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Furnas

Sao Miguel, Portugal
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Ranked #5 of 40 Attractions in Sao Miguel
Type: Bodies of Water
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Less than an hours ride from Ponta Delgada is a stunning little village in the extinct volcanic crater. The lake is surrounded by the steep sides of the crater affording beautiful views of the town and the ocean beyond. The town has hot springs you can bathe in and they cook traditional meals called corzido with the heat of them.... More

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We love Furnas! We drove 45min there twice during our 6days visited on the island! It is better u park the car then walk around the town as it is a walkable place. You can go to a few hotsprings to soak, walk in the great garden, drink different kinds of mineral water for free! Eat corzido in town. So... More

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Rochester MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Everyone was happy with this visit to Furnas. We dropped our wives at Hotel terra Nostra for spa treatments and we hit Furnas golf course. Course is beautiful and well maintained. Greens are tricky with many undulations. Joined the wives for lunch at Terra Nostra and had the traditional meal cooked in the ground. It is worth the extra money... More

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I liked the thermal baths, the caldeira where the cozido dish is cooked. Walking around lake Furnas can be done in January in a Tshirt though cannot be guaranteed. At the southern end there are conveniences plus picnic tables. The are other hot springs. For football fans who can't wait FC Vale Formoso is the friendly local club of semi... More

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Campbellville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you are on Sao Miguel, you must go to Furnas. It only takes about 45 minutes to drive from Ponta Delgada. Definitely go to the Terra Nostra hotel (we had a fabulous lunch there on the patio by the bar). Then go see the boiling water and bubbling mud by the lake (there are good public toilets here). It... More

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

One of the most beautiful places on earth! You feel so relaxed and in touch with nature! Unfortunatly not many good choices in restaurants, but uf you want to be in touch with nature just picnic by the lake!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is so a lovely place! Definitely a hidden gem of the Azores. There are beautiful natural thermal baths at different temperatures as well as a cool pool with flowing water. Change rooms, towels, baskets for your belongings & a gift shop. It's open almost every day & late too. It's a small parking lot but well worth the squeeze... More

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Bristol, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We came here as part of a day trip touring the island. Very interesting and the lunch cooked underground and eaten in a local restaurant was a great experience.

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The food cooked in the hot springs here are incredible. Best meal I ever had, we ate at tony's near by, they do all the work for you. The ground around the hotsprings with the lake and the church were also very pleasant. Would be a nice place to spend the afternoon.

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Succasunna, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

When I asked my kids what their favorite place to visit in Sao Miguel, they quickly answered Furnas! First thing you see is a large scenic lake with a historic pretty old church in the distance. As you drive further you can start to see the clouds of steam coming from the geysers. Once you get into the parking lot... More

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