Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, Ribeira Grande

An important geosite of the Azores UNESCO Global Geopark, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, features a thermal spring that feeds two natural pools with temperatures of 27 C (80 F) and 38 C (100 F). Before donning your bathing suite and bathing the warm waters, stop into the interpretation center to learn about the geological origins, geodiversity, and biodiversity of the Azores and to peruse the samples of endemic plant life and rocks. The onsite 320 m (960 ft) Water Spring Walking Trail provides a fine warmup for your soak in the geothermal pools surrounded by dense and diverse vegetation. To protect the ecologically fragile area from mass tourism, the center keeps guided under the auspices of one its own technicians. To visit Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre on your holiday in Ribeira Grande, and find out what else Ribeira Grande has to offer, use our Ribeira Grande attractions site .
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  • Caldeira Velha is part of the Volcanic Complex of the island of São Miguel. It's a very good thermal bath experience. The hot baths, with water at approximately 35º C, in the middle of rocks and lush vegetation, transport them to a paradisiacal setting. Therapeutic for the body and soul.
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  • Well-done interpretive site that's part of the Caldiera Velha national park. Lush setting with interesting info on the volcanic origins and history, if you're into nature. Absolutely beautiful and rel...  more »
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