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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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  • Approaching Furnas allows to admire many wonders. It is normal to begin by approaching the peak lookout drive do Ferro to 544 m of altitude allows a splendid view over the Lake of Furnas. If one looks you can admire beyond below the fumaroles that will then have chance to see up close when you get off the Lake. The Lake is both step as endemic birds.
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  • the combination of the hot springs,lakeside geothermal cooking spots, lake views and really good food makes this a must see on San Miguel 
  • Driving into Furnas the views are incredible. We saw 3-4 rainbows while driving through the mountains. Wandering around the hot springs was interesting.