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Introducing Valley of Furnas
The name of our house, Furnas Springs, is inspired by the mineral and thermal water springs of Furnas, considered by specialists to be the largest hydropolis in the world. The villa is located in the center of Furnas, on the island of S. Miguel – Azores, just a few minutes walk from the beautiful hot spring pools.
The Valley of Furnas is, in fact, a volcanic crater which has been dormant since 1630, date of the last eruption. Geomorphologically, the Valley of Furnas forms part of the massif of the Furnas Volcano, one of the three central volcanoes active in the island of São Miguel. The air temperature varies between 10 and 16º C in winter, and between 20 and 25º C in summer. The monthly air temperature, averaged on an annual basis, is 15.1ºC, with a maximum of 19º C and a minimum of 11.2º C. Relative air humidity throughout the year is high, sometimes reaching maximum of 80 to 92%. This is chiefly due to the fact that the parish of Furnas is located at a considerable altitude and is rich in vegetation. The parish of Furnas thus enjoys a microclimate which, associated with volcanic soil and the existence of innumerable hydric resources, permits and encourages adaptation and great vegetable diversity.
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Furnas
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The Valley of Furnas is, in fact, a volcanic crater which has been dormant since 1630, date of the last eruption. Geomorphologically, the Valley of Furnas forms part of the massif of the Furnas Volcano, one of the three central volcanoes active in the island of São Miguel. The air temperature varies between 10 and 16º C in winter, and between 20 and 25º C in summer. The monthly air temperature, averaged on an annual basis, is 15.1ºC, with a maximum of 19º C and a minimum of 11.2º C. Relative air humidity throughout the year is high, sometimes reaching maximum of 80 to 92%. This is chiefly due to the fact that the parish of Furnas is located at a considerable altitude and is rich in vegetation. The parish of Furnas thus enjoys a microclimate which, associated with volcanic soil and the existence of innumerable hydric resources, permits and encourages adaptation and great vegetable diversity.
Furnas has hundreds of small springs and streams, all with different properties. The Terra Nostra Garden is located in the midst of this magnificent water system. Whenever a visitor describes his or her trip to the Azores, the Thermal Water Pool is always one of those special experiences. The thermal spring supplying the pool, at a temperature of between 35 and 40 degrees Celsius, provides a sensation of rest and relaxation available at very few locations in the world. The water, charged with essential minerals, is one of the best ways to restore one’s energy and experience the mystical natural surroundings characteristic of Terra Nostra Park and the Valley of Furnas, making a lasting impression on everyone who visits the island, causing many to return year after year, for the unique sensation of immersion in the waters of the Thermal Pool at Terra Nostra Park. In Terra Nostra Park, you can find endemic flora of the Azores but also numerous plants native to countries with climates completely different from that existing in Furnas. The park is a pleasant garden to attend at any time of the year. For more information: http://www.parqueterranostra.com/en-US/menu.aspx.
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Parque Terra Nostra
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Furnas has hundreds of small springs and streams, all with different properties. The Terra Nostra Garden is located in the midst of this magnificent water system. Whenever a visitor describes his or her trip to the Azores, the Thermal Water Pool is always one of those special experiences. The thermal spring supplying the pool, at a temperature of between 35 and 40 degrees Celsius, provides a sensation of rest and relaxation available at very few locations in the world. The water, charged with essential minerals, is one of the best ways to restore one’s energy and experience the mystical natural surroundings characteristic of Terra Nostra Park and the Valley of Furnas, making a lasting impression on everyone who visits the island, causing many to return year after year, for the unique sensation of immersion in the waters of the Thermal Pool at Terra Nostra Park. In Terra Nostra Park, you can find endemic flora of the Azores but also numerous plants native to countries with climates completely different from that existing in Furnas. The park is a pleasant garden to attend at any time of the year. For more information: http://www.parqueterranostra.com/en-US/menu.aspx.
Lagoa das Furnas is located very close to the village of Furnas that belongs to the municipality of Povoação da Ilha de São Miguel. Of volcanic origin, next to the lagoon it is possible to see some fumaroles resulting from volcanic manifestations. Beneath the land were created holes to make the traditional portuguese stews. Surrounded by very beautiful vegetation, the place invites you to ride around.
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Furnas Lake
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Lagoa das Furnas is located very close to the village of Furnas that belongs to the municipality of Povoação da Ilha de São Miguel. Of volcanic origin, next to the lagoon it is possible to see some fumaroles resulting from volcanic manifestations. Beneath the land were created holes to make the traditional portuguese stews. Surrounded by very beautiful vegetation, the place invites you to ride around.
Lagoa das Furnas presents landscapes of great beauty and peace of mind, being on its shores that one of the most famous and appreciated delicacies of the entire Archipelago are made: the stew (of meat or cod) of Furnas. The pans with the stew, once well closed, are introduced into the volcanic soil that presents at high temperatures, being cooking for hours in these "natural kitchens". Next to the Lagoon is also the Chapel of Our Lady of Victories, which enchants those who contemplate it. The Chapel was built by José do Canto as a result of a vote formulated on the occasion of a serious illness of his wife. Inaugurated in 1886, the Chapel is integrated into the José do Canto Garden Forest next to the Furnas Lagoon.
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Furnas Lake
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Lagoa das Furnas presents landscapes of great beauty and peace of mind, being on its shores that one of the most famous and appreciated delicacies of the entire Archipelago are made: the stew (of meat or cod) of Furnas. The pans with the stew, once well closed, are introduced into the volcanic soil that presents at high temperatures, being cooking for hours in these "natural kitchens". Next to the Lagoon is also the Chapel of Our Lady of Victories, which enchants those who contemplate it. The Chapel was built by José do Canto as a result of a vote formulated on the occasion of a serious illness of his wife. Inaugurated in 1886, the Chapel is integrated into the José do Canto Garden Forest next to the Furnas Lagoon.
The famous fumarolas das Furnas are areas of concentration of thermal springs and other geothermal manifestations, which produce therapeutic elements, and cause an indescribable panorama of rare beauty. Volcanism is present in all the smallest details of the life of the small settlement of Furnas, which is one of the most active thermal locations on Earth, the result of a great number of volcanic springs and waterways.
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Caldeiras Vulcânicas
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The famous fumarolas das Furnas are areas of concentration of thermal springs and other geothermal manifestations, which produce therapeutic elements, and cause an indescribable panorama of rare beauty. Volcanism is present in all the smallest details of the life of the small settlement of Furnas, which is one of the most active thermal locations on Earth, the result of a great number of volcanic springs and waterways.
In the municipality of Povoação, on the wonderful Island of São Miguel, in the town of Furnas, is the charming Puddle Dona Beija, known for its therapeutic indications. The source is part of the Furnas volcano caldera, the thermal zone consists of a complex of several bath areas. For more information: https://www.pocadonabeija.com/en.
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Poça da Dona Beija
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In the municipality of Povoação, on the wonderful Island of São Miguel, in the town of Furnas, is the charming Puddle Dona Beija, known for its therapeutic indications. The source is part of the Furnas volcano caldera, the thermal zone consists of a complex of several bath areas. For more information: https://www.pocadonabeija.com/en.
Furnas Cuisine Furnas stew: is made in holes in the hot soil; the pans are sealed and the ingredients cook slowly, with the warmth of the earth itself. This delicacy is one of the indispensable experiences of those who visit Furnas. Bolos lêvedos: also a tradition of this locality that you should undoubtedly try and taste.
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Furnas
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Furnas Cuisine Furnas stew: is made in holes in the hot soil; the pans are sealed and the ingredients cook slowly, with the warmth of the earth itself. This delicacy is one of the indispensable experiences of those who visit Furnas. Bolos lêvedos: also a tradition of this locality that you should undoubtedly try and taste.
Miradouro do Pico do Ferro
Povoação - S. Miguel
Situated on the eastern south coast of the fantastic island of S. Miguel, Povoação is characterized by its charming rural facet and is known as the "barn of the Island". The region is rich in beautiful landscapes and also in perfect places for sports, leisure activities or just contemplation of natural beauty. Povoação presents many tourist trails that have been renovated and show what the best the Island has to offer, as is the case of Salto do Prego, The Watercress, Ribeira do Faial da Terra, Lombo Gordo, Redondo, Pico da Água Retorta or Areia, among many others. Povoação also offers interesting museum spaces, such as the Wheat Museum that portrays the importance of the "barn of the Island".
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Povoacao
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Situated on the eastern south coast of the fantastic island of S. Miguel, Povoação is characterized by its charming rural facet and is known as the "barn of the Island". The region is rich in beautiful landscapes and also in perfect places for sports, leisure activities or just contemplation of natural beauty. Povoação presents many tourist trails that have been renovated and show what the best the Island has to offer, as is the case of Salto do Prego, The Watercress, Ribeira do Faial da Terra, Lombo Gordo, Redondo, Pico da Água Retorta or Areia, among many others. Povoação also offers interesting museum spaces, such as the Wheat Museum that portrays the importance of the "barn of the Island".
The Sunset Viewpoint (Miradouro do Pôr-do-Sol) is located in the municipality of Povoação. It has many shadow zones and lawns. With tables and grills that invite you to a visit and a picnic.
Miradouro do Pôr-do-Sol
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The Sunset Viewpoint (Miradouro do Pôr-do-Sol) is located in the municipality of Povoação. It has many shadow zones and lawns. With tables and grills that invite you to a visit and a picnic.
Ribeira Quente has a very beautiful beach. Ribeira Quente is about 7 kms from the village of Furnas. Ribeira Quente beach is also designated by Fogo beach due to several underwater hydrothermal springs that make seawater warmer. This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Azores.
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Ribeira Quente
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Ribeira Quente has a very beautiful beach. Ribeira Quente is about 7 kms from the village of Furnas. Ribeira Quente beach is also designated by Fogo beach due to several underwater hydrothermal springs that make seawater warmer. This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Azores.
If you like golf, you have about 6 km away (8 minutes by car), the Furnas Golf Course.
Furnas Golf, Bar And Restaurant
If you like golf, you have about 6 km away (8 minutes by car), the Furnas Golf Course.