The most beautiful places you must see in Flores, Azores

Flores is my absolute favorite from the three Azorean islands I visited. As soon as I spotted the first rock formations, caves and waterfalls at the coastline, while the plane was descending, I fell in love. I instantly knew this island would be absolute paradise and it was! Never have I seen so many idyllic places in such a small area (143 km²). Because it is such a small island, it is hard to miss out on the most beautiful sights, but I’m going to share them anyway!

Flores’ most beautiful places you must see:

1. Lagoa Negra & Lagoa Comprida

Lagoa Negra & Lagoa Comprida Flores Azores

Lagoa Comprida Flores Azores

Two different colored lakes laying side by side at an altitude of about 600 meters in the highlands of Flores. The green one is Lagoa Negra (which I thought was very confusing because it means black lake) and the black one is Lagoa Comprida (which means long lake). Lagoa Negra is about 100 meter deep and a waterfall flows right into the Lagoa Comprida. You can hike along Lagoa Comprida but make sure to wear good hiking shoes, because the ground is very moist.

2. Poço do Bacalhau

Poco do Bacalhau Flores Waterfall Azores

This 90 meter high waterfall can be found near Faja Grande and is a popular swimming attraction, even though the water coming from the mountains is freezing cold!

3. Lagoa Rasa & Lagoa Funda

Lagoa Funda Lagoa Rasa Flores Azores

Lagoa Rasa Flores Azores

Lagoa Funda Flores Azores

The sight of these two crater lakes situated at different altitude is surreal. You can spot them from the road in the hills (there are no miradouros, but you can stop on the road) and drive in between them to get a closer look.

4. Poço da Alagoinha

Poco da Alagoinha Flores Azores


You can find this dreamy lagoon formed by 20 breath taking waterfalls near Fajazinha. Silence rules this places (except for the sound of the waterfalls, the birds and the wind through the trees). I sat here for more than an hour every day that I spent in Flores. Not only to rest after the steep and rather difficult hike, but to admire the incredible sight.

5. Rocha dos Bordoes

Rocha dos Bardoes Flores Azores
A huge rock formation with basalt organ pipes which is considered a wonder of nature.

6. Reserva Florestal Natural do Morro Alto e Pico da Sé

Reserva Florestal Natural do Morro Alto e Pico da Sé Flores Azores

Reserva Florestal Natural do Morro Alto e Pico da Sé Flores Azores

The center of Flores consists of a road through the mountains that leads to the North of the island. There is just one miradouro on the way but what a sight of the Pico dos Sete Pés! And of course, again, a beautiful waterfall!

7. Northern coastline

Coastline Flores Azores

Coastline Flores Azores

Flores has a very impressive coastline, especially in the North. The sight of Corvo makes it even more spectacular. Don’t forget to stop at every miradouro you pass. The views are always worth it!

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9 thoughts on “The most beautiful places you must see in Flores, Azores

  • November 27, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    Hi , when did you go to the Azores it looks lovely and green ?

    • November 30, 2016 at 8:03 PM

      I’ve been there in September. But the Azores are always green 🙂

    • December 31, 2016 at 11:55 AM

      Hi Denise! Thanks! 🙂
      Happy 2017!

  • March 19, 2017 at 12:33 PM

    You have discovered the one of the two world of the Flores island, the land paradise…
    Do you want discovery the other, an underwater paradise?!
    I’m available to receive you…

      • March 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM

        Maybe one day when I return 🙂

  • July 10, 2017 at 5:36 PM

    Thanks for this wonderful post. I am planning a trip to Flores and there are not so many webs (nor travel guides!) where you can find information about this island. This was very useful.

    • July 11, 2017 at 8:15 PM

      thanks for your nice comment! Have a great trip!

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