Boca do Inferno

Lagoa Sao Miguel

The viewpoint called Miradouro da Boca do Inferno is one of the most famous and beautiful not only in the Azores, but in the whole of Europe.

The landscape of all shades of green, the showpiece volcanic lake Lagoa de Santiago in a small crater and one of Portugal's largest lakes Lagoa das Sete Cidades, which visually consists of two different lakes connected only by a narrow strait, are all right in the palm of your hand.

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How to get to the viewpoint?

Miradouro da Boca do Inferno is a very accessible viewpoint, even for less-trained travellers. A beautiful and comfortable path through dense forest and then through high meadows will take you to the viewpoint at around 800m above sea level in about 1km (one way) from the car park.

The car park can be found by the mountain road that reaches the bottom of the Sete Cidades crater from the east.

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