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Furnas do Enxofre

#1 of 2 things to do in Porto Judeu Features Animals
Porto Judeu, Terceira, Portugal
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Very lush plants and interesting site

I really enjoyed this stop. A nice boardwalk is there to help visitors see the area. Very diverse... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sallyfocruises
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Florida
Not as Good as Some Similar Places

We've travelled extensively and this area is not quite up to Yellowstone Park standards, but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ClaireWilson36
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Los Gatos, California
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good49%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“steam coming” (3 reviews)
“walk around” (2 reviews)
“short hike” (2 reviews)
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Porto Judeu, Terceira, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this stop. A nice boardwalk is there to help visitors see the area. Very diverse plants growing all around.

Thank sallyfocruises
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've travelled extensively and this area is not quite up to Yellowstone Park standards, but interesting nonetheless. If you're doing an island drive, it is definitely worth going to. There are paths to hike around--though not extensive. Also, there are picnic tables and restrooms. What...More

Thank ClaireWilson36
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Like a lot of attractions on the island, we were 2 of only very few people there, which is great for getting photos and not feeling rushed. Something about being there reminded me of the movie Labyrinth, haha! I've never seen geological features like that...More

Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Nothing special, but it's free. You walk around the furnas on a dirt path. It's well laid-out, but only takes about 15 minutes to walk around. It's close to Algar do Carvao, so you can easily fit this in on the way there. The weather...More

Thank GFW57
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This geothermal area has a walkway around it that allows for excellent viewing of the gas vents and the small frog pond. Entrance is free.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This a short hike to view steam vents in an active geologic area. While not stupendous it is interesting and worth seeing if you have never seen steam vents. The hike takes only about 30 minutes.

Thank ArtPhemister
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank nlove05
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.

Thank Cristina A
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.

Thank 17wandalust46
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.

Thank Luv2hikejulie
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