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Natural Resources in Ponta Delgada

Lagoa das Empadadas

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Lagoa das Empadadas
9545, Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada

A group of small lagoons, surrounded by dense woods and separated by a narrow stretch of land. A place of great beaty and tranquility.

Lagoa Azul / Lagoa das Sete Cidades

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Sete Cidades
9555, Sete Cidades

Ponta Delgada

It is one of the famous lagoons of the Sete Cidades (Seven Towns). Surrounded by an edenic scenery, it is quite inviting for a stroll or a picnic by its peaceful banks. The legend says the colour difference between the water of the lagoons is due to the tears once shed by a blue eyed princess and a green eyed sheperd as their love was not possible.

Ponta da Ferraria

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Ponta da Ferraria
9555, Ginetes

Ponta Delgada

A space classed as a regional natural monument and a protected landscape. It has privileged views of the sea and of a pseudo-crater that was formed as a result of small vapour explosions due to the contact of the lava with the sea. There is a thermal complex and natural pools.

Lagoa Verde / Lagoa das Sete Cidades

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Sete cidades
9555, Sete Cidades

Ponta Delgada

It is one of the famous lagoons of the Sete Cidades (Seven Towns). Surrounded by an edenic scenery, it is quite inviting for a stroll or a picnic by its peaceful banks. The legend says the colour difference between the water of the lagoons is due to the tears once shed by a blue eyed princess and a green eyed sheperd as their love was not possible.

Lagoa de Santiago

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Lagoa de Santiago
9555, Ginetes

Ponta Delgada

One of the lagoons of the parish of the Sete Cidades (Seven Towns). In the past, one was not able to view the Santiago Lagoom because the close by lands were private property. Currently, the visitors are able to view this wonder of nature.

Gruta do Carvão

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Paim
9500, Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada

This geologic formation of volcanic origin has approximately 1650 meters in length and an average height of two to three meters, and there are places where more than five meters. The width is very variable, sometimes reaching 10 metres. Be sure to repair, on the ceiling, in the beautiful stalactites of lávica origin, with conical shapes and smooth surfaces.

Lagoa do Canário

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Lagoa do Canário
9545, Santo António

Ponta Delgada

A small lagoon surrounded by a forest park and a picnic area. At this place there is also a belvedere with lovely views of the Gruta do Inferno (Hell's Cave), a canyon along which flows a tributary of the main brook that flows to the Sete Cidades Lagoon.

Lagoa Rasa

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Lagoa Rasa
9545, Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada

Small pond with a very particular formation, seeming to be located in the crater of a volcano. Is surrounded by a pleasant green space, ample and quiet, ideal for sightseeing.