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Furnas, Sao Miguel

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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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  • This area was not spewing lava, but is is an location of bubbling areas and sulfuric smoke, which looks white not yellow. They even cook huge pots of food for hours. It's a big event to watch them rem...  read more »
  • Bubbling hot springs and sulfur are all around this town. You can even see them cooking in the hot springs a type of stew. Many streets start with the name Canada so it was a surprise. 
  • This town has some lovely sights to see. We parked at a hotel to ask some questions, the lady on reception was friendly, informative and gave us a map of the island to help us find our way. We asked a...  read more »
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