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Lagoa do Capitão

Natural Heritage

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Localized on the Zona Central Protected Landscape Area, this lagoon offers a panoramic view of São Roque village, the northern slopes of the island, the Pico Mountain, often mirrored in the calm waters of the lagoon, and the Canal Pico – São Jorge (water channel).

Of small size, Lagoa do Capitão has an area of 2.6 hectares and a maximum depth of 4.5 metres. However, it is an important strategic reserve of freshwater and plays a vital role in the operation and maintenance of the island’s natural systems. Together with other lagoons in this protected area, it is classified as a Protected Water Mass through the Lagoas do Pico Land Development and Watershed Plan.

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