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Lagoa is where nature meets urban life and create the perfect balance. Some minutes away from the town there are hidden trails full of waterfalls, mystic volcanic lakes and idyllic beaches. Culture and history seekers will also be satisfied thanks to various museums and traditional events.

About Lagoa

Lagoa is a county filled with history. After the discovery of São Miguel, settlers populated Lagoa around Santa Cruz church. Back then, there was a lake, the reason for the name Lagoa. The current Porto dos Carneiros was an important harbor where the first livestock arrived and agricultural goods were exported.

The main sources of wealth were the ceramic and alcohol factories. In the 20th century, vegetable oil, soap, and animal food also became great sources of income. Today, agriculture still plays a big part in the local economy as well as the services sector, namely related to tourism. 

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Nature & Geology

The volcanic origins of the islands can truly be seen at the natural pools of Rosário, Lagoa. The black lava surrounding the blue ocean creates a beautiful contrast in the landscape. It is a place of choice for many locals to spend some time with the sound of the waves around.

There is no better place to truly understand volcanoes than the Volcanological and Geothermal observatory of the Azores in Lagoa. Appreciate Mother Nature’s work at this museum very explanatory about the geological features of the island.

On the nature level, Lagoa has many heavenly beaches to enjoy, such as Praia da Baixa D’Areia in Água de Pau. The thin black sand is just perfect to lie down and have a daily intake of Vitamin D. 

Experiences and Tips

In addition to the natural pools and beaches, there are many trails specially designed for nature lovers. For instance, Janela do inferno displays a wonderful waterfall and an enchanting lush forest.

A unique event around Carnival is the Festival da Malassada in Ribeira Chã. Mingle with locals at this popular fest dedicated to the yummy donut-like delicacy.

Not on the regular touristic itineraries is a visit to Cerâmica Vieira factory, created in 1862. The creating process is absolutely fascinating.

Tip: At Futurismo, we pass by the ceramic factory on some of our tours. Make sure to visit it with us.

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    Is Coasteering safe?

    Yes, our guides will be with you. We make sure every security aspect is covered.

    What is the best weather to do Coasteering in Azores?

    When it is raining, it is the best moment to do coasteering, you will get wet anyway.

    What to wear on a Coasteering tour?

    Please wear a swimsuit on. You can also bring a lycra shirt / rash vest to use as a first layer. Please use a hairband if applicable.

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