Ponta da Ferraria

Ponta da Ferraria is a lava delta located in the parish of the Ginetes, Ponta Delgada.

Ferraria is a place where hot water, heated by volcanic vapors, mixes with the cold water of the sea, in a small cove that forms a small natural pool. Visiting Ferraria and bathing in these warm waters is one of the highlights of any trip to São Miguel, but be aware of the tides. When the tide is full the hot water hardly feels it and when the tide is low, the water is too hot. So, if you go to Ferraria, plan your visit according to the tide, and pick up when the tide is going down or up.

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Pico wine among the best in Portugal

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What to eat in São Miguel

Furnas stew It is the most popular dish in São Miguel. The stew is a mixture of meats – pork, chicken and beef – sausage and vegetables. What distinguishes it from a traditional stew is that it is cooked underground by volcanic steam and without water. It is a meal prepared by Mother Nature! On the banks of Lagoa das …

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Bathing in hot springs

Although the Azores are bathed in relatively warm waters, it can still be a little cold. The good news is that there are warm waters where you can take a dip, get a massage with hot natural water or just relax and meditate.   These hot springs are common on the island of São Miguel. Poça da Dona Beija, Caldeira …

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