Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, Ribeira Grande

(4.4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha and other Ribeira Grande attractions using our handy Ribeira Grande vacation generator.
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  • Situated in the middle of nature. Warm waters where you can take a nice bath and enjoy the surrounding nature.
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  • We like the place, is a lovely walk in middle of nature, well crafter paths shows you the way to the waterfall...  more »
  • One should not miss the opportunity to visit this park! The hot baths, waterfalls, wooden buildings and a wonderful care in the management of this space. Fantastic.
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