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Furnas

Sao Miguel, Portugal
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Ranked #5 of 37 Attractions in Sao Miguel
Type: Bodies of Water
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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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Lausanne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Not an incredible town to stroll around but we loved the small hot springs on the outskirts and walking round the botanical gardens, a great way to spend half a day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

a full day is best. the views were gorgeous, we took the north road, visiting the only tea planation in Europe then stopped at Pico do Ferro with a great view of Furnas valley.

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Oakdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I Love Furnas. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever layed eyes on. I will surely be going back so I can lay in the Geothermal Iron Springs all day long at Terra Nostre Parque. It is magickal and healing to just be breathing in the fresh air here. The people are friendly and helpful and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Furnas has more to do and see without the large city feel than anywhere else on the island. Take in the hot baths, see the Terra Nostra garden and orange pool, Eat corn cooked right in the scalding steam vents, and ensure you eat food cooked on the shores of Lagoa Furnas (cozido)

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Fuerteventura
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We loved Furnas and it probably is the one place that would tempt us to return to the Azores. We loved the hot springs – the Copper Pool in the Terra Nostra gardens and particularly the pools at the lovely Poca da Dona Beja - but we also really liked the extensive boiling and bubbling geysers and clouds of sulphur... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The walk around the lake and the hot pools where the locals cook corn on the cob - all well worth a visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

When you're here you feel like you're in the movie Guerrilla's in the mist. Feels like a jungle with steam rising from it.. A truly unique place.. Make sure to try the meal they cook in the ground using the hot springs.. It's called "Cozido".

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