Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, Ribeira Grande

An important geosite of the Azores UNESCO Global Geopark, Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, features a thermal spring that feeds two natural pools with temperatures of 27 C (80 F) and 38 C (100 F). Before donning your bathing suite and bathing the warm waters, stop into the interpretation center to learn about the geological origins, geodiversity, and biodiversity of the Azores and to peruse the samples of endemic plant life and rocks. The onsite 320 m (960 ft) Water Spring Walking Trail provides a fine warmup for your soak in the geothermal pools surrounded by dense and diverse vegetation. To protect the ecologically fragile area from mass tourism, the center keeps guided under the auspices of one its own technicians. To visit Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha on your holiday in Ribeira Grande, and find out what else Ribeira Grande has to offer, use our Ribeira Grande attractions site .
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  • When we had paid (8 euro pp!!), we were told that the waterfall was inaccessible. We were just being soaking in the thermal baths. Was kinda nice. You can take a shower and there are toilets. There is also a small building with info about the area. All in all nice, but too expensive for what you get.
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  • Beautiful ride in this garden, where you can observe the flora present on the island, falls, and Creek. You can still view the existing mills along the River, one of which still works.
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  • Nice location but at a price a little high for 2 hours in the room. Otherwise very nice even with a cool weather and rainy.
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