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Caldeira das Sete Cidades

From Ponta Delaga 10 km, Sao Miguel 9240-113, Portugal
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“sete cidades” (217 reviews)
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From Ponta Delaga 10 km, Sao Miguel 9240-113, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just enjoy this place, hike, walk, swim, drive, go ghost hunting in the abandoned hotel, have dinner or lunch in the town, have a drink and relax, enjoy the scenery…..Do NOT skip this place in your trip to Sao Miguel!

Thank MemiselfandI
Reviewed 3 days ago

We viewed this pair of lakes from an old, disused hotel. One is green and the other blue, with a road crossing a causeway between the two.

Thank MPeterson67
Reviewed 4 days ago

So very beautifull and impressive, its a must when your on the Island. Rent a good car, becouse is very high up the mountens. Hike around the lake, is is more than fantastic.

Thank hans b
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just simply amazing, a real must on Sao Miguel island! There are many viewing platforms around the lake, but maybe the best to walk around on the caldera.

Thank BalazsP
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I rented a car in Ponta Delgada and drove most of the way around the island of San Miguel. This is a must see!! Breathtaking beauty. There are good trails around the area too but we didn't have the time to hike...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The green and blue lakes were absolutely breathtaking . Had a great time on this beautiful island. Would highly recommend this spot for great photos.

Thank jkezal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we started out on a perfectly clear and sunny day, once we got to Lagoa das Sete Cidades, it was totally foggy and we couldn't see a thing. Later we learned that there are webcams and you can log in to see the conditions...More

1  Thank Darlyne J
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many different view points, all are good, hiking between them is good. Don't skip going near the water, it is really interesting to see the dividing line between the two color.

Thank skigirl26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The green and blue lakes are stunning set amongst the lush vegetation. We parked over the bridge in a small parking area just by the green lake. From here we did a circular walk which takes you up to the viewpoint in front of the...More

Thank Delia G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to view this beautiful place from Vista Do Rei. Also, the SATA azores app helps you decide on when to go to this destination. You can view the place beforehand using webcams. This place is completely hidden on a cloudy/ rainy day.

Thank Darshana M
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Where can I park near the Mata do Canario trail head?
11 May 2017|
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Response from Jose Q | Reviewed this property |
As the previous members mentioned there is plenty of parking.
Is it better I drive here or go ona jeep tour ? Thanks
10 May 2017|
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Response from jimmabee | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car and drove there on our own. That way we were able to go at our own speed and stop and hike. It's an easy drive as long as you are comfortable driving on narrow roads!
Irina F
I am traveling to Sao Miguel this coming June Would like to do the hikes and wondering if it possible to do it on my own without buying hiking tours . Any one knows? Thank you Irina
18 March 2017|
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Response from SuePT | Reviewed this property |
It is a very safe place to drive and hike around. The weather can change pretty quickly though, especially mist, with good to zero visibility in seconds. Just be smart and have a phone or let people know where you are going... More