Caldeira das Furnas
Caldeira das Furnas
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  • rdubbs08
    Edmond, Oklahoma7,576 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nature at its best!
    There is a nominal fee to enter the lake park, but worth it. The lake is a gorgeous setting, the geothermal activity neat to see and the underground cooking was cool to witness, especially as we were dining at one of the restaurants who had our meal somewhere down in the geothermal holes! There is also a nice little cafe where we had lunch - delicious soup and sandwich with a bottle of wine. Very glad we stopped!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 6, 2024
  • Daniel V
    54 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A really good experience
    Great view of the caldera and bubblign mud pits. Only 3 euros to park the car and you can return as many times as you like. Some of the walkways were being repaired but you could still get very close. The gardens behind which charge €10 entry per person are highly recommended!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 15, 2024
  • Travel Loving Canuck
    Ontario, Canada174 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enchanting Geothermal Wonder
    Caldeira das Furnas is a captivating destination with its otherworldly geothermal landscape and steaming hot springs. The natural beauty and unique volcanic activity make it a must-visit. The experience of seeing the bubbling fumaroles up close is both thrilling and educational. The only downside is the occasional strong sulfur smell, which can be overwhelming at times. Overall, it's a fascinating spot that offers a memorable glimpse into the powerful forces of nature.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 18, 2024
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Carolina D
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
So...the first question you are asked there is if you are a local or not. Why? Because if you're not local, you have to pay 3€ per person to visit the area. It would be (kinda)ok to pay, if (and only if) you got something from it. You pay those 3€ just to see something that does not require any maintenence or any special expenses to be kept. Those 3€ include nothing to the tourist. It is ridiculous, really. No tour, no guide, no signs with the story of the place, no nothing. Why do they charge this? I have no clue. If you want to have a walk inside the park (through the woods), you have to pay extra 7€ per person. Just to walk, again with no advantage to the tourist. It is not worth it, really. You pay tourism taxes when you enter the Azores, and still after that, it seems like you have to pay for everything you do. The only thing you will see there is the place where they cook the famous cozido das furnas. Anything else is just landscape. The sightseeing is beautiful, and the place is quiet and welcoming. However, you can have the same experience by stopping the car before you get in the zone, therefore avoiding the payment. This is just a way to make money and nothing else. If they keep going this way, many people will not return because it is just not worth paying again. Who wants everything at once, ends up loosing all they have.
Written February 10, 2023
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Curly C
Vung Tau, Vietnam31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Furnas is the most popular place on the island and unfortunately you can feel and see that. There's not whole lot to do if you're staying for more than two nights. Best recommendation is to visit it maybe for a night stay or just stopover by car and attend some free entry places (like Caldeiras das Furnas). Otherwise, if you're bothered by busy places and want to visit famous attractions, you may be disappointed due to the huge flow of tourists that unfortunately ruin the experience of relaxing and calm atmosphere projected by its beautiful nature. If you're into trekking and avoid the crowds, just go and explore nature on your own which is stunning, however if you're into being surrounded by people, explore and lear what's the best time to visit Terra Nostra or Poça da Dona Beija and be prepared to feel the breath of the person following your back. If authorities in Furnas will continue to be money driven and not care about logistical and administrational things, unfortunately the whole town will become very shallow and bleak.
Written September 13, 2021
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bertrand2204
Oisterwijk, The Netherlands494 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This is the perfect attraction that you can do in 30 minutes and have a break on the road.

The caldeiras are kind of in the middle of the city and all of a sudden you discover them.
This is really nice arranged and you spend a nice moment walking through them.

Don't rush to the lake or the Park, take time to stop a moment and enjoy the caldeiras.
Written October 3, 2020
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kopacekj
Prague, Czech Republic42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Hidden valley full of mills and small waterfalls.
It's perfect place to relax, enjoy bubbling and gurgling water from multiple waterfalls. Especially great when out of season as you can enjoy the beauty and atmosphere without crowds of tourists
Written March 18, 2023
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stevelotte
Montville, NJ501 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We walked around the lake and saw where the restaurants put their pots into the ground. We got to see the chapel and enjoy our walk around the lake. We also ate at a lovely Cozido restaurant. A must do for any meat eaters!! I was able to have tuna - thanks Greenzone. We also did a walk to an area with a research center and fountains providing different carbonated waters.
Written June 6, 2022
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randr360
Cape Coral, FL5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Great full day trip from Ponta Delgada east to Furnas & Tera Nostra Garden, Nordeste, along the north coast with Samual da Silva Regao (Greencorner Tours -(greencornertours@gmail.com;(+351)911936846. Second great trip west to Sete Cidades and Logoa. He grew up on the island, speaks excellent English and is a safe driver - highly recommend! He can tailor an excursion specific to your interests; has a van that carries 8.
Written March 29, 2020
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rdubbs08
Edmond, OK7,576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
There is a nominal fee to enter the lake park, but worth it. The lake is a gorgeous setting, the geothermal activity neat to see and the underground cooking was cool to witness, especially as we were dining at one of the restaurants who had our meal somewhere down in the geothermal holes!

There is also a nice little cafe where we had lunch - delicious soup and sandwich with a bottle of wine.

Very glad we stopped!
Written April 6, 2024
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tinkle_24
Northampton, UK1,779 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Did not realise we had such glorious bubbling hot springs and thermals in Portugal. A large area to see the bubbling hot water and steaming holes. Stalls sold produce cooked in the hot springs. Also not far was the rusty coloured thermal baths for swimming. Only problem was queue for changing room and shower, otherwise idyllic setting in the midst of great greenery,
Written September 17, 2022
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Daniel V
54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Great view of the caldera and bubblign mud pits. Only 3 euros to park the car and you can return as many times as you like. Some of the walkways were being repaired but you could still get very close. The gardens behind which charge €10 entry per person are highly recommended!
Written April 15, 2024
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Luckyduck2012
Winnipeg506 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
We were surprised that we had to pay for this considering that you can see the fumaroles in the town of Furnas for free. It really isn't that much different just on a larger scale. The adjacent park is an extra cost if that is something you are looking to do. With so many awe inspiring things to do in São Miguel, I would skip this and instead look for attractions that don't have a cost.
Written June 19, 2024
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