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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An exclent relaxing place, green all around. Hot water pools and great food to be 'cooked underground and then eat it"

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HRJQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re coming to the island definitely visit here as it’s so beautiful with breathtaking views. Walk down to the lake it doesn’t take long and is worth it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Veggieon
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

The town has a few nice places to visit: 1) steam pits; 2) views of the lake from surrounding hills; 3) Terra Nostra forest, garden and natural pool. Worth at least half a day.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Helschip
Reviewed 20 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank HCovik
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jackie R
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mr-MrsTravellerToad
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stapley5045
Reviewed 31 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 21 August 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank 53Maryd123
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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13 June 2018|
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Response from Niko S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I went there together with my son. It was organized but not in a group (fly-drive) 3-4 days in sao miguel is enough.
Charmaine F
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Response from sdutler1963 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Hotel Vale Do Navio. Not Luxurious but with a small normal outdoor Swimming pool and friendly Service personnel plus a good Restaurant!