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Furnas

Sao Miguel, Portugal
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Ranked #5 of 40 Attractions in Sao Miguel
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors

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New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 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
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Ontario, Canada
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164 reviews 164 reviews
91 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Furnas is not a big town but it's sitting right on top of furmaroles or volcanic steam vents. These smell so strongly of sulfur, but are really very cool. There is no cost for the entrance to the area where the vents are located. You can walk around and photograph them as much as your nose can handle it. There... More 

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Indian Wells, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I was on an escorted tour visiting this location. The tour arranged for a cozidos prepared by volcanic steam for six plus hours. The results were outstanding and I consider this to be one of the best meals we had on the tour. It may be a tourist attraction but it certainly is one worthy of being experienced!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We have a full day tour form Ponta Delgada to Furnas : 4x4 Jeep safari with Trilhos Natureza tours, Spectacular view over Valley of Furnas from Pico do Ferro. At Furnas Caldeiras you will see Furmaroles also Furnas lake that you can have a picnic or just relax enjoy the magnificent view , also in the area where they cook... More 

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Plainfield, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Boring little town with no good restaurants and lots of old people. The hot springs here are worth the trip and so is the lake with the cooking furnas. If we had more time we should have checked out the restaurants at the end of the lake and not in town.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The boiling waters of Furnas is quite a sight. We had our lunch placed in a hole at 6am and by lunch two guys pulled our cooked lunch from the hole and we ate this great meal in a quaint house by the boiling waters.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We went to Furnas to have their famous boiled meat stew that they cook in the ground. I can't remember the name of the restaurant but it was in the town and I think they also had a pool. The stew consisted of beef, pork, chicken two,types of sausage, cabbage, carrots and potato. The meal for two was large enough... More 

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