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We loved the surroundings and the bubbly sulfur springs and the Mata Jose do Canto Park with its Chapel, but not so much the town. It'a all one way, with bad signage, limited free parking and the streets are very narrow, On top of that,...More
Very interesting area to tour. There are walkways and stairs that allow visitors to be fairly close to these steaming hot springs. There is always action with some of the hot springs violently boiling, others quietly steaming away and some spouting bursts of steam. It...More
We were staying in Furnas for two nights and walked down through the village to see the caldeiras. They are truly amazing to see - natural boiling water! A must see when on the island. There is a pretty church and a few restaurants. We...More
We had a wonderful time on our jeep tour to Furnas. Luisa and John are wonderful Gate 1 tour guides. We made several stops and viewed beautiful sites. We also stopped at a little castle. Our tour through the tea factory was very interesting.
The appeal, attraction, mystery and specificity of Furnas are hard to surpass. Many explorers and tourists when they think about the island of Sao Miguel think about Furnas. The settlement built against odds in volcano fascinates and surprising. The landscape is breathtaking. To see your...More
We spent a beautiful Sunday with a Portuguese family at Furnas. The meal that was prepared at 5am, placed in the ground to cook for many hours, was simply amazingly delicious. A true feast. The parks and forests in the area are like nowhere else....More
Great place if you are adventurous. Do not come here with small kids and expect to hike up the mountain though. They will be exhausted and you will end up carrying them up the mountain. Making it extra hard for you. I made that mistake.
It is so interesting to see how the earth here still alive and showing us a little of her power. "Caldeiras" are everywhere in this little village and you see steam coming out so easily.
In some hours is very full of people.