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Address: Porto Judeu, Terceira, Portugal
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Interesting mini hike

We came here on a great day, weather wise. The hike around the Furnas is nice more for the surrounding scenery than the actual furnas. There aren't geysers or anything, but simply... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
nlove05
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on a great day, weather wise. The hike around the Furnas is nice more for the surrounding scenery than the actual furnas. There aren't geysers or anything, but simply steam coming out of the ground. We did enjoy our walk around them and the signs were informative. Just watch out for all the mud and don't slip.

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Thank nlove05
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

"Furnas" are a staple of the Azores. You can find a lot more in São Miguel, but this one in Terceira has a special quality. You walk around, see nature, smell the fumes and have lots of laughs when you fall in the mud.

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Mattituck, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The day was cloudy and overcast, but during a break in the weather, we were able to take this short hike. It's well set up, and the information panels are helpful. Worth a visit.

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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

It's free and part of the history of these islands. The path around the top is extremely well maintained. It has interesting views and is worth the visit if you are already in the area.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

If you have ever been to Yellowstone National Park, you know this place does not hold a candle and is disappointing. Well maintained but that is all it really has going for it.

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San Diego, California, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I have been to Yellowstone and Lassen, so these aren't super cool, but it is free and it is an easy walk.

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New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Azores are volcanic islands. Places like this really put that into perspective. Yes, its interesting. However its not all that exciting especially if you have or will go to other islands with bigger similar areas (Furnas on Sao Miguel for example). If you visit only Terceira, then maybe its worth the visit. You can walk along a wooden "boxed... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The landscape surrounding the furnas is worth seeing because the hills hasn't been touched even with the settlers arriving hundreds of years ago. You will see what the explorers saw before they began to cut native plants and trees down to create a town - shorter trees and quiet pristine environment. The furnas itself isn't much to look at if... More 

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Northfield, VT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

At the end of a short road in a parking lot you will find a short ten minute walk to overlooks of geothermal vents. The trail is a loop, so just keep walking and it will bring you back the your car. The smell was very mild and reminded me of the smell of firecrackers, just a hint of sulfur.... More 

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting this place is somehow looking at an alien landscape. You see yellowish vegetation at some areas where steam is coming out from underground and in these places you get a smell like rotten eggs, which is totally expected when it comes to sulfur. Overall a very nice walk and also a very interesting place to witness the volcanic activity... More 

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