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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 Povoacao trip planner to schedule your visit to Furnas and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 18, 2017
    So what if the smell of sulphur might taint one of your senses this place is soooo worth the trip. You absolutely Must have a cozido ( delicious hot pot of mouthwatering meats and vegetables) simmerin...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We spent an hour walking around Furnas after having lunch here. There are obviously many hot springs and with it the strong smell of sulphur, although not as bad as what Id thought, it comes and goes....  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    never been an unorganized, possibly built city seen. I'm 5 x in the circle moved and no longer found. It smells like sulfur and it is only confusing
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