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“thermal pools”(15 reviews)
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Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Portugal
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All reviews changing rooms thermal pools hot springs off season lush vegetation cold water information centre national park bit crowded lower pool parking is limited beautiful surroundings small size bring flip flops hot spring experience nice set paid euros
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place in November, during the off-season, but there were still a lot of people there. The hot water pools were even a bit crowded, so we skipped those. The trail to the top of the waterfall was closed too, because the slopes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Helschip
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This could be 5 stars but i give 4 star because the price is a bit high, and after we bath we would like to take a shower but with cold water no way! The thermal waters and the surrounding park are just amazing

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vascocabrita
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We paid our 8 euros per adult (it's cheaper if you don't bathe), and the very informative attendant told us there were 2 sets of pools and lockers available. The first set of pools are much warmer and were busier, but not too crowded. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 31 October 2018

After paying a few euros you walk a couple hundred metres to the hot spring pools. Lovely nature and pools but we were there in the middle of the day on a Sunday so it was busy. If I were to return I'd go at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julie G
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Family visit and paid 8 Euros each for the bathing - which is all it is really plus a very interesting display and explanation of the Azores history and nature. There are nice changing facilities to get into bathing suits at each main pool. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 777markd777
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Full of people, expensive - 8€ for museum (?) and hot baths. Overall the conditions are very pleasant, but still... for this prices... you can find cheaper options around the island.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tiagomtomas
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

An awesome place where you can relax after full day of experiences in Azores. It gives you the feeling as in Jurassic Park movie. Only the dinosaurs are missing :)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mariusend
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We stopped here but didn't go in but I wanted to write this review because I was so disappointed. From some travel blogs this was supposed to be a wonderful place.. "mystical" and such words used. However, 3 tour buses and no less than 50...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Forestree
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

8 euros to get in and use the pools for up to two hours. All 3 pools were lovely and not too crowded. The setting was beautiful. You should definitely visit while in Sao Miguel

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank elinorb625
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Unfortunately the weather was not quite perfect during our stay in São Miguel so we had to find alternatives to the hikes we had actually planned. We visited three thermal pools and rank them in this order: 1. Caldeira Velha 2. Poça da Dona Beija...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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23 July 2018|
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Response from DaraTheExplorer | Reviewed this property |
Far better off to rent a car. You really need a car if you want to see anything on the island outside of the city center or the airport. Another option is a tour if you prefer not to drive.
28 May 2017|
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Response from Timski4u | Reviewed this property |
Hi! You will definitely love the Azores if you are into fantastic sunning scenery, friendly people and unique attractions. It could reach 71 degrees, but be prepared for some rain - in fact the Azores is known for having 4... More
27 April 2017|
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