Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, Ribeira Grande
(4.3/5 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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  • Smell the sulphur, smoke coming out of the Earth, boiling water, natural waterfall and small pond with water at 25 degrees. Small dam with water at 35 degrees, come dirty, where you can take a shower. Rich and varied forest. Good place to contact phenomena of nature. There are 3 wooden changing rooms to people can change clothes and washed in it in Cascade or the dam.
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  • A very interesting site, with ferrous baths, employees friendly and always ready to any clarification about the Park. A lesson about volcanism and a knowledge of the tectonic plates in the region, we should meet. Culturally richer after this visit. I advise.
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  • Situated in the Serra da Água de Pau, near the Lagoa do Fogo, is a place of extraordinary natural beauty. Take a bath in hot water from draining down the slopes and enjoy the lush greenery of an extraordinary green.
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