Situated in the eastern part of the southern coast of the island of São Miguel, the municipality of the village is bounded by the municipalities of the Nordeste, Ribeira Grande and Vila Franca do Campo. The abundant vegetation awakened early, the interest of the discoverers who, believers in the fertility of the Earth, began to move to the island cattle, wheat, vegetable seeds to some agricultural implements, with the goal of settling here. The toponym Village is due to the fact that it was the first place on the island to be inhabited. The six parishes that make up the municipality, they have a set of natural elements responsible for the scenario of great scenic beauty. The landscapes, parks, Terra Nostra and the beaches are some of the most sought after by those who visit the County. The various viewpoints, capture-fantastic views of all these natural elements. The Vale das Furnas, holder of a wealth in hydrological resources, resulting from expression of active volcanism, gives it the status of biggest hidrópole in Europe. The diversity of the waters of its sources is highly sought after for medicinal purposes. Gastronomy and regional sweets are given to meet the various catering units. The famous cozido à portuguesa, done at furnas with hermetically sealed pots, is one of the ex-libris of the municipality in terms of typical dishes.
What to do in Povoação
Lagoa das Furnas
A calm lagoon with crystal clear waters, on whose banks stands the Hermitage of Our Lady of Vitórias (Victories), also where the well known "cozido das furnas" is baked by burying the pans underground.
Fumarolas - Caldeiras das Furnas
A group of fumaroles located in the centre of the island, inside the Caldeira das Furnas. Here, one may find twelve different kinds of water, each with its own medical qualities.
Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeirões
A natural park composed of small water streams with waterfalls, plenty of vegetation, a mill and a covered picnic area.
Parque Terra Nostra
A park by the Hotel Terra Nostra, that dates back to the 18th century. A pleasant space where strenuous trails side lakes and cross colourful alleys of exotic flowers.
Cascata da Ribeira dos Caldeirões
A waterfall surrounded by an extremely beautiful scenery, with much vegetation and many colourful flowers. A place of great tranquility and harmony with nature, ideal for strolling.
Hotel do Mar
Situated 60 km from Ponta Delgada, this hotel comprises 36 rooms with large balconies facing the sea. Near here is the Lagoa das Furnas, a must-see.
Terra Nostra Garden Hotel
The Terra Nostra Garden Hotel is situated in an area of rare beauty, more precisely in the Vale das Furnas, finding themselves in a fantastic integrated botanic park. Composed of 79 rooms, is a well-equipped space and Art Deco décor, …
On this site you will have at your disposal a wide range of fun activities, such as boating on the pond, horseback riding, horse carriages and bicycles.
Trilho da Ribeira do Faial da Terra (PR11)
This pedestrian path starts at the Forest Park of Água Retorta and ends at Faial da Terra. Has about 6.5 kilometers long and lasts around an hour and a half. On the road will pass through pastures, an abandoned mill, …
Trilho da Vigia da Baleia (PR18)
This route starts in the village and ends at Faial da Terra, with a duration of about three hours. Will the spout from the goats, forests of incenses, conteiras and cater, the viewpoint of the beak of the Goats, a …
Trilho do Agrião (PR12)
This pedestrian path starts in Ribeira Quente and ends in the village, with a duration of about three hours. The path is primarily along the coast, passing through woods of frankincense, Acacia and vinháticos, some pastures, the Lomba of Knight, …
Trilho do Lombo Gordo (PR13)
This route starts in the back Fat and ends in Água Retorta, having a length of about four kilometres and a duration of an hour. The route will pass through pastures, a thicket of cater and incense and a traditional …
Trilho do Pico da Areia (PR15)
Pedestrian path that stretches over six miles, lasting about two hours. Along the way you can observe beautiful panoramic views and come into full contact with nature.
Trilho do Redondo (PR16)
Pedestrian path that stretches over three kilometers, along which you can observe beautiful panoramic views and come into full contact with nature.
Trilho Pedestre das Furnas (PRC6)
Circular trail that starts and ends at Caldeiras das Furnas. Has an extension of about ten kilometres and a duration of three hours. The starting point is, more specifically, on all three Cocks, and then by where are made the …
Trilho Pedestre Faial da Terra - Salto do Prego (PRC9)
This trail begins and ends at Faial da Terra, traveling about five kilometres. The path starts along the shore, with hot water all year round, and then to the waterfall nail heel, the Place of the Sanguine and, finally, the …
Trilho Pedestre Pico do Ferro - Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas (PR22)
This route starts at the miradouro do Pico from iron and ends in the boilers of Lagoa das Furnas, with a duration of approximately an hour and a half. After passing through the lookout, begins to descend the cliffs, passing …
Trilho Pedestre Povoação - Pico da Vara (PR23)
Route that begins in the village and ends at Pico da Vara, the highest point on the island, with about 1100 meters of altitude. After reaching the peak, can choose to descend to the Algarve, the Lomba da Fazenda or …
Trilho Pedestre Praia da Amora - Lobeira (PR10)
Pedestrian path which begins next to the beach of Amora, in Ponta Garça and ends on Lobeira, in Ribeira Quente. This is a route with a lot of climbs and descents, always next to the sea, with a length of …
Trilho Pico da Água Retorta (PR14)
This route starts at the Church of Água Retorta and ends at Faial da Terra, with an approximate duration of two hours and a length of about 6.2 miles. Along the way you can get magnificent panoramic views over the …
Miradouro do Pico do Ferro
A very pleasant space from where one may view the nearby lagoons and all the surrounding region.
Miradouro do Pico Longo
A very pleasant space with lovely views of the entire surrounding region.
Miradouro do Salto de Cavalo
Location from where you can see the natural beauty of the region, with emphasis on the lagoa das furnas. Very sought after by practitioners of paragliding.
Parque Florestal das Furnas
Ample green space that offers a post for the establishment of trout aquaculture which later are applied to many of the ponds and creeks of San Miguel. In this pleasant Park you can see deer, peacocks and pheasants.
Reserva Florestal de Recreio de Água Retorta
A park with an area of 15 hectares, at an altitude of 400 metres. A pleasant, well preserved place, ideal for strolling.
Praia de Povoação
Beach of clear waters and sandy beaches of small dimensions and black sand. Offers some services, such as a café with outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean.
Praia do Fogo
A small sandy area located in a small bay. There are submarine springs that make the water warmer.
Furnas Golf Club
Located at the Achada das Furnas, just a few kilometres away from the extraordinary Valley of the Furnas, the "Verde Golf" (Green Golf) represents the ideal atmosphere for relaxing and enjoying golf in full touch with nature.
Porta do Povoamento
Monument inaugurated in July 3, 2005, the day commemorating the anniversary of the elevation of 166 village municipality. Represents the location where they landed the first settlers of the island of São Miguel. It consists of small images, embossed, of …
Museu do Trigo
A museum that features objects that weree onc used in the reaping of the wheat. It has a permanent tile exhibtion that pictures the sowing, reaping and treating techiniques of the wheat.
Parque Zoológico de Povoação
A small zoo, located right in the centre of town, facing the municipal garden.
This restaurant prepares its dishes "underground", taking advantage of the hot vapours of the Furnas's volcanic activity. It has also a nice bar.
Where to eat in Povoação
Na ilha de São Miguel encontramos este espaço, liderado pelo mediático Ljubomir Stanisic e em parce…
Restaurant inserted into the campsite das furnas. Cozy space to work as bar, animation on Saturday …
This restaurant prepares its dishes "underground", taking advantage of the hot vapours of the Furna…
Where to sleep in Povoação
The Terra Nostra Garden Hotel is situated in an area of rare beauty, more precisely in the Vale das Furnas, finding themselves in a fantastic integrated botani…
TWENTIETH century house with a spacious and nice green space around. It is located near an important thermal centre. It has four bedrooms, a kitchenette and a …
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Vila Franca do Campo
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