More

2  Thank Azoresconnections
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We were on a self-drive trip of Sao Miguel towards Caldeira das Sete Cidades when we passed the turning towards Lagoa do Canario and decided to have a quick look. From the small car park it is a short walk to the lake and what...More

1  Thank HolidayForUs
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Beautiful lake. Not a good walking decline for those with bad knees! Make sure you carry-on down the road and park at the end lot (stay left at fork) and hike up to the amazing trail and vantage point overlooking part of Sete de Citades...More

1  Thank TnJAdvents
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Chris R
19 April 2017|
Response from ElisabeteFDias |
Hi Chris. There is two possibilities: 1) you can park at the entrance and hike all the way to the site but is a long hike, or 2) take you motorcycle rental and park at a small park next to the viewpoint entrance access with... More
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