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Furnas

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Address: Sao Miguel, Portugal
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+351 296 584 436
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US$ 60.34*
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Walking Tour: Ribeira Funda and Furnas from Ponta Delgada
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US$ 32.91*
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Canoeing at Furnas Lake
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Pico do Ferro Trail Hike and Light Yoga on São Miguel Island

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Authentic and fascinating. Charming village, not touristy and amazing geothermal sites.

I would stay here instead of Ponta Delgada, but I don't like the touristy, high concrete hotel, crummy gift shops and sleazy harbor. Furnas is a real town, with working locals... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I would stay here instead of Ponta Delgada, but I don't like the touristy, high concrete hotel, crummy gift shops and sleazy harbor. Furnas is a real town, with working locals that has some of the most amazing geothermal attractions of the island. To really appreciate this village, stay there. Don't take a bus, see the steam caldiera and leave.

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Short stopover is enough to have a lunch in the touristic restaurants here proposing cocido after visiting Lagoa and caldeiras Otherwise no interest to come here. It's a simple street with restaurants and Villas for thermal tourism.

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FORT SMITH
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We took a day trip to Furnas with another couple and their 11 year old . Azores Wonderful guided and Ruben was our driver. He is very knowledgeable about Sao Miguel and a fount of facts and interesting history. After stopping at a few breathtaking view points we visited the hot springs to see the men remove our lunch, which... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

the combination of the hot springs,lakeside geothermal cooking spots, lake views and really good food makes this a must see on San Miguel

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Burlington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Driving into Furnas the views are incredible. We saw 3-4 rainbows while driving through the mountains. Wandering around the hot springs was interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Nice little village and worth a detour even during the winter months due to the thermal spas. Not many restaurants open during low seasons though.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Pure Azores picked us up from our hotel. We spent a full day touring the east end of the island; thermal pools at Furnas, a traditional lunch that had been cooked underground, beautiful vistas. Miguel is enthusiastic and informative. He went above and beyond to ensure the happiness of his clients!

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Pembury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Furnas is a terrific place to visit. A beautiful setting and a very pretty town - add to that the fascination of the hot sprongs and the spa baths and you have a must see destination.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Photos and words cannot describe Furnas. From the surrounding area to the quaint town to the main attraction. It would and should be on everybody's bucket list if only people knew it existed! We hope to return and stay for a couple of days one day soon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Interesting small town to visit with its evidence of underground volcanic activity. There are numerous bubbling and steaming puddles and small lakes of warm/ hot water. It struck me that there is not much health and safety here as I am sure people would easily be able to enter the fenced off areas and possibly burn themselves. It is an... More 

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