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"Sete Cidades (Seven Cities) is a small town in terms of population, but the land it covers is quite large. The center of town sits in the center of a huge dormant volcano along the shore of the Lagoa das Sete Cidades (Lagoon of the Seven Cities), which are two lakes, Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Verde, connected by a narrow straight. You'll find a church, a museum, restaurants, small hotels, and adventure sports here. The outskirts of Sete Cidades is even more exciting, though. An abandoned hotel, epic hiking trails, a hydrangea-lined road, and viewpoints over the lakes are all stops before you head downhill into the center of town. Drive slow so you don't miss anything."
"Offers views of the famous twin lakes, multiple hiking trails. Miradouro da Boca do Inferno Route: A shorter trail leading to one of the most iconic viewpoints of São Miguel. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/azores/rota-do-miradouro-da-boca-do-inferno Mata do Canário to Sete Cidades Route: A trail providing forested paths leading to the lakes. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/azores/pr4smi-mata-do-canario-sete-cidades"
"Admirez ces eaux qui peuvent presque se toucher ,sans jamais s'unir. Ils symbolisent l'amour de des deux jeunes qui n'ont pas pu s'unir. "

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Sao Miguel Island in Azores, Portugal is filled with vibrant lakes, volcanos, lush trails, hot springs, hydrangeas, and black sand beaches. Get insights into hidden coves untouched by time, trails that lead to the heart of the island, and gastronomic secrets that dance on the palate. Packed with insider tips, breathtaking imagery, and curated itineraries, this guide is your passport to an island less traveled✨ I share everything you need to know in organized lists, and how to split up your days on the island. You can expect: 🗺 Interactive google map with everything pinned (75 pins) ❓ FAQ and other tips (such as transportation and how to split your days/activities up on the island) 🥾 Hiking trails + waterfalls (AllTrails links included) 🔍 Viewpoints for simple yet insane sights (TripAdvisor links included) 🍲 Restaurants (menu linked when available) 🏝 Beaches 💧 Hot springs & Thermal baths 🛶 Tours with links (free options also listed) 🏨 Recommended accommodations (Includes budget, mid-range, and luxury options for the following regions: Ponta Delgada, Furnas, Ribeira Grande, and Sete Cidades) 📱 Useful apps & websites 📍 BONUS: 1 week recommended itinerary + 4 day recommended itinerary ____________________________________________ In efforts to help keep my travel guides free forever: **I do make a small kickback at no cost to you on some of the tours and accommodations listed on this guide** If you found this guide extra helpful and would like to support future travel guides or buy me a coffee, check out the "support me" button on this link: https://beacons.ai/theguidedtravels Make sure to save this guide + tag me in your adventures @theguidedtravels. I know you’ll love the island as much as I did, and I would love to see where you decide to go(:
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