Furnas Travel Guide

  • Caldeiras/Fumarolas
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • "Cozido da Furnas" ready to eat
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Furnas Things to Do

  • Lagoa das Furnas

    Around this lake there are spots where the delicious dishes [cozido à portuguesa] or [cozido de bacalhau] are made. You can prepare at home these dishes and bring them here to cook for about 4-6 hours. Remember, you must arrive very early in the morning to get a good and free spot!From the bus stop in front of the lake to the entrance of the...

  • Poça da Dona Beija

    This was a charming small grotto with 7 meters long and 3 meters width, but now it is almost completely destroyed by local authorities. They say this grotto had no security... Thermal swimming pools with temperatures around 39ºC, with ferruginous mud’s, were (re)built in front of this grotto. Changing rooms, bathrooms and showers are now...

  • Parque Terra Nostra

    The origin of this park comes back to 1780 when Thomas Hichkling, then the US vice-consul in São Miguel, built a summer residence. After the middle of the 19th century, the garden saw remarkable develompment, spurred by owners, the Visconts of Praia, and later the Bensaúde family. This swimming pool, whose contrucion was orderd by Vasco Bensaúde,...

  • Geisers, spots and mineral waters

    Caldeiras/fumarolas [small geisers and spots] decore Furnas village.Spots around the lake are used to make traditional dishes: cozido à portuguesa "cooked meats", cozido de bacalhau "codfish", feijoada "beans", polvo "octopus" and arroz doce "rice pudding".All these dishes are available when the local festival takes place. Most of the time only...

  • Festivals

    Sometimes there are religious festivals on Sundays. Furnas was having a big religious procession later that afternoon when we were there. The streets were covered with flowers for blocks and blocks, and we watched people who were still working on them. Each family does the area in front of their house, and the designs vary. One design that went on...

  • The Gardens

    The privately owned garden behind the Terra Nostra Garden Hotel is open to the public for a fee. (Entrance to the gardens may be included if you eat there-I'm not sure.) The garden has been there since 1770. It originally covered 2 ½ acres, but the family later acquired another 10 adjoining acres. There are 2500 species of trees from around the...


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Furnas Restaurants

  • Cozido das Furnas

    This restaurant is located in the camping park, a quite place. All the scenery around it is very green.It is my favourite place to eat our traditional Cozido das Furnas. If you are not familiarized with this dish, it consists of three kind of meat (beef, pork and chicken), blood and meat pork sausages, yam, potatoes, carrots and cabbage. These...

  • Spicy food

    It's a recomended restaurant by the tourism association. But it's not so good as Tony's. Food is quite spicy for me. And, Portuguese food is not spicy!But you may try here the "Cozido das Furnas".I paid 12,15€ for 2 people.

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Furnas Off The Beaten Path

  • Parque Florestal

    Este parque tem uma área de aproximadamente 3 hectares e situa-se a uma altitude próxima dos 22 m. Além de possuir zonas de lazer, tem também um centro de divulgação e um posto de aquicultura. Este destina-se à criação de trutas que serão posteriormente lançadas nas lagoas e ribeiras para a prática da pesca desportiva. Nos últimos anos, entre 15 a...

  • Trilho Grená

    This trail starts at Furnas Lake, near the picnic park, and ends at the viewpoint Pico do Ferro. When going up to this viewpoint, you pass the ruins of Grená Manour House. You should not take more than one hour for this walk. From Pico do Ferro you have a great view over the lake and the village. From this point, you can go down using the same way...

  • Trilho Pico do Ferro

    If you decide to make this trail, I advise you to walk the way down the hill only. The way up to the Pico do Ferro viewpoint is not worth the effort as the main point of intereset is the viewpoint from where you have a great view over the lake and the village. For the way up, I strongly advise you the Grená Trail.


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