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 cozido à portuguesa and cozido de bacalhau are available at local restaurants: Vale das Furnas Restaurant, or Terra Nostra Garden Hotel, Tony's and Miroma. You are advisable to make a booking in advance.
If you wish, you can prepare at home your dish, but you have to leave it to cook early in the morning to get a free spot.
Among the mineral waters, Gloria Patri is the only one without gas.
From 4 to 6 hours.
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!
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... In my opinion, this is a shame!
Thermal swimming pools with temperatures around 30ºC, with ferruginous mud’s, were (re)built in front of this grotto.
This restaurant is located inside a quite place (the camping park). All the scenery around the place is very green.
Cozido das Furnas is very well served here.
I advise you to book at least one day in advance, and one dose is enough for 2 people.
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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