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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. Plan your Furnas visit and explore what else you can see and do in Povoacao using our Povoacao travel itinerary maker.
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  • It's truly a unique experience to eat the traditional stew cooked underground in the hot earth. The views are out of this world. I just wish I had had time to bathe in the thermal springs, hopefully n...  more »
  • We ate the Furnas caldera stew in the bus depot/restaurant right next to this utility company building in Furnas. It was filled with locals; the food and drinks were reasonably priced and delicious. W...  more »
  • It's a beautifull and different place,It's see hot water for everywhere!!! Northwest office Azores Island  more »

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