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Furnas, Sao Miguel

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Relax in a rock-lined mineral bath, or check out the geysers and bubbling mud at Furnas, a volcanic village best known for its thermal pools and other geological attractions. Located on the island of Sao Miguel in the Portuguese Azores, the town features a large lake in the center, surrounded by the crater's steep sides. For a nominal fee you can soak in the warm pools and use the modern amenities, including lockers, bathrooms, and changing rooms. Wander the Terra Nostra botanical gardens to see some plants native to the island. Be sure to try the local specialty, "cozido das furnas"--traditional food cooked for over six hours in the scalding heat of the steam vents, and rumored to be delicious. Take a look at our Furnas trip planner to schedule your visit to Furnas and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Hot springs, hot tubs, lots of sights to walk around. We visited the hot springs area and saw the food being prepared at the beach on the lake cooking in the dirt using only the volcanic heat. We late...  more »
  • Geysers, exuberant nature, thermal waters, botanical garden and a charming village. Very well kept gardens. Well worth visiting. Don't miss the geysers. Has an excellent hotel in the village. Furnas lagoon also worth the ride!
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  • This upside down building is actualy not a house but an electricity transformer house. It is located in a parralel road of the main road. Its cute  more »
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