This was one of my best places to camp!
Azores, São Miguel island, Furnas lake - Portugal!
I was there during 15 days some years ago!
People from Azores are very frendly!
if you are a tourist and you like to trevel by hitchhiking, this is the right place to do it! All the Azorean stop to help you!
This is a great place to rest, if you don't like camping you will find a 5 stars Hotel!
But you will loose good things in the lake all day long! Furnas
is a stratovolcano with two calderas which date back
to approximately 30,000 years ago. The second approximately dates back to 20,000 years ago. The volcanoes are very active with 10 sub-Plinian eruptions occurring in the past 5,000 years. Two of them are historically known. The first known eruption was in 1440 in which the first colonists settled the island. The second was in 1630 and caused 200 deaths. The volcano was intensely studied between 1990 and 2000 and many formerly unknown geological risks come to light.
The western of the two calderas is partially filled by a crater lake, Lagoa das Furnas, at an elevation of 359 m (1,181 ft). Fumaroles and mud sands are located at the northern part of the lake.
Furnas is also famous for its springs and geysers. In the village, the area around Furnas has thirty springs, each of which has a different temperature and chemical composition. There is a hot river which is colored by iron and a cold river which flows through the village. The geysers are situated in several basins which produce water that is rich in sodium bicarbonate, boron, fluorine and traces of carbon dioxide. The local inhabitants cook corn-type dishes in the geysers.
The installations of hydrotherapy are in the park and were built in the 19th century.You are very welcome