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Lagoa do Canario

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Heaven on Earth

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
Ana Luísa F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

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

Thank Ana Luísa F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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!!

Thank Ana F
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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.

Thank SBarreiros
Sao Miguel, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles 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, carry on along the track and you'll see a slope with steps cut into a... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 we found was a pretty scene of a peaceful lake surrounded by trees. To walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 - spectacular and an absolute must-visit place!

Thank TnJAdvents
Somerset, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

I love this spot. It offers beauty with such a extraordinary lookout spot! I recommend finding this place for sure. If you are a hiker the trails here are phenomenal!

Thank Heather L
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

This is it! Almost all the promotional material I have seen for Sao Miguel show photos taken from the viewpoint at Lagoa do Canario. I had no idea how to find the trail from those photos until one of our B&B hosts drew it out on a map for us. This is by far the #1 attraction on the island.... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

This is a small lake in a quiet place not far from the big lakes near Sete Cidades. A nice place ti relax and enjoy the nature

1 Thank Nadiya K

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