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“Warm water, warm hearts, warm memories”
Review of Poca Da Dona Beija

Poca Da Dona Beija
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$56.36*
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Furnas Hot Springs Half-Day Tour
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Furnas
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Poça da Dona Beija's ferruginous muds are indicated for cutaneous invigoration, and it's hot waters are therapeutic. All the pools have running water which ensures it's constant renewal. We receive tourists from all over the world looking for some time of relaxation and well-being. You can visit us anytime of the year. Our hot waters are revitalizing both in the Summer and Winter!
Reviewed June 6, 2013

A lovely, natural feeling place……….really relaxing. The whole area is very well-kept & attended, with a friendly patrol keeping a watch over belongings etc. The owner is a kind, honest & very friendly gent (we know he is honest as I lost a necklace on the grass, one day & he had it waiting for me the next, without knowing I would ever return!) The baths are rather like a small canal, separated off into sections & running alongside a cold spring, into which you can dip alternately, if the heat is too much! They are very natural, so prepare for slightly slippery rock & orange deposits, which initially seem as if they will stain but in our case, came off after a quick wash. There are a few steep stone steps into the water but with a helping hand, most people should be able to access them. You will be standing, or holding onto an edge & floating your legs, unless you are quick & grab one of the two stone seats that are placed under the water spouts... just great! Just outside the gates is easy, free parking. As you enter & pay, you are given a large rigid plastic carrier bag, to use for your belongings & directed to very clean, basic changing rooms, with cubicles, where there is also a loo. There is also a small shop at the entrance. There is no time limit and there are benches & grass verges on which you can catch a bit of sun. At night, the lighting transforms the place & it seems even more relaxing & romantic……..a lovely oasis! If I lived within a 10 mile radius, I would go every day & with such a reasonable price, could afford to! Bronwen

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We went later in the evening as it was getting dark, and it was a very relaxing experience to just sit and soak in the spring-fed pools of hot water. The on-site facilities were great (just be prepared to rinse off in a cold water only shower). The admission price was excellent, and the availability of rental towels is very convenient. The owner was very social and pleasant to speak with and took great pride in providing an enjoyable experience to his guests. We would love to go back again, and would recommend to others.

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

The price is really low! I loved it! its a very romantic place to visit when you're on your honeymoon!

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

We visited these well maintained hot springs/baths after a nice walk and lunch in Furnas. It's only 2 euros to get in and you can soak as long as you'd like. Definitely a great way to end a day of sight-seeing.

Few tips:
There are showers on site, but they have cold water only so be prepared for a chilly rinse off.
Wear a dark colored bathing suit because the iron from the springs will rub off on you.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

This is an absolute must for anyone visiting the Azores island of San Miguel. A beautiful feature using the natural hot springs. 2euros entry, excellent facilities and a very friendly welcome. Would love to go back.

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