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Estrada Regional Do Sul, Lagoa Das Furnas | Caldeiras Das Furnas, Sao Miguel 9675, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Lagoa das Furnas on our drive around the western part of Sao Miguel. To park and visit the calderas there is a 2 Euro charge per person.

Thank Edwin F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place by the lakeside, but was only a short stop to see the mudpools and fumaroles as it was a bit chilly. 2 euro per person to enter (children under 12 free). Smelly as you'd expect. Saw a stew being unearthed.

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful crater lake with volcanic hot springs on the shore. Worth a visit but not as spectacular as the lakes on the west coast

Thank holidayseeker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best views are facing the west side when coming from the parking lot across the street on the south side. From here you get some beautiful pictures of the Chapel and surroundings. On a calm day the Chapel reflects in the green of the...More

1  Thank HCovik
Reviewed 3 October 2018

6 mile walk around took us a few hours, I am semi-disabled and managed it fine with reasonably flat terrain all around, very welcome Ice cream stop 2/3rds of the way around by the steaming hot pools

Thank jimbojet12
Reviewed 25 September 2018

It is surrounded by a nice green area of park . Not much to actually do in this area but the views alone made it a worthwhile trip! Or you might as well go for a short walk at least partway around the lake. it's...More

1  Thank bengal Y
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

The lake of Furnas is a wel maintained and neat lake. It’s quite peacefull and the well known vulcanic activity is interesting to observe.

Thank koenb181
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Lake Furnas is one of three main crater lakes on Sao Miguel island. It is in an active volcano. The lake is in caldera. It is surrounded by a nice green area of park and several fumaroles and mud pools . It is a fascinating...More

1  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Drove past the lake and stopped for a little walk. Nice peaceful place and an amazing church just on the water. Definitely worth a stop but not as amazing as other lakes on the island

1  Thank Barbs25
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Visited the Azores recently with family and this is one the places we travelled to over the 4 days. Very beautiful, amazing views, very quiet and tranquil. Not much to actually do in this area but the views alone made it a worthwhile trip!

1  Thank xinding90
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