Furnas azores

furnas azores

How many days to spend in Furnas Azores?

Today Furnas is a lush, charming, and serene spot in Azores. There are enough things to do and see in Furnas that will keep you busy for at least a full day. First of all, let me say Furnas is a solid option to base yourself in São Miguel and the best option to truly relax for 2-3 days.

Where is Furnas?

First things first. Furnas is located in the eastern side of the island of São Miguel, Azores, at a 50km distance from Ponta Delgada. The entire Furnas valley is a giant volcanic crater which last erupted in 1630.

What to do in the Azores?

This is a full travel guide made by a local to explore Furnas, Azores. Venture and discover Furnas Lake, its hot springs, and all the volcanic phenomena, thermal pools, and beaches. Need some local knowledge for your trip? When I was a little boy, Furnas was my most popular family day trip.

How to get from Ponta Delgada to Furnas?

if you’re coming from Ponta Delgada there are 2 main ways to get to Furnas, taking the northern or southern roads. The northern route involves driving to Ribeira Grande (no need to enter the town though) and then following the EN2-1A road that passes through Gorreana tea estate, Furnas Golf course and Pico do Ferro. You’ll arrive at Furnas town.

What to do in the Azores?

This is a full travel guide made by a local to explore Furnas, Azores. Venture and discover Furnas Lake, its hot springs, and all the volcanic phenomena, thermal pools, and beaches. Need some local knowledge for your trip? When I was a little boy, Furnas was my most popular family day trip.

How to get to Furnas in Portugal?

The easiest way to get to Furnas is definitely by car. Simply pick up a rental car in Ponta Delgada (the airport is the most convenient) and make the beautiful 45-min drive there. if you’re coming from Ponta Delgada there are 2 main ways to get to Furnas, taking the northern or southern roads.

How many days do you need in the Azores?

In general, you should be able to see all the highlights on most Azores islands in 2-3 days. The only exception is São Miguel, the largest island, where we recommend staying at least 5-7 days.

What to see and do in Furnas?

As one of the lushest places in the island, there’s a lot to see and do in Furnas. The first place that comes to mind when thinking of Furnas is definitely Lagoa das Furnas (Furnas Lake), one of the 3 main lakes in São Miguel.

What should I know about the Azores before I visit?

Before you visit the Azores, there are many things you should know about the archipelago of nine islands that make up the autonomous region of Portugal. I had wanted to travel to the Azores from the time I was a young kid and I finally had the chance to do it a year ago and it blew my mind.

What to do in the Azores with whales?

A dolphin and whale tour should be at the top of your list of things to do in the Azores. The tour is canceled in case of bad weather, so don’t wait until the last day to book your excursion. We did an excursion with Terra Azul on São Miguel. Unfortunately, we were not lucky enough to see whales but it was still a wonderful experience.

What are the best beaches in the Azores?

A few great beaches include Praia Grande near Ponta Delgada, Praia Formosa in Santa Maria, and Ribeira Quente in São Miguel. Visit Sete Cidades. Head west in São Miguel for one of the most dramatic and iconic views in the Azores: the crater and lakes at Sete Cidades.

What are the best things to eat in the Azores?

Butter, milk, cream and cheese produced across the Azores are likely to be some of the best you have ever tasted. Two cheeses have Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status: tangy Queijo São Jorge (try it at Queijaria Canada on São Jorge) and buttery Queijo do Pico, but every island produces wonderful ones (O Morro on Faial is incredible).

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