Canary Lake

Enter your dates to find available activities

Canary Lake: Our most recommended tours and activities

Sete Cidades: Half-Day ATV Quad Tour

1. Sete Cidades: Half-Day ATV Quad Tour

The tour starts at our meeting point on the North Cost of São Miguel Island, where you will set off on your adventure. See breathtaking views of both the lakes and the sea. Drive along roads that offer great excitement and adrenaline. Visit Lagoa das Sete Cidades, the north ridge of the Sete Cidades crater, Miradouro e Lagoa do Canário, Vista do Rei, and the south ridge of the Sete Cidades crater. 

...
São Miguel West: Sete Cidades & Fogo Full-Day Tour and Lunch

2. São Miguel West: Sete Cidades & Fogo Full-Day Tour and Lunch

Starting at your hotel or accommodation between 9:00 and 9:20 AM, you will head to the pineapple greenhouse plantation for a unique visit. Then traveling the southern coast, toward Ponta Delgada to break at the Pico do Carvao viewpoint where you may admire the north and south coasts with its breathtaking scenery.  Continue to Canary Lake viewpoint to gaze upon the Seven Cities Volcano and the majestic mountains that form the crater rim. Next, you will hit the road towards the King's view, perhaps the most famous viewpoint of Azores and begin to drive into the interior of the volcano, admiring the winding road that leads to the small Santiago Lake. Stop at the Parish of Seven Cities, for a traditional lunch at a typical restaurant and take in the sense of peace and freshness this parish emits. Starter, main course, dessert and coffee drinks are included in this lunch. After lunch is time to leave the interior of this magnificent volcano. Travel to the Escalvado scenic viewpoint where you may admire the village of Mosteiros and Ponta da Ferraria. Contemplating the magnificent road surrounded by hydrangeas, plantains, azaleas and other flowers so characteristic of the Azores. Next, pass the black sand beaches in the direction of the Barrosa Peak, where you can first view the Fire Lake and the most western point on the island of Sao Miguel, with the Seven Cities as a backdrop. Then, begin descending to the north coast, stopping at the Fire Lake viewpoint for a glimpse of this magnificent turquoise lake. A leisurely stop at Caldeira Velha where you can enjoy the hot springs heated naturally by the heat of the volcano, the famous cascade of hot water and all tropical vegetation, which provides magnificent photographs for later recall. In addition, stop at Ribeira Grande City, where you may visit the historical center and the Liquors Factory and store, for a test of all the liquors that are produced there. Finally, time to take back to the road and return to your hotel, storing in memory so much beauty, wishing that everything was great and that you have been dazzled by this small paradise, lost somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic.

...
Azores: Explore Sao Miguel in 2 Days

3. Azores: Explore Sao Miguel in 2 Days

The itinerary is as follows: Day 1 Start the tour with a guided tour of a pineapple plantation followed by a complete visit to the West and Central Zone of the Island of Sao Miguel. Highlights include the lagoons of 7 cities and Lagoa do Fogo, as well as a visit to the North Coast of the island, where you'll stop to delight in the magnificent views that the coast offers. On this tour, visit other small lakes, such as the Lagoa do Canario and Santiago. See places like the village of Seven cities, the City of Ribeira Grande, among others. Day 2 Depart from Ponta Delgada, along the island South coast, towards Furnas Valley and Vila Franca do Campo, former capital of the islan, with a fine historical center. Your first stop at Furnas will be on the banks of the lake, to watch as your lunch, the cozido na caldeira, is dug up from the volcanic soil. Cooked by the natural volcanic heat, is a traditional Portuguese stew with all the ingredients that characterize this typical dish. After lunch, head to the Nordeste is a village situated on the north-east of the Island, is often referred to as the most beautiful of the amazing São Miguel Island, the region is also famous for its lovely gardens and the flowered streets and roads, filled with natural beauty and an exuberant vegetation. On returning to Ponta Delgada will be made again for the north coast of the island especially the visit to Tea plantation and factory from where it had to know the entire process and elaboration of Azorean Tea it is the only place in Europe where you can see a tea factory and tea plantation.

...
São Miguel Azores: Full-Day Nature Tour with Lunch

4. São Miguel Azores: Full-Day Nature Tour with Lunch

Discover the best that Sao Miguel Island has to offer on a full-day tour alongside an expert guide. Visit multiple volcanoes and viewpoints with panoramic views and enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch. Get picked up at your hotel and visit the Visto do Rei viewpoint, and walk in the footsteps of royalty. Continue on to the Barrosa viewpoint, the second-highest on the island. Next discover the Sete Cidades volcanic crater, walking along paths lined with hydrangeas. Then visit Furnas Lake and see where your traditional lunch of Cozido das Furnas is cooked inside of the volcanic soil for 6 hours. After lunch, continue on to the village of Furnas, where you can relax in hot springs if you please. Next head to Nordeste, and enjoy a short walk through the Natural Park Ribeira dos Caldeirões with its waterfall and watermills.

...
Azores: Sete Cidades, Green Lake and Blue Lake Tour

5. Azores: Sete Cidades, Green Lake and Blue Lake Tour

You will be picked up from the cruise ship terminal and then, following the southern coast, leave Ponta Delgada and head towards the Pico do Carvão viewpoint where you can admire the breathtaking scenery of the north and south coasts. Continue to the Canary Lake viewpoint where you will have the first view of the crater of the Seven Cities Volcano and the majestic mountains that form the crater rim. Then, head towards the viewpoint of the King's view, perhaps the most famous viewpoint in Azores. After, its time to drive into the interior of the volcano, admiring the winding road that leads to the small pond of Santiago. Next, make a brief stop at the Parish of Seven Cities to breathe in the fresh air of a parish that gives you a sense of peace. Then, its time to drive back to Ponta Delgada for your last stop at a pineapple plantation. On the way, contemplate the magnificent road surrounded by hydrangeas, plantains, azaleas and other flowers characteristic of Azores.

...
From Ponta Delgada: Half-Day Sete Cidades Quad Tour

6. From Ponta Delgada: Half-Day Sete Cidades Quad Tour

Enjoy a half-day quad tour around Sete Cidades, the largest freshwater lake in the Azores, situated in the western part of the island of São Miguel. Starting from Ponta Delgada, discover the stunning landscapes of the island.   Experience the amazing view over the island at the Pico do Carvão viewpoint, with Ponta Delgada on one side, and Ribeira Grande on the other. Climb up into the mountains to see the Lagoas Empadadas, and the Serra Devassa. The mountains and lakes in this region play a very important role supplying water to the villages. Stop at Canário Lake for one of the best views of the Boca do Inferno trail.   On the way back to the city, you will see the majestic view at Vista do Rei, providing you with spectacular views of the magical blue and green colors that characterize the waters of these lakes.

...
São Miguel: Blue and Green Lakes Tour for Cruise Passengers

7. São Miguel: Blue and Green Lakes Tour for Cruise Passengers

Take part in an amazing full-day shore excursion exploring Azore's nature. Enjoy a combined tour leading you to the breathtaking views of Sete Cidades volcano and the mysterious beauty of Lagoa do Fogo & Caldeira Velha Natural Park and Thermal Pool. Begin following the southern coast of Ponta Delgada towards the Pico do Carvão viewpoint. Witness beautiful scenery and admire the North and South Coasts. From the Canary Lake viewpoint, the first view to the Seven Cities Volcano and the majestic mountains that form the crater rim awaits you. Hit the road towards the Vista do Rei viewpoint. Drive into the interior of the volcano admiring the winding road that leads to the peaceful Sete Cidades parish, stopping at Pico das Freiras viewpoint for another beautiful landscape image. A pause on Seven Cities parish to breathe the fresh air of a place giving a sense of peace. Stop in Ribeira Grande Town. Explore the charming city center and take part in a free taste of traditional liquors. Start the ascent to Lagoa do Fogo Volcano, a leisure stop to explore Caldeira Velha Natural Park & Thermal Pool. Discover the thermal pools, and hot springs, naturally heated by the heat. A beautiful warm waterfall flowing to a natural swimming pool. See lush tropical vegetation and have access to the interpretation center. The perfect occasion to have a thermal experience to complete a perfect day. Admire the stunning view from Lagoa do Fogo's viewpoint, for the first time, this viewpoint reveals his mystic, mysterious, and magnificent turquoise waters lake. Last stop at Pico da Barrosa at 850 meters above the ocean for a view of most of the western part of São Miguel island. Contemplate the magnificent road surrounded by hydrangeas, Plantains, azaleas, and other flowers of the Azores. Begin your descent to the south coast, direction to Ponta Delgada/cruise ship harbor.

...
Ponta Delgada: Shore Excursion - Sete Cidades & Azores

8. Ponta Delgada: Shore Excursion - Sete Cidades & Azores

Start with a pick-up/ drop-off at the cruise ship terminal. Time options include 09:00 or 13:00. For the ships arriving after 09:00, your tour will start 1-hour after disembarking. Starting from the cruise ship terminal where someone will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name written on it, following the southern coast, you will leave Ponta Delgada for the Pico do Carvao viewpoint where you will be able to admire the north and south coasts for some breathtaking scenery. Continue to the Canary Lake viewpoint and have your first view of the crater of the Seven Cities volcano and the majestic mountains that form the crater rim. Towards the viewpoint of the King's view, perhaps the most famous viewpoint in Azores to admire the blue and green lake. Drive into the interior of the volcano, admiring the winding road that leads to the small pond of Santiago. Enjoy a brief stop at the parish of the Seven Cities to breathe in the fresh air of a parish that will give you a sense of peace and then it will be time to see the interior of this magnificent volcano. Drive back contemplating the magnificent road surrounded by hydrangeas, plantains, azaleas and other flowers so characteristic of the Azores.

...
Ponta Delgada: 2-Hour Guided Walk Along the Serra Devassa

9. Ponta Delgada: 2-Hour Guided Walk Along the Serra Devassa

Walk along the spectacular Serra Devassa and admire breathtaking landscapes and panoramic views. Follow along this circular trail with an expert guide and learn the geological history of the area. Start your adventure near the forest of Lagoa do Canário and follow the rugged trail up into the mountains. Travel across the spectacular mountain range of Serra Devassa with stops at Pico das Éguas, the highest point of this route. Here, marvel at the volcanic cone with a serene lake inside. Circle around the Lagoa Rasa and continue on the path that goes back to the starting point. Along the trail, capture incredible photos of the unique landscape shaped by volcanos. Hear the fascinating geology, social and historical history of Sete Cidades from your expert guide and keep a look out for the diverse flora and fauna native to this incredible location.

...

Other Sightseeing Options in Canary Lake

Want to discover all there is to do in Canary Lake? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Canary Lake

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 58 reviews

Amazing experience. Showed us around sete cicades did some stops along the way. Due to the bad weather for the afternoon and days after, Azores outdoor activities contacted us to move our excursion to a earlier time. Which worked out great!

This experience was literally to the sky and back! Amazing! Beautiful spots that can only be accessed with the Quads and beautiful breathtaking views of the island, the crater and the Ocean!

Well organized tour and good value for money. Luis was an excellent guide and the lunch buffet included was also very rich and decent.

Very good. A very attentive guide and we have visited many places.

Highly recommended!! Amazing ride and excellent guide ;)