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Furnas

Address: Sao Miguel, Portugal
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Ranked #5 of 55 things to do in Sao Miguel
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks

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Holland, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Mountains that give views of the ocean on either side of the island surround this little village in a crater. Geothermal hoy springs are all over. Bubbling, sulfurous, steaming, hissing....its primordial and awesome! There are many, many pipes that run with different kinds of natural waters. Bring your water. Bottle and fill it up with your favorite. My favorite had... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enjoy the the Furnas Volcano steam comming out o the earth. The village is interesting "sitting on top" of a volcano. Two places in the city where you can see and smell (Uhf) the inside of our mother earth.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

the hot spring were very relaxing, wear something old as the sulfer will ruin it. witnessed the cooking of the "cozido" in the earth, and also enjoyed eating it afterward, at O Miroma

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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Four things to know before going to the hot springs: 1) The entry fee is 2 euro. 2) Bring a towel or they will charge you a fee to rent one. 3) Don't wear a bathing suit you care about because the orange iron in the water might affect the color. 4) Don't listen to the guards who suggest putting... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We spent a day traveling around the center of Sao Miguel and Furnas was certainly the highlight. The fumaroles (non-geyser vents) were really fun to walk near and the scenery at Lagoa das Furnas is so serene and breathtaking. There are lots of friendly ducks and cats around looking for scraps. The best part of Furnas is the local cozido... More 

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A quiet village, easy to walk around and lots to see. The highlight is the Terra Nostra Botanical Park with its outdoor thermal swimming pool. With your park entrance fee you can swim there or it is free if staying at the hotel. Take an old bathing suit...it might get ruined! You can see the hot springs, or drive out... More 

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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Quaint and charming village nestled among hot springs in a crater. There are a couple of places that you can enjoy the hot springs, and the center of town has the different springs marked. Really fun to experience.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Have just returned from a cruise on the P&O Adonia, from Southampton to Lisbon, then to the Azores before crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Excellent cruise. Spent 1 day in Sao Miguel so decided on an island tour. Friends recommended a lady taxi driver `Isabel Rego` who they had used before and having fought off several other drivers we... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It's hard to believe that people would build their homes next to bubbling, steaming springs. Around the most active, they put up Christmas decorations! The red roofs tucked into the valley surrounded by green, green fields was extremely picturesque and relaxing. I want to take my husband back here.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We loved Furnas. So much to see. We enjoyed the thermal baths. So relaxing. Then we saw the cozida being pulled from the ground and then went to a great restaurant to eat the cozida for lunch. It was fun walking around the town seeing all the steam rising from the ground. Also interesting to sample the water fountains with... More 

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