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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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  • The Caverns are one of the must-see attractions on the island of São Miguel. Take a day to visit the great Valley of Furnas. Here you will find viewpoints, ponds, waterfalls, fumaras and boilers, restaurants, botanical parks and forestry ...
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  • This is such an unusual place to visit with the volcanic activity (bubbling mud holes, steam holes, smell of sulphur and the natural water springs). Don't miss the thermal baths. We went to the ones i...  more »
  • A great place to visit. Beautiful to hike around the town. Hot Springs are great. I recommend the Poça Da Dona Beija thermal baths the most. 2-3 days are enough if your just in furnas. Don't eat in to...  more »