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On leaving Ponta Delgada it was raining, but when we arrived in Furnas it had warmed up and the sun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edwin F
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Calgary, Canada
Cool spot!!

We visited on a rainy day on our way back from Terra Nostra. I recommend combining this with other... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kriscvt
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Furnas, Povoacao, Sao Miguel, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On leaving Ponta Delgada it was raining, but when we arrived in Furnas it had warmed up and the sun was shining. Still free to visit and interesting to walk around.

Thank Edwin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a rainy day on our way back from Terra Nostra. I recommend combining this with other activities- you would probably spend about an hour or so here. We found parking easy. We did not encounter any crowds due to the overcast/cool weather-...More

Thank kriscvt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It reminded me somewhat of Yellowstone. Same smell, same bubbly smoky surface. You really get a feel for primordial earth, or actually you feel like an actor in some Star Wars movie. It's right at the edge of the town of Furnace with it's very...More

2  Thank HCovik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Furnas on the road alongside these steaming bubbling waters - it was exciting for this natural wonder to be our first sight of the village. Well worth a visit for a wander around. Note that this is not where the restaurants cook...More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed September 10, 2018

This is a unique, rare village build in the middle of Caldeira and I believe just 30 or so years after the major explosion of the volcano. Everybody can visit Caldeiras das Furnas without a fee unlike Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas.

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Unbelivably weird phenomenon! Smoking holes all over the village, in a 100% habited place. Never seen and smelled anything like before! Obligatory if one is in Sao Miguel, Azores. Be prepared to spot boiling food in some of them.... This is a complete new level...More

1  Thank korodiandi
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We were staying in the furnas region. Definitely worth a stop. It will take about a hour to walk around.

Thank CapeCodMSG
Reviewed August 16, 2018

On the bank of the Furnas lake, this is a nice place to visit. Come at around noon to see people from the restaurants coming to pick up their cuzidos.

Thank lolongan
Reviewed August 12, 2018

A must see but very easy to miss. Use a detailed town map to locate those wonders of nature. They are on the edge of town.

Thank GlobetrottingMari
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Exiting place and what is more important - a rare one. Not so many places on earth where you can see and feel earth's breath within the village boundaries 24/7, 365 days per year. Good place to walk, so stay, to feel, relax and think...More

Thank Lubo V
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Response from Rose38X | Reviewed this property |
No arrangements need to be made ahead of time. But after spending time with a local guide and hearing of the way Terra Nostra Hotel treats the local population, I would not recommend it. Poças da Dona Beija were beautiful... More
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