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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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Vancouver, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Furnas Lagoon is beautiful and the Furnas are a natural attraction that you cannot miss. You must have the cozido for lunch. It is just delicious!

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Sollentuna, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We got here by car from Ponta Delgada - breathtaking sceneries on the winding roads up to the valley. We stopped by the steaming and boiling wells by the end of the lake. You may cook your own meal in the groundovens there but it takes many hours. Picnic tables and common grills are available at many places. The village... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Sweet little town with volcanic caldeiras (steam and boiling areas), hot springs, and very walkable.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Well worth the beautiful misty drive up the mountains towards the middle of Sao Miguel. Landscapes was breathtaking and one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. The vistas wrap you in it's beauty. A must see if you visit Sao Miguel.

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What an amazing thing to experience. The next time we go back, we will order a boiled dinner cooked in the restaurant. I was glad to capture a family who had ordered one, so my family got to see how it was done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were in Sao Miguel for more than a week and every evening went back to enjoy the peaceful view and steaming baths of Furnas, never felt relxed more. Enjoyed every moment.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were supposed to kayak on the lake but the weather was bad. It's still worthwhile to see the geothermal bubbling vents and the area where they cook the cozida in the ground. The town of Furnas is quaint and worth a stop. Definitely check out the Terra Nostra Gardens. Would love to come back when the weather is better.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A very unique place and a unique way of cooking food. The result was excellent. The food was delicious. The number of steam vents and volcanic activity near the town was much more active than I imagined. The views of the valley are beautiful and the hot springs were enjoyable.

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Poynton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

the bubbling mud pools were great and the botanical garden amazing but the one way road system terrible!!

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