We came here on a great day, weather wise. The hike around the Furnas is nice more for the surrounding scenery than the actual furnas. There aren't geysers or anything, but simply steam coming out of the ground. We did enjoy our walk around them and the signs were informative. Just watch out for all the mud and don't slip.
"Furnas" are a staple of the Azores. You can find a lot more in São Miguel, but this one in Terceira has a special quality. You walk around, see nature, smell the fumes and have lots of laughs when you fall in the mud.
It's free and part of the history of these islands. The path around the top is extremely well maintained. It has interesting views and is worth the visit if you are already in the area.
If you have ever been to Yellowstone National Park, you know this place does not hold a candle and is disappointing. Well maintained but that is all it really has going for it.
The Azores are volcanic islands. Places like this really put that into perspective. Yes, its interesting. However its not all that exciting especially if you have or will go to other islands with bigger similar areas (Furnas on Sao Miguel for example). If you visit only Terceira, then maybe its worth the visit. You can walk along a wooden "boxed... 更多
The landscape surrounding the furnas is worth seeing because the hills hasn't been touched even with the settlers arriving hundreds of years ago. You will see what the explorers saw before they began to cut native plants and trees down to create a town - shorter trees and quiet pristine environment. The furnas itself isn't much to look at if... 更多
At the end of a short road in a parking lot you will find a short ten minute walk to overlooks of geothermal vents. The trail is a loop, so just keep walking and it will bring you back the your car. The smell was very mild and reminded me of the smell of firecrackers, just a hint of sulfur.... 更多