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Caldeira das Sete Cidades

From Ponta Delaga 10 km, Sao Miguel 9240-113, Portugal
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“abandoned hotel” (102 reviews)
“sete cidades” (226 reviews)
“sao miguel” (130 reviews)
From Ponta Delaga 10 km, Sao Miguel 9240-113, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the hike around the whole caldeira, took us approx 6 hours. Heavy climbing on some parts, but very beautiful! The most beautiful views, but only do this on good weather days. It can be hot up there, but if it's raining you won't...More

Thank Noor B
Reviewed yesterday

We recently visited the Azores Islands which offer many engaging trails for hiking and fell walking. The local people boast that there are more cows than humans here. Well, they seem to have got that right because on some of the routes we had to...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The green /blue effect of the lake was magnificent as was the fairytale explanation of the princess' and shephard's tears. ❤️

Thank dfasching
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are no words to express one's feeling when we reach the top and our eyes meet with this perfect construction of nature. No one should die before witness this green and blue spectacle!

Thank Gonçalo A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is so beautiful that is hard to describe in words. You have to see it for yourself to feel the energy and the surroundings of this beautiful place. Go there, do hiking, take pictures, hide a horse, see the caws, see the flowers...More

Thank Lia A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow, we went there first thing in the morning and there was no one there but it was cloudy so there were not real colors. Alas we headed down to the 7 cities and viewed the town and sipped cappuccinos while gazing at the lake....More

Thank Bluebordercollie
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were lucky enough to have a sunny day when we visited and the views were incredible. Walking around at lake level was also very pleasant, I highly recommend visiting if you are on Sao Miguel.

Thank lewmorski
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited here on a west tour with pure azores who where brilliant. What a brilliant place and amazing scenery. The two different colour lakes that where joined but didn't mingle. Very weird. We also visited the abandoned five star hotel which overlooked Sete Cidades,...More

Thank Kath F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We managed to hike all around the rim of the crater, despite a number of websites saying you couldnt do it. This is the route we took, we are reasonably fit and it took us around 6 hours. You will need food, lots of water...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous viewpoints...it's hard not to be blown away by this area. Sete Cidades is fantastic, peaceful, and well worth the drive out! Lucky for you if you go on a sunny day!

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11 May 2017|
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Response from Jose Q | Reviewed this property |
As the previous members mentioned there is plenty of parking.
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
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