Driving past lush meadows bordered by hydrangeas to nearly 2,000 feet above sea level, you’ll reach the extinct Sete Cidades. A giant crater 8 miles in circumference, where they say at the bottom were once ‘Seven Cities’. From the edge of the crater, you’ll see there are now lakes, the 2 largest of which, will particularly attract your attention.One is bright blue, reflecting the colour of the sky, and the other is bright green reflecting the vegetation of the crater walls.

Your next stop will be at the famous Antonio Borges Botanical Gardens. Planted in the mid-19th century, the Botanical Gardens are a peaceful haven with exotic trees, wooded groves and lush lawns.

Afterwards, enjoy a short stop at a small Pineapple Plantation. Discover the various growth stages of the pineapple, which can take up to 2 years to grow, before returning to Ponta Delgada.

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