In the centre of the island of São Miguel, the lagoa do Fogo, or 'the fire lake' offers sublime views. It is surrounded by a crown of mountains in the centre of the island, as a result from the latest volcanic eruption in the 16th century.
The lake is of volcanic origin and the construction of any buildings around it has been banned to preserve its beauty.© Sven Rosenhall / age fotostock
Many people visiting the Azores cross the island's vast desert to reach the lake.© Sven Rosenhall / age fotostock
Lagoa do Fogo, surrounded by hills and untamed wilderness, offers excellent views.© Sven Rosenhall / age fotostock
The island of Sao Miguel is characterised by green landscapes and deep blue waters, as evidenced by the lake.© Bruno Perousse