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Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre

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The Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre (CIACV) is a structure dedicated to the promotion of the natural heritage of the Caldeira Velha´s area, which is classified as a Natural Monument. The building has, among other aspects, the main...more
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Estrada Regional da Lagoa do Fogo, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel 9600-501, Portugal
+351 296 704 649
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All reviews caldeira velha hot springs jurassic park warm water changing rooms hot pools bring your bathing suit euro entrance fee beautiful park parking spot volcanic activity interpretive center smaller pool bit crowded great spot sao miguel lush vegetation
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful to relax in the hot springs...and wonder at quite how hot they are (about 40 degrees centigrade). Like being in the rain forest but in a warm bath. Great info on geothermal emery too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lhosa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the way to see Lagoa do Fogo. This hot spring is a beautiful place to stop off and relax for an hour. Parking is tricky and most people just park on the narrow road. There are actual parking spots if you’re lucky enough...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CrazyUncleLew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the Caldeira Velha you can find the information center about the vulcanic history of the Azores islands and the area in particular. Don’t expect high-tech multi media presentations, it’s just a couple of information signs in a building. However, it’s quite informative to read.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Helschip
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Hot Springs in there are really nice. Really warm. Sometimes the smell can be overwhelming. The waterfall is really nice.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SteffiCam83
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

So disappointed with the numbers of tourists....remember the ability to soak in the pools with relatively reasonable numbers but now that’s not possible any time of the day. And the fees have gone up dramatically to 8€ for the visit and ability to use the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank revett2016
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Good for the whole family, seniors to infants. Very beautiful, and you will want to take your camera with you. Good value for your euro, on the day we arrived there was rain so unfortunately they were cleaning the pools,and no bathing. Would go back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 68pony
Reviewed 1 October 2018

If you believe in paradise this place is similar to what I assume it is. It is so nice and unique. The only problem is the amount of people in it. It is a reserve and at the same time you can relax in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank biaamaral583
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Try hot water in tropical forest. The water is 38 dgr, relaxing feeling. Amazing experience as all together in Azores. I wish to return to these places full of peace and quiet.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Mirka666
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Hot springs, did not use them but there a lot of people that seemed to be enjoying them. We were ther for an hour, looked around and enjoyed our time. If you are planing to spend more time take a bathing suit and lounge in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank drafonso
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This is definitely a place to come by yourself or with family. End of summer weekend here was not too crowded. It was fascinating to explore this complex place. Great place for short hikes. Beautiful waterfalls, rich nature, thermal pools, park area, old mill, souvenir...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Melissa L
11 March 2017|
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Response from monochromexpeditions | Reviewed this property |
Sulphur and iron is heavy, will certainly stain a light colour so unless you want the 'ferrobranco' look go dark colours and nothing too absorbent🙂