Discover the Island of São Miguel

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Lagarta - Animação Turística is your gateway to an Azores experience. Lagarta has tourist suggestions to help make your stay memorable: from its base in the city of Ponta Delgada, Azores (Portugal) we provide predefined and custom tours within the city for tourists and visitors to the southern coast of the island of São Miguel. This pages allows visitors to discover emblematic locations and interesting experiences that will help you appreciate the unique Azorean experience. These include places like the famous Lagoons of Sete Cidades (in the caldera of the same name) and the Port of Caloura (situated along the southern coast), both landscapes of particular beauty. Lagarta also suggests tasting some of the uncommon gastronomy and pastries of the island, symbolized by various meat, fish and seafood meals and iconic pastries and sweets.

The Green and Blue Lagoons of Sete Cidades

Lagoons of Sete Cidades

Where to start? This lagoon is one of the emblematic postcards of the island of São Miguel.

One of the largest calderas in the world

The caldera was formed by the successive collapses of centralized volcanic cones of pumice, lava domes and maars that accumulated in a depression 6 km in diameter and 0.5 km in depth, occupied by two large blue and green lagoons.

The edge of the caldera is delimited by forest-covered slopes, while its interior is occupied by the village of Sete Cidades, agricultural fields and pastures.


The twin lakes are visible from many of the viewpoints that stretch along the rim of the crater, ensuring plenty of incredible views and unforgettable scenery.

An obligatory viewpoint, the viewpoint of "Vista do Rei" ("the Kings View"), allows visitors to see the two (green and blue) lagoons together (the famous "Lagoas das Sete Cidades"). Next to the viewpoint is the abandoned hotel "Monte Palace", a building full of history that dominates the edge of the caldera.