Poça da Dona Beija
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  • Furnas and Dona Beija Hot Springs

    1. 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

  • Furnas: Private Van Tour

    2. Furnas: Private Van Tour

    This tour covers some of the best scenic areas of São Miguel island and the Furnas volcanic area. It offers the opportunity to enjoy the hot springs and a visit to Terra Nostra Botanical Garden. • Pisão Viewpoint and Caloura • Vila Franca do Campo and its pastry factory • Senhora da Paz Viewpoint • Furnas Lake and Hot Springs • Furnas Village • Terra Nostra Botanical Garden (optional) • Hot Springs & mineral waters • Pico do Ferro Viewpoint • Gorreana Tea Plantation and Factory • Santa Iria Viewpoint

  • Full-Day Furnas Guided Tour with Optional Hot Springs

    3. 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

    4. 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

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

It was the perfect tour. Our guide was incredible. He took so much time to explain everything - it was interesting and funny at the same time. We had an exciting and relaxing day at the same time. It is impossible to get a better tour.

Antionio was really fun and looked after us 24/7. Nevertheless, we expected something completely different. You have to be aware that like everyone else, you have to queue up in front of the bathroom. Description should be adapted.

Spectacular!

Our tour guide, Bruno, took us to some hidden gems on the ride to furnas. Dinner was delicious - stew made from volcano heat! The thermal baths were a besuriful end to a busy trip! 10/10 would recommend!

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.