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  • Address: Furnas, São Miguel, Portugal, Portugal
An ancient volcanic zone that has been active for more than 100,000 years, Furnas is a hotbed of thermal activity. The lush area has been attracting spa visitors seeking the water’s healing properties since the 19th century. Close to three active volcanos, citizens of the Portuguese parish use the hot springs, geysers, and other hotspots for a variety of activities—including the cooking of a traditional meal of vegetables and stew underground, called cozido. Heated by the volcanic steam, the dish can take up to seven hours to prepare.

Towns sit scenically in and beside large calderas or volcanic craters. There are more than 30 different hot springs, each with their own varying temperature and level of volcanic activity. The heated thermal mineral waters and mud baths are thought to still have therapeutic properties. Furnas makes up one of several small towns on the largest and most populated island of the Azores. There is also a beautiful lake in Furnas that is worth seeing.

Practical Info

Furnas is located on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese Azores. Most flights arrive in Ponta Delgada, from which it's about a 40-minute drive to Furnas.

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Walking Tour: Ribeira Funda and Furnas from Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Walking Tour: Ribeira Funda and Furnas from Ponta Delgada

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

ONLY ON THURSDAYS - This hike takes you to the north coast of the island and offers you contrasting landscapes. It follows under dense vegetation, then along ...  Read more

Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration: Flexible

From USD $65.76
São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch, Ponta Delgada, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 41 Reviews

Discover the East half of São Miguel island, including Furnas, Vila Franca do Campo, Ribeira dos Caldeirões waterfall, tea plantations and more!  ...  Read more

Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.55
Shore Excursion: Sete Cidades, Furnas or Lagoa do Fogo from Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada, Full-day ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Shore Excursion: Sete Cidades, Furnas or Lagoa do Fogo from Ponta Delgada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

See the sights of Azores on your stop in Ponta Delgada on this rugged tour of the natural outdoors. Choose between shore excursion to Sete Cidades, half-day ...  Read more

Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.39
Full-Day Furnas Tour: Lake Fumaroles and Thermal Pools 4x4, Ponta Delgada, Ports of Call Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Furnas Tour: Lake Fumaroles and Thermal Pools 4x4

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Furnas is one of the most famous and beautiful spots on the island of São Miguel with a history of volcanic activity that has left a legacy of ...  Read more

Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration: Flexible

From USD $65.76
Full-Day Furnas Valley Tour Including Lunch, Ponta Delgada, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Furnas Valley Tour Including Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Depart from Ponta Delgada for a full-day tour of a visit to ceramic factories, with stops at viewpoints in Caloura, Vila Franca Do Campo and Furnas. Visit the ...  Read more

Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.74
Azores 4x4 Private Shore Excursion from Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Azores 4x4 Private Shore Excursion from Ponta Delgada

See the sights of Azores on your stop in Ponta Delgada on this off-road tour of the natural outdoors. Once you are picked at the pier, get ready for a ...  Read more

Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $224.79
Furnas Volcano and Lake Full-Day Tour with Lunch, Ponta Delgada, Ports of Call Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Furnas Volcano and Lake Full-Day Tour with Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

A tour to the mythical volcano of Furnas. One of the emblematic places in São Miguel, this is undoubtedly a tour that will make you discover all the ...  Read more

Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration: Flexible

From USD $65.76
Canoeing at Furnas Lake, Ponta Delgada, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Canoeing at Furnas Lake

Canoeing guided tours at Furnas Lake: enjoy the nature inside the volcano. The maximum group size is 16 people, but usually we don't have more that six to ...  Read more

Location: Furnas, Portugal
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.87
Pico do Ferro Trail Hike and Light Yoga on São Miguel Island, Ponta Delgada, Climbing
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Pico do Ferro Trail Hike and Light Yoga on São Miguel Island

Explore the most active volcanic region on the island of São Miguel on this 8-hour tour. Hike the Pico do Ferro trail, stopping for scenic, cliff views. ...  Read more

Location: Rabo de Peixe, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.61
São Miguel West Full Day Tour with Setes Cidades Including Lunch, Ponta Delgada, Hiking & Camping
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

São Miguel West Full Day Tour with Setes Cidades Including Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

Explore the West half of São Miguel island, including Sete Cidades, Fogo Lake, Caldeira Velha, Ribeira Grande town, the pineapple greenhouses and a lot ...  Read more

Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.55

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