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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  • The admission has been "updated" and is covered with €8, the toilets in a poor condition are as ever before. Look at enough but once again never.
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  • Not to be missed. With €3 makes the site visit, no matter how €5 can take a shower and have an access to scientifically accurate information about the "phenomenon" in question.
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  • had there been in 20 years, was an adventure to get there these days is a flawless ride. goes smoothly, the space is impeccably organized, clean and worth a dip in the pools.
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