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Furnas

Address: Sao Miguel, Portugal
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Ranked #6 of 33 Attractions in Sao Miguel
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Colchester, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Not much to see in the town, I had the food from the Furnas but the other restaurants were better. The lake and hot water coming out of the ground are a must see.

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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is a lovely way to spend a day. Driving from the south there is a car park on the right hand side of the road just as you reach Lagoa das Furnas. You have to pay on departure but it is cheap. Park there and then walk clockwise around the Lagoa. The research and monitoring station is worth a... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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98 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We ended up going to Furnas / Poca de Dona Beija to relax several times during our trip. The town is nice with many restaurants and shops. The town itself looks romantic and the Lake Furnas area seems like just out of the movie Avatar!! A must see in Sao Miguel!!

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Owen Sound, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Spent roughly three hours in Furnas. Ate lunch baked in the in ground thermal area -- delicious meats and veggies. Really enjoyed the thermal baths. Christmas decorations in the volcanic area of town added to the visit. Our favourite spot on Sao Miguel.

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

What a unique place to visit, with fumaroles, steam, cauldrons of boiling water and many, many cats, all next to a beautiful lagoon. The thermal waters of Poca de Dona Beija was an enjoyable experience even on a rainy day in December. The water is so warm!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I traveled to Furnas with one of my girlfriends and we are both asian from toronto. We went there to do the hiking trail around the lake. We didn't know where the starting point was and the lady at the tourism centre was very helpful. I would recommend going there if you are wondering about what to do. I noticed... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was cute little town, clean as a whistle and the perfect place to enjoy the colzido. It was really interesting to see the hot steam areas right in town. Very pretty little park area. I didn't find the smell awful nor very sulphur like, if you've been around true strong sulphur springs. It was a warm steam with a... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Definitely a must see though the smell is simply awful (sulfur). Our tour happened to fall on a day that was filled with rain, however we still found it very fun and informative. Our tour guide described that the majority of the island uses geothermal electricity which is only possible in a handful of locations around the world. Also be... More 

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