Poca da Dona Beija thermal baths

Poca da Dona Beija thermal baths

Poca da Dona Beija thermal baths

Furnas, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

In the centre of the village of Furnas you will find Poca da Dona Beija –  geothermally heated pools set in stunning surroundings that offer a unique natural experience like no other!  Find out more about Poca da Dona Beija here Poça da Dona Beija | Paraíso Termal dos Açores (pocadonabeija.com)

Grená wildlife park

Grená wildlife park

Grená wildlife park

Furnas, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

With one of the highest waterfalls on Sao Miguel Island Grená Wildlife Park in Furnas features one of the most stunning walking trails on the island. There are several trails ranging from 500m to 5.4km and hammocks are available to hire to relax and enjoy the views enroute. Bikes and kayaks are also available and there is a tea shop at the entrance for refreshments. There is an entrance fee to the park (approx. 10 euros as at Nov 2021). More information here:  www.parquegrena.pt

Walking trails

Walking trails

Walking trails

Furnas, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Staying in Furnas you will have the opportunity to explore this stunning region of the Azores in more detail by foot. A stroll through the village will take you past small restaurants serving food cooked geothermally underground and family run shops including one where you can buy cheese made with volcanic water. You will also find baths where you can swim in geothermally heated pools together with many steaming fumeroles and geysers in the village including one which the locals call their foot spa!  The botanical gardens and geothermal pools of the Terra Nostra park are simply stunning and we highly recommend a visit to our guests. You can also learn about the mineral waters of Furnas and sample the different waters around the village.  Venturing outside Furnas you will find Lagoa das Furnas and adjacent Grena Wildlife Park which again we highly recommend to our guests. 

Bird watching

Bird watching

Bird watching

Furnas, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

The Azores are world renowned for birdwatching. The islands take their name from the “Azor” buzzard bird. The rare Azores Bullfinch is endemic to Sao Miguel Island and one of the world’s largest colonies of Cory’s Shearwater call the islands home. This tour gives you the chance to visit a number of birdwatching sites.

Terra Nostra botanical gardens

Terra Nostra botanical gardens

Terra Nostra botanical gardens 

Furnas, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

These stunning botanical gardens and large geothermal pools with brownish iron-rich water at a temperature of around 40°C. was built in the 18th and 19th centuries. We highly recommend that our guests visit Parque Terra Nostra which is open to day visitors or to guests of the Hotel Terra Nostra 24hrs a day. More information about the parque can be found here: Terra Nostra Garden | Thermal Water Pool (parqueterranostra.com)