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nature walk

West Wonders and the King of the Island

nature walk

West Wonders and the King of the Island

Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Hosted in
English
nature walk

West Wonders and the King of the Island

nature walk

West Wonders and the King of the Island

Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Sete Cidades lakes are amongst Portugal top natural beauties. No wonder why, you will understand it when you see them! They are one of the most impressive lakes of São Miguel, and, therefore, considered the island´s welcome card. I believe this is the best way to enjoy the Western wonders of São Miguel island, with the help of a local. The best spots for views of the caldera and lakes are off the main road, and finding them is not easy, and there are so many lakes and views on this part of the island you don´t want to miss! We will visit the Blue and Green lakes, from different angles, while learning the secret tale behind its colors. We will also be at the best views for Santiago lake and Miradouro da Grota do Inferno. We will be at the darkest sand beach in the island, and natural pools, in Mosteiros - the land of the octopus! If its Sumer time you can have a refreshing swim on the blue waters. We will finish this amazing experience by going to an unique open sea thermal pool, heated by the breath of the volcano. You are more then welcome to take your time and swim there. Finish this day meeting the king of the island - the Pineapple. This is just the most amazing day in my island!

Your host

Carlos

Carlos

Hi I´m an English and History teacher, and an island guide together with my daughter Monique (a Airbnb Super Host), for 5 years now, in the little paradise island of São Miguel, where we were also fortunate to be born and raised. You will understand why I say fortunate, many of the travelers that come here and stay or explore the island with us, fall easily in love and want to move here right away! My island bursts with amazing volcanic landscapes, thermal activity, luxurious fauna and flora, and endless shades of green. The weather plays a big role in the islander´s lives, since it´s always changing, we can have the 4 seasons in the same day, and it´s much easier to navigate through it with a help of a local. I know all of the island perks, and spots, and my passion is to show visitors the genuine way of living like an Azorean!

Where you'll be

I will take you to see all of the best views, up and down the mountain, of “Sete Cidades” green and blue lakes, and also of the other smaller but equally beautiful ones around: “Canário” , “Santiago” and “Empadadas”. The difficult to find Miradouro da Grota do Inferno and Pico da Cruz. Dark sand beach and natural swimming pools of "Caneiros" and "Ferraria". Pineapple Plantation

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests aged 18 and up can attend.

More tips

This experience takes about 4-5h. The transportation is a 4 people vehicle, so there is a maximum of 3 participants. If this experience is not available on your chosen date, please ask me for availability. Departing hours may be adjusted to your convenience.
Carlos
West Wonders and the King of the Island
New experience
From €69/person
New experience
From €69/person