We set off towards the center of the Furnas parish, where we stopped for lunch, but before and along the coast of the island of São Miguel, we made a stop at the Caloura fishing port, to highlight one of the economic activities of our community and at the same time, appreciate the beauty that this place provides us.
In Vila Franca do Campo we make some different stops, the most important being the stop at the viewpoint of the hermitage of N. S. da Paz, where you can see the Vila Franca do Campo, your islet and sometimes the island of Sta Maria.
Around 12:00 we will be at the Furnas lake, to watch the famous Cozido das Furnas take off, which is made in volcanic soil at high temperatures, in which most of the local restaurants make this delicacy, our suggestion being the our offer for your lunch.
After your lunch and after exploring this quiet locality a bit, and having seen the fumaroles, the springs of hot water, we headed towards the Northeast.
Before arriving to the Northeast, we passed through Povoação, where the settlement of the island of São Miguel began and in this locality, we stop next to the monument ”Portas do Povoamento”, an allegorical monument at the beginning of the settlement.
Along our route until we reach the Northeast we make some stops in different viewpoints and parks, where it is possible to see the seafront of the island in this zone of the island of São Miguel
After seeing, exploring and getting to know this picturesque village of the island of São Miguel (Northeast) we go towards to the waterfall and Park Ribeira dos Caldeirões a point of great tourist interest, not only due to the beautiful waterfall in this place, but also to its dazzling park, through a relaxed walks we observed several windmills, where formerly the population was going to grind its corn, to obtain flour and to make bread, as well as some endemic plants.
At the end of our tour we will take a guided tour to one of the existing tea factories on the island of São Miguel, where we will introduce you the whole history and the whole process of the tea making that is produced in this factory and enjoy a cup of tea of this factory.
The viewpoint of Santa Iria will be the last stop of our journey, before leaving it in your Hotel/Accommodation, in a relaxed and calm environment, we appreciate the beauty that this place offers us, where you can see much of the north coast of S .Miguel, the green agricultural fields that make up a large part of this area.