Luzon ( Luzon ) — the largest (area 104688 km 2 ) island of the Philippine archipelago and the 15th largest island in the world. It is located in the Northern part of the Philippine Islands. With adjacent Islands forms the same island group ( Luzon ), one of the three parts, along with the Visayas Islands and Mindanao . which are Felinine . In addition to the Luzon island group Luzon includes the Islands of Mindoro . Palawan (Luzon classification is not unambiguous, sometimes referred to the Visayas ), Busuanga . Crowns . Sibuyan . the archipelago Babuyan, etc.
From the West to the Strait bordering the South China . and the East — the Philippine sea .
Features of the island of Luzon
Relief strove Luzon complex, with a combination of mountains, intermontane and coastal plains. It is the largest mountain range of the Philippines — Cordillera . The highest point of the island (the second highest in the country) — mountain Pulog ( Pulag ), 2922 m On Luzon there are active volcanoes, including the famous volcanoes Mayon and Taal . The largest lake of the Philippines — Laguna de Bai ( Laguna de Bay ) is also located on Luzon . Continue reading
San Miguel (port. São Miguel ) is the largest island of the archipelago in the territory and the population. Included in the Eastern group, together with the island of Santa Maria. San Miguel is also called the “green island” because of the beautiful green landscape.
The island 746,82 km2. A population of 140 thousand people. The island has a long shape and stretches from West to East, is 64 km in length and from 8 to 14 km in width.
San Miguel is a volcanic island consisting of two volcanic massifs separated by a Central ridge of small height. The highest point of the island is the mountain Pico da Vara (1103 m). On the island in a huge volcanic crater is located the beautiful lake of Lagoa do Fogo or “lake of Fire”. 5 km away there is another lake Lagoa do the Congres. In the Western part of the island is the beautiful double lake Lagoa das Sete-Cidades, and in the South-East of it is lake Santiago.
The pride of the islanders — the nature Park Terra Nostra with a large variety of trees and flowers, nestled on 12 acres of land. Upon arrival at the Furnas You will find a real Paradise. Here is the lake of Furnas, famous for its romantic atmosphere, but also hot springs, which turned it coast natural in the kitchen. Baking food in the pots right in the ground — a wonderful tradition, giving You the opportunity to enjoy delicious dishes of meat and vegetables Continue reading