Ribeira Quente

The settlement of the Ribeira Quente occurred a few years after the settlement of Furnas, when the first inhabitants of the Island, settled in the Old Povoa sighted in the air a huge tongue of fire. At the place of Ribeira Quente, the conquerors joined the sea for the painful fauna of fishing and also pruning of vines.

Ribeira Quente is a small pearl of São Miguel with a lot to enjoy! Its beauty starts on the road that comes from Furnas, where it is possible to see waterfalls between its two tunnels, or simply stop the car and have a picnic. The Ribeira Quente road has picnic areas, equipped with tables, benches and barbecue grills, all in the middle of nature!

In Ribeira Quente you will find Fogo beach, a special destination on the island of São Miguel. Being very popular with people from the island, this beach has small hydrothermal vents that give the sea water an excellent temperature.

Image gallery: Paulino Pavão

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