Poça da Dona Beija
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  • São Miguel East & Northeast: Furnas & Nordeste Full-Day Tour

    1. São Miguel East & Northeast: Furnas & Nordeste Full-Day Tour

    After getting picked up from your hotel in the morning, cross the island to the north coast. Make your first stop at Samta Iria viewpoint, and head to the Tea Factory Porto Formoso. Enjoy a splendid view over the bay, a magnificent garden and a tea tasting. Head back to the road, and stop at the Pico do Ferro Lookout on top of the Furnas Volcano crater to admire the interior of the volcano, the village and the Furnas Lake. Begin your journey into the crater and stop for a hike or a dip in the botanical garden, and the Terra Nostra or Poça da Dona Beija thermal pool. Admire Furnas Lake, where Cozido das Furnas are made using the heat of the volcano. Taste this typical and famous food at a local restaurant. After lunch, hike in the area of the boilers and visit the many volcanic manifestations, taste some of the many mineral waters, or stop for a traditional liquor taste. See the Natural...

    Amazing trip. You get to experience so much beautiful and fascinating nature. Our guide (Fred) was great at making a fun atmosphere in the group and knew all that was relevant at the locations. He was even so kind to buy me painkillers due to a headache. So much value for your money

  • Furnas Hot Springs Night Tour with Dinner

    2. Furnas Hot Springs Night Tour with Dinner

    Unwind at the hot thermal springs of an active volcano on an evening tour from Ponta Delgada. Head to the volcanic complex of Furnas in Povoação and bathe in the warm waters of Poça da Dona Beija.  Go for a guided nature walk to discover the beautiful surroundings and get plenty of opportunities to take souvenir photos of the dramatic landscapes. End the evening with a traditional stew from the region, cooked beneath the ground using the heat from the surrounding thermal springs.

    Really lovely evening. Food was amazing, Bruno was a really great guide and hot springs were very relaxing!

  • Furnas: Night Thermal Pools & Food Experience

    3. Furnas: Night Thermal Pools & Food Experience

    For many years now, people have come from near and far to soak in the therapeutic hot springs of Furnas, a must do on many people's bucket list - this tour is designed to make sure you get that and so much more. This tour takes place at night when it is peaceful, and the air temperature is adequate for this kind of magical experience. After a pick up from your accommodation in Ponta del Gada, you will be taken to the iconic thermal pools, Poça da Beija. This experience will start at the end of the day until around midnight, be prepared for the best evening of your trip. Before visiting the thermal pools, you will visit a place where local cooks prepare the famous 'cozido' (stew). Your dinner will be truly memorable as you feast on a Portuguese stew cooked in pots, dipped into the floor as they cook for several hours in volcanic heat. In addition to this, you can admire the Caldeiras da...

    Incredible tour, one of the bests. Eleutério is an amazing guide who shows passion and motivation, he know a lot of the island. And great little surprise by the end. Lin

  • São Miguel: Furnas Hot Springs at Night with Dinner

    4. São Miguel: Furnas Hot Springs at Night with Dinner

    Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation or other location tailored to your needs, and then make your way to the Furnas region of São Miguel Island. Take a thermal bath in the hot springs of the Azores, and then enjoy a traditional dinner at a unique location! Experience the thermal waters in the calm of the evening, when the air temperature is mild and there is magic in the air. Before arriving at Furnas, stop at the Pico do Ferro viewpoint to enjoy a panoramic view of the volcanic crater. Then, drive to the hot springs of Poça da Dona Beija and relax in the healing waters. The water is said to have medicinal properties, while the landscape of sub-tropical palm trees and conifers is beneficial to your sense of well-being! Finally, enjoy a delicious dinner at a restaurant in Furnas and watch as the locals demonstrate the art of cooking a traditional stew using the steam created by th...

    Paulo, was a very knowledgable and professional guide. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed this activity immensely.

  • Furnas and Dona Beija Hot Springs

    5. Furnas and Dona Beija Hot Springs

    Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation, or other location in Ponta Delgada on request, and then head to the active Furnas volcano to unwind at the hot springs of Poça da Dona Beija.  Enjoy a relaxing thermal bath as you marvel at the volcanic landscape and see the steam that comes from the ground to create a mysterious atmosphere. Then, take part in a typical tea or coffee making ritual using the natural hot spring before you make your way back to your accommodation.

    Pick up on time by our great and enthusiastic tour guide. He told us about the tour and gave options on route to Furnas to show us more of the island we had not yet seen. The waiting line for the baths are long during corona but it was worth it!! The baths are amazing at night where the air is a bit cooler. It was one of the highlights of our trip

  • Full-Day Furnas Guided Tour with Optional Hot Springs

    6. Full-Day Furnas Guided Tour with Optional Hot Springs

    Uncover the south coast of Sao Miguel Island, introducing landscapes such as the Vila Franca isle, (know for Red Bull diving), taste the famous cakes Queijadas da Vila and pay a visit to the chapel of Nossa Sra da Paz. Getting Closer to the small village of Furnas, cherish the peaceful Lagoa da Furnas where you can see the widely recognized steams where locals put together a meal known as Cozido das Furnas which will be provided to customers. Take a healthy warm bath safely contained in the well known Hot Springs of Furnas, loosening up inside, surrounded by unique scenery of a restful and natural environment, which in turn, will fill your heart with memories of Azores.

    I travel around the most wonderful places in the island. The guide, Bruno, is well experienced, he knows everything about the island. Bruno is really friendly, so I enjoyed the tour very much.

  • Furnas Hot Springs: Day 4WD Tour from Ponta Delgada

    7. Furnas Hot Springs: Day 4WD Tour from Ponta Delgada

    Departing from Ponta Delgada, ride in a 4WD vehicle towards the lush volcanic scenery of São Miguel Island, the largest and most populous island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, and often referred to locally as "The Green Island". The first stop along the tour is the Belvedere of Senhora da Paz in Vila Franca do Campo for a superb view over the town and Islet, as well as the Furnas lake and valley. Once in the Furnas volcanic complex, delight in the great volcanic activity around you. Admire the fountains of mineral water flowing from lava wells and bubbling up in various temperatures and flavors, making this one of the richest hydrological regions of Europe and the Caldeiras. Pass by a tea factory on the way back to Ponta Delgada, where you can stop to enjoy a comforting cup of tea. Afterwards, enjoy one last stunning view over the coast at Belvedere of Santa Iria.  

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What people are saying about Poça da Dona Beija

We really enjoyed this family friendly, interesting, and well worth tour. 6 stars would be an appropriate rating. Miguel has been an awsome, knowledgeable, attentive, flexible, professional and very pleasant guide. He went above the call of duty and included a few extra stops/activities that our whole family truly appreciated. The place is a wonder of nature, lunch was a delicious local recipe cozido in an informal restaurant, in which our small daughter felt really comfortable. 100% recommendable! Olga, Alex and Luna

If we could give 6 stars to this tour, we definitively would do so! Paulo was a knowledgeable and professional guide, a pleasant driver, a very likeable conversator and a responsible and attentive professional overall. The nocturnal thermal pools are simply amazing and a must see on the island. Dinner was an exquisite local recipe cozido. Simply more than worth it. Olga, Alex and Luna

Eleuterio organized everything very well. Has much to tell about the island on a relaxed way. Furnas was relaxing and amazing. The local stew specialty was delicious and cool to eat in a local restaurant. Since the American co guest could not say his name she named him John. So thank you Azorean John!

Most beautiful hot springs, delicious food, and a fun nightcap!

Great day trip. We saw a lot but never felt rushed.