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looked forward to this; i'm not an ocean guy but since I missed a similar opportunity in new Zealand a few years ago I figured me and my wife would try this; got there and man, this is one ferocious ocean. Extremely violent. My wife...More
Went here in May 2018. It was awesome being in a natural hot tub when the surrounding ocean water was in the low-mid 60's F. I would recommend wearing water shoes that you can beat up. It does get crowded. The spots in the back...More
This is a very nice, unique natural place with a hot spring in the ocean. As you can read elsewhere, timing really is crucial if you want to feel the warm water. We came just between high and low tide and it was possible to...More
Really good signposting and down a steep road a good car park.
Take your swim gear with you down the path next to the volcanic ash and cliffs to a gap in the rocks with steps down and ropes to hang onto when you get...More
This was a really fun side trip that we did because it was raining. I have never experienced hot springs like this. You sit in the ocean and the hot water comes into this cove. It’s such fun with the waves and they have ropes...More
The setting is absolutely beautiful. It's a bit difficult to find without GPS, but as long as you drive down you'll eventually get there. There is a small parking lot before you drive all the way down the curvy road to the main parking lot....More
We stopped off on our way down from Sete Cidades and were so pleased we did. The ocean pool is amazing, like stepping into a jacuzzi. We recommend going when the tide is low as the water does get deep. There are however ropes to...More
I had the same question! There is a great (and free) app that anyone coming to the Azores should download on their phone. It's called "Spot Azores" and it has a live webcam feed for many of the major attractions on the... More
I had the same question! There is a great (and free) app that anyone coming to the Azores should download on their phone. It's called "Spot Azores" and it has a live webcam feed for many of the major attractions on the different islands. When you select the Ponta da Ferraria site (listed as "Ferraria" in the app), it shows the outdoor manmade pool but also gives the high tide and low tide times for the nearby ocean. Be sure to visit during the low tide times to experience the warmest water.
You can also just Google "Spot Azores" and search via the website if you don't want to download the app.
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I advice you to rent the car quickly, previously before travel to avoid high costs ( for a week the médium price its about 160 eur total ) Go rentalcars site choose Portugal Ponta Delgada, or visit directly ilha... More
I advice you to rent the car quickly, previously before travel to avoid high costs ( for a week the médium price its about 160 eur total ) Go rentalcars site choose Portugal Ponta Delgada, or visit directly ilha verde rental , hertz rental or others. Ponta da Ferraria is near the Airport, there´s no bus down there, its close to the sea and once you get a map you´ll notice that is very very close to airport, about 10 min by car with no traffic. You can ask to any local that are very honest and will thell you exactly where to turn in the road to get there. Remember that from the Hill you can see the pools that are payed but when you arrive there you go to the left on foot for 5 min walk and you will find The natural pool with warm water, there´s a hole there that is very hot, very nice to sit there, like termal water.