Sete Cidades

Two colour lake
Photo Credit: Emily Martins

One of the most popular destinations in São Miguel is called Sete Cidades. This was definitely a highlight of my trip. We had to drive for about 30 minutes all the way up the mountains to get to the top, so that we could enjoy the view. We chose to drive but there are many people who choose to bike or go hiking along some of the many trails. During the drive up you will see beautiful hydrangea flowers that are all over the island. When I stepped out of the car, I remember feeling like I was in the clouds. It was a cloudy day and the wind was blowing strong.

This destination is popular because you have an amazing view of the massive volcanic crater and its also known for the colour lake. One half is blue and the other is green. They’re both volcanic craters and in the same body of water connected, however, they are still considered two separate lakes.

If you are interested in learning about the history of the lakes and how they got there, check out the full story here.





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