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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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Waren eigentlich zum Baden hier und haben dann die Möglichkeit wahrgenommen gratis eine kurze Führung durch den Urwald hoch zum kleinen Wasserfall zu bekommen. Haben richtig viel über die Flora, Sao M... more »Were supposed to swim here and have then perceived the way free to get a short guided tour through the jungle up to the small waterfall. Really learned much about the flora and Sao Miguel, the Azores. Guides are always around 14.00, 16.00 and 18.00.View original
Ha cambiado desde que fui la primera vez pero aun mantiene el encanto de aquellos momentos. Agua calentita para relajarse en la piscina que se ve en fotos, aunque más arriba se puede disfrutar otro ta... more »It has changed since the first time I went but still maintains the charm of those times. Warm water to relax in the pool that you see in photos, although higher up so you can enjoyView original
Local de visita obrigatória em São Miguel, muito bem integrado na natureza, com flora exuberante e vistas fantásticas. Possui ainda duas lagoas termais muito relaxantes, cascatas e apoio de vestiário ... more »Must-see in San Miguel, very well integrated in nature, with lush flora and fantastic views. It also has two very relaxing thermal ponds, waterfalls and support from dressing room and locker room. Very affordable entry price.View original
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