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Furnas, Sao Miguel

#4 of 18 in Nature in Sao Miguel
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 Sao Miguel trip planner to schedule your visit to Furnas and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Very interesting area to tour. There are walkways and stairs that allow visitors to be fairly close to these steaming hot springs. There is always action with some of the hot springs violently boiling...  more »
  • Visit the Furnas Lake where is made a stew with the pot buried in the floor of an ancient volcano effervescent. The cooking time is 6 hours. The location is wonderful and different. A lake in an extinct volcano. We had lunch this stew and it was delicious.
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