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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  • Impossible to the impasse on this must visit during a trip to SAO MIGUEL: and don't forget your swimsuit to enjoy the hot waters surrounded by giant ferns!
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  • very nice site, I have no words, I went through a few tracks by lot, to the hot water I'd invite to the baths, which I didn't, because I left my in the hotel the day before was in terra nostra, unforgivable. In almost all these parks if paid the entry, not expensive it was just two people, but with a large family won't be so cheap, while I agree that these places have to be protected, we actually saw the person taking care of the kill. and a tour desk where he showed all the permenores and history of that place
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  • Nature in all its splendor. With secular trees and abundant vegetation which looks more like a Jurassic Park. Boilers with its mineral water and natural that runs hot and where you can take a pleasant bath surrounded by nature.
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