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Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha

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“jurassic park”(10 reviews)
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 hot springs caldeira velha jurassic park changing rooms hot pools bring your bathing suit euro entrance fee cooler water degrees celsius volcanic activity beautiful park parking spot definitely worth the visit bit crowded smaller pool interpretive center waterfall pool
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank 68pony
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

2  Thank biaamaral583
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Mirka666
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We visited the facility to sample the hot thermal pools and it was a good visit for all. It have changing areas, showers and restrooms. We stared under the waterfall which is cold mountain water which is then mixed with hot water from the thermal...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Wow never get bored of this waterfalls. So much improvement since the last time we came here. The change rooms are new and clean. The garden is beautifully kept. Lots of warm water baths. We had to pay to get in but worth the money....More

Thank VINCEM739
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is a cool place to spend a few hours, I wouldn't be there longer then that. Its very hot, one pool has a lower temperature so that is nice to cool down. We spent about 1 hour to 1.5 hours there, perfect amount of...More

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We love Azores, but this place is really commercialized and the "center" is just a few informative posters. The pools are very small and completely overcrowded in the summer ( high season).

Thank GlobetrottingMari
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Small place with orange water. 4 small pools, accessible and HOT! 3 of the pools have the water at 39° Celsius. The other has a lower temperature. Open all day! Really really recommend going at night because of the difference in temperature outside and inside....More

Thank Bruno F
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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🙂