Trek and Coast
Azores Trek and Coast
Terra Nostra restaurant
Furnas Gardens and Church
Furnas Hot Pools
|Apart from exploring the Parque Terra Nostra and the small town of Furnas
another pleasant half day walk is to the Caldeiras das Furnas and round the
beautifully located Lagoa das Furnas. There are
several hot springs located on the edge of this lake where locals dig holes to
place pots of "Cozido", the local speciality, to cook.|
Our programme here allow for just relaxing (or swimming) or walking where a taxi will take you to the beginning of your walk and pick you up at the end. Just a few minutes by taxi takes you to Praia from where the walk to Lagoa do Fogo (the lake of fire) starts. This is one of the most beautiful and dramatic lakes of the Azores and it lies in a caldera that was erupting as recently as 1563. This walk involves over 600m of ascents (over 2000ft) and it is quite a tough walk. The hills around the lake could be shrouded in mist. The second walk built into the programme involves a slightly longer drive (about 45 minutes) then a walk around the area of Sete Cidades - (named after the seven cities of Atlantis).
Diving programmes may be booked in advanced through us - the cost of the course is payable at the hotel.
For visiting Sete Cidades or whale or dolphin watching (which is available all the year round on Sao Miguel) a hotel in Ponta Delgada, such as the Hotel do Colegio (4-star) could be a slightly more convenient location. We recommend B&B accommodation throughout as going to a restaurant can be a pleasant evening out and some restaurants are excellent. It is possible to request either taxi drivers who know the routes you are taking (and we provide route notes) or we can provide a guide for a given walk.
Lagoa do Fogo