Poca Da Dona Beija, Furnas

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Take a break from your tour of Sao Miguel with a relaxing swim at Poca Da Dona Beija, a small spa featuring three natural pools of iron-rich water known for its therapeutic properties. Fed by a series of hot springs, the small pools remain at about 39 C (102 F), an ideal temperature for soothing tense muscles and easing pains associated with chronic rheumatism. On-site facilities include restrooms, showers, and changing rooms, as well as a small gift shop selling handmade jewelry. Keep in mind that the yellowish water can leave stains on your clothes, so wear an old bathing suit for your swim. For Poca Da Dona Beija and beyond, use our Furnas online day trip planner to get the most from your Furnas vacation.
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  • Pretty hot water. We went during the night and felt that warm. I advise taking a bikini or boardshorts old because the water as it has rust will wonder.
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  • Brutal. Fantastic experience. Suggested only the improvement of the locker room and shower. Witness man in a wheelchair with some limitations of space for dressing, small space!
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  • This is the most beautiful spot -- an easy drive from Ponta Delgada, and really worth it! Lovely serene pools to choose from, and beautiful plantings around the pools. Very well-designed. There is a h...  more »
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  • Beautiful experience. Really nice architecture, very relaxing waters. 6€ give you great value for money. Definitely get a locker for an additional 1€. All pools are 39C, except the upper one, which is 28C, where cold and hot water mixes. We loved sitting in there, hanging our legs over the pool’s end, feeling the water falling on our feet, feeling the rain on our face and watching the clouds passing by. 1h30 are probably the maximum time you should stay in there. Friendly service, definitely a must when on the island.
  • Beautiful spa. 5 pools, most of them of +/-39º but with different depths and features. Is a very popular place so looks like it is busy all the time. There are changing rooms with a shower and worth to get a locker so there is no worries about your valuables. Like the website recommends, don’t bring jewellery into the pools. The waters are quite warm and full of minerals that can change the look of it. My nails still have an orange tint from it and is quite hard to get rid of it after 3 days.
  • Doesn't really compare to the Arenal hot springs in Costa Rica, but it's a lovely little place. We were there just before close and the warmth of the water and lighting was a nice break from the cool weather we'd had. The change rooms can take a while but it's well organized with towel baskets etc. [ as corrected below: there are locker rooms for a deposit, my apologies}. Gift shop is nice... I purchased very interesting Portuguese clay piggy banks for my nephews!
  • Definitely worth a visit. 5 pools 28 and 39 degrees temperature outdoors. There are lockers (1€) and showers (2€). Entry is for the entire day and is 6€. We loved it. Make sure you go there by yourself so you don't pay 60€ to travel agents to get you there. The entire place is covered by trees and greenery and there is parking for 15 cars
  • Don’t miss this place when you’re in Azores!! For sure the best spot to bath in thermal water, not too expensive and I saw others thermal pools as well but none of them looked like this. Loved it-10/10
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