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Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha

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Estrada Regional da Lagoa do Fogo, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel 9600-501, Portugal
+351 296 470 779
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“hot springs” (23 reviews)
“warm water” (10 reviews)
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Estrada Regional da Lagoa do Fogo, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel 9600-501, Portugal
+351 296 470 779

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice fauna and flora. Liked to take a bath under the waterfall and the pool. You can also take little kids with you.

Thank Tobias B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance costs only 2 euros! Unfortunately the waterfall pool was a bit cold due to the rain of the previous day, but the other one was very hot. It would have been better if it was less crowded but it was still worth it....More

Thank Besiana Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Basicly it has become far too touristic. You need to either make a booking so that you can get access to the hot springs or you have to break in in the middle of the night to be able to get access to the tiny...More

Thank Jose Q
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We like the place, is a lovely walk in middle of nature, well crafter paths shows you the way to the waterfall...

1  Thank aho3
Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you want peace and quite go in the morning. Even in January can be crowded. We arrived about 10am, it was perfect. After 11 many people came. The older and nicer pool wasn't warm enough for us (27degrees), but the other one was perfect...More

3  Thank AlinaMassier
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Beautiful location and surroundings. If you want to have a dip in the natural pools go super early, it opens at 9 am. I had gone to the Caldeira the previous day but it was so crowded my husband and I didn't feel comfortable going...More

1  Thank Ka W
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Such an interesting place to visit and very popular. They have changing rooms for those who wish to take a dip in the warm water. I didn't because of the cold day, but others did. The boiling water and places on the ground around the...More

1  Thank Travelingbeachchick
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Expect to pay 2 euros to enter. It's worth a visit but not a must see. Good luck with the restrooms.

1  Thank Tonya L
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Fantasic, this place is like a scene from a Hollywood movie. It has changing facilites and showers. There are 2 pools which yoy can bath in. The main attraction one is breath takin but in the 20 degrees or so. The smaller one is much...More

4  Thank marekmaz
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is beyond description. It is like a scene out of a movie. Surrounded by sounds of nature including birds. (Assuming other guests are being quiet). The water is heated naturally by coming from the volcanic underground. They have modernized it now with change...More

2  Thank TheXchox
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Melissa L
Will the water damage bathing suits? Are there any chemicals in the water?
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🙂
Será que se pode ir a banhos no inverno? A água é quente o suficiente? Tem local para tomar duche depois?
8 October 2016|
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Response from ana maria n | Reviewed this property |
Bom dia, sim pode tomar banho na caldeira, é quente. E tem instalações adequadas e boas.
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Quanto é a entrada?
23 July 2015|
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Response from Tiago M | Property representative |
A nossa tabela de preços é a seguinte: Adultos: 2€ Crianças 4-12 anos: 1€ Crianças 0-4: 0€ Bilhete de família (2 adultos + 2 crianças): 4€ Séniores (+ 65 anos): 1€
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