Fogo lake, the most pristine lake among the biggest ones, placed in a collapsed volcano at the center part of island.
For this excursion, we start our day traveling along the south coast heading to Lagoa city. The first stop will grant you with a visit to the ceramic and pottery factory at Lagoa city, close to the volcano. This is the first stop since the weather at 9 o'clock on the mountains is always more hazy/cloudy than later. You will have the opportunity to find more about this Azorean tradition and the procedures. If the tour takes place during a weekday you will be able to see the employees molding, cutting and drawing on the ceramic and pottery pieces in different stages.
After this, we start our drive going uphill and we make a stop on Pico da Barrosa viewpoint so you can enjoy one of the best views over the island. On the very top you will see a panoramic landscape, including the Sete Cidades volcano, the north and south coastlands and the east side of the island as well. From here we will have a few other stops to enjoy the views over the Fogo lake, where it will be visible where it had its last eruption on 1563.
Next we are heading to Caldeira Velha, from where you can enjoy the hot springs surrounded by the beautiful vegetation and atmosphere. Next we have a drive going downhill to Ribeira Grande city, to have a taste of the local liquers and to know its main square.