Lagoa Das Furnas

An amazing thing to do while you are travelling in Sao Miguel is to go a place called Furnas. What can you do here? You can spend many hours here. This place is unlike other destinations because you can cook your food in the ground. All you have to do is bring a pot, some meat, vegetables and potatoes, bury it under ground and it will be ready within around 5 hours to eat. While you are ready for the food to cook, you can go canoeing or kayaking on the crystal clear lake or simply spend your time taking in the astonishing views.

This place is a complex of geothermal hot springs caused by the volcanic eruptions in the 15th century. The water and mud underground is so hot to the point where it is boiling, and that is how your stew will cook underground. This is a huge tourist attraction in São Miguel.

The only downside to this place is the very strong smell of the sulphur steam. However, that did not stop me from having the best experience here!

Check out some amazing photos and all the information you need to know about Furnas here.

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Photo by: Emily Martins
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Photo by: Emily Martins