It's so interesting to see how the people of Sao Miguel are becoming so conscious about what the effects of man are on the ecosystems and what they are doing to restore the balance. This project in Furnas is very ambitious as the long term goal is to restore the original ecosystem and to stop the "marshing"of their lake.
The visitor centre is a very modern and beautiful building built from local volcanic rock which constrasts very well with the natural surroundings. The explanations are very good and the personnel extremely friendly and helpful. You can feel their passion for this project. The visitor centre is a bit out of the way. You can reach it by car, or like I did, a 25 minute walk halfway around the lake starting at the Caldeiras.
entree is free but they ask for a voluntary donation of €2,50
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