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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  • Must-see. You pay for the entrance and can take a bath in hot water boiler. has facilities for changing clothes and taking a shower. Excellent
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  • What to do when you visit San Miguel in the winter and if you have a few days of fog? Take advantage of the natural springs with water at 30° C or more is an excellent choice! This space is now sealed, with timetables and requires the purchase of entrance ticket at a cost of just £ 2. However, still little explored, too "raw", without which the business of tourism leads to rampant modernization.
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  • The use of mountain green to coincide with hot water off the volcanic rock give this place a 5 star review racial. Congratulations to the municipality of Ribeira Grande from what was done in this space the 2 € Americans pay are a symbolic value for the pleasure of there.
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