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Address: Lomba das Barracas, Furnas, Sao Miguel 9675-044, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 296 584 256
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Thermal pools

Great thermal waters - several pools with different temperatures. The waters were high in iron, made your skin feel great...but it took a few washings to get the iron our of our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Modesto, California
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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Great thermal waters - several pools with different temperatures. The waters were high in iron, made your skin feel great...but it took a few washings to get the iron our of our swimsuits. They kept the beautiful natural landscaping. They are in process of constructing 2 additional pools.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Visiting the pools of Poca Da Dona Beija was the perfect way for me to unwind on vacation and really appreciate the natural beauty of Sao Miguel. Beyond the visceral pleasure of a hot soak in a natural geothermal pool, the tranquility of Poca Da Dona Beija's secluded island locale facilitated thoughts of peace and serenity...of enduring time, and the... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Poca Da Dona Beija must not be missed when visiting Furnas! The property has a number of pools to choose from, which allows you to select the just the right temperature and keeps the environment intimate and never over-crowded. Staff are friendly and grounds are not only clean but beautiful! The hot springs are open most of the day, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

110F pools. Nice changing area with cold showers. Pretty! Definitely worth a visit for a dip. Centrally located in the village.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The Poca was undergoing some construction, but that didn't detract from our experience. The changing rooms were nice, and even though it seemed chilly, it was a comfortable walk to the pools. There are two of different depths and they perch above the stream with the water spilling off the side like small cobbled infinity pools. The orange color from... More 

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Admission is cheap, only a few Euros each, the staff is friendly and attentive and the baths are amazing. The place is beautiful and well maintained. The security is diligent about watching your stuff so you don't feel uncomfortable leaving it unattended while you're soaking. Towels are provided with the price of admission.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A very enjoyable destination. The comments of recent reviewers are accurate-this is a well cared for resource with 2 hot pools (one deeper than the other) at the temperature of a warm bath. The price, 2 euros, is minimal. Towels can be hired for a further 2 euros. We spent a very happy 90 minutes or so soaking in the... More 

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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Beware, the tourist map is misleading as it indicates the Pools are adjacent to the main road (Estrada Regional 2-1). It isn't. Follow Rua da Igreja from the centre of Furnas (once you have mastered the crazy one way system) and then turn right when you see the sign post. Having got that out of my system(!) the pools are... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It was such a relaxing place, we went there 3 times during our stay in Sao Miguel. It was very relaxing, and well-managed. Changing rooms were very clean and had the proper facilities. The entrance fee was only 2 Euros, and the hot water pools were 39 degrees Celsius. There was also a hot & cold combined pool, very useful... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This place is a gem. It was hardly crowded in December and has 2 hot pools and one waterfall area where the hot and cold water (from the mountains) mix. They were undergoing some construction in adding two more lukewarm pools for summer. Like the other reviews, its a steal for the price. We ended up going there to just... More 

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