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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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  • Worth the visit to the Fumaroles of the Lagoa das Furnas, not only to watch outside the morning stew around 11:00/12:00, to witness the volcanic activity and the surrounding landscape of the lagoon.
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  • This is a place where you confeciona the famous baked in holes made in the ground along the lagoon and whose temperature contributes to make the stew. Must be unpublished and therefore worthy of being visited. Space is well arranged, unlike a few years ago.
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  • Great food and hospitality. A must visit when in São Miguel Açores deep in the heart of the island. Miroma is the place to eat the famous "cozido" made in the sulfur oles near the "Lagoa das Furnas". ...  more »