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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$59.29*
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Walking Tour: Ribeira Funda and Furnas from Ponta Delgada
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US$32.34*
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Canoeing at Furnas Lake
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US$97.03*
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Pico do Ferro Trail Hike and Light Yoga on São Miguel Island

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We visited the Azores for our first time and stayed the first 4 nights in Furnas. This was the perfect spot to use as our home base to make various day trips. The town had... read more

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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the Azores for our first time and stayed the first 4 nights in Furnas. This was the perfect spot to use as our home base to make various day trips. The town had everything we needed from restaurants to groceries. We stayed at the Terra Nostra Garden Hotel and enjoyed free access to the botanical gardens. For those... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such an unusual place to visit with the volcanic activity (bubbling mud holes, steam holes, smell of sulphur and the natural water springs). Don't miss the thermal baths. We went to the ones in the botanical gardens which is 8 euros per person as opposed to the other which is 4 euros. Did not see the cheaper one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit. Beautiful to hike around the town. Hot Springs are great. I recommend the Poça Da Dona Beija thermal baths the most. 2-3 days are enough if your just in furnas. Don't eat in town because the restaurant there are terrible!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

No visit is complete unless you visit the thermal site of Furnas on the Azores. Not only is it a nice little village with hotels, restaurants and spa's but it has a lot of hot springs and thermal activities. Unless you spend the night make sure you also visit the thermal baths and the surrounding countryside

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

My sons visited the hot pools in tow several times to relax sore muscles after a day of surfing. Worth the 5 uro cost. Lots of free parking. Various pools of different temperatures. Clean, comfortable. Change areas. A small shop that sells souvenirs.

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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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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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