What to do and see in Povoacao, Portugal: The Best Places and Tips

August 3, 2017 Enedina Augsburger

Povoação is a municipality located in the southeastern corner of the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. The population in 2011 was 6,327, in an area of 106.41 km².
Restaurants in Povoacao

1. Terra Nostra Gardens

Rua Padre Jose Jacinto Botelho | Povoacao, Furnas, Povoacao, Sao Miguel 9675-061, Portugal +351 296 549 090
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Terra Nostra Gardens

Reviewed By Sharron R

Plan on old bathing suit for this adventure .. very warm on a cool rainy day .. beautiful trees surround the water which is a mustard brown color . Outside Showers available . Bring water shoes / flip flops as the changing area is several yards away . Minimal entrance fee .

2. Ponta do Sossego

Nordeste, Sao Miguel, Portugal
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4.5 based on 118 reviews

Ponta do Sossego

Reviewed By Danny d - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ponta do Sossego is another viewpoint which wil amaze you .. Ponta do Sossego is located in the eastside on Sao Miguel and can be easily found along the road which leadse along the coast . You have to see it for yourself and will never regret a visit to Ponta do Sossego and Sao Miguel !

3. Azores Fishing

Marina de Vila Franca do Campo | Deck C, Boat, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9500-909, Portugal
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5 based on 92 reviews

Azores Fishing

In Azores Fishing we make your dreams come true! Be prepared to have lots of fun with us! Sea Trips, Big Game Fishing, Coast Fishing, Jigging, Bass Fishing, Bird Watching.

Reviewed By Wendy N

We had an incredible time with Diogo on our fishing trip. We felt safe and at ease out in the ocean on their boat. It was exciting to catch fish after fish. We also saw dolphins which was an added treat. Diogo and Eduardo are...MoreHello Wendy, glad you enjoy our services ??? thanks a lot for your review and all the best. I already laugh Reading your review ??

4. Poca Da Dona Beija

Lomba das Barracas, Furnas, Povoacao, Sao Miguel 9675-044, Portugal +351 296 584 256
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Poca Da Dona Beija

Poça da Dona Beija's ferruginous muds are indicated for cutaneous invigoration, and it's hot waters are therapeutic. All the pools have running water which ensures it's constant renewal. We receive tourists from all over the world looking for some time of relaxation and well-being. You can visit us anytime of the year. Our hot waters are revitalizing both in the Summer and Winter!

Reviewed By Ana C - Radovljica, Slovenia

For only 4 eur, you can enjoy the hot Springs for a loooooong time. Clean, well-maintained, nice, romantic, with toilets, showers, lockers, and a shop where you can buy souvenirs, drinks and even swimsuit.

5. Miradouro da Ponta da Madrugada

En1-1a, Nordeste, Sao Miguel, Portugal
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4.5 based on 83 reviews

Miradouro da Ponta da Madrugada

Reviewed By February78 - Oakville, Canada

We were driving from Nordeste to Provoacao - the road was under construction - very windy and a bit hair-raising at times, so when we saw what we thought was another viewpoint, we stopped to stretch our legs. So glad we did as we wandered through this multi-level, continuously unfolding garden. It was so quiet, peaceful and beautiful - plenty of places for picnics/barbecues and washroom facilities. The views along the coast were stunning.

6. Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL

Marina de Vila Franca do Campo, Loja 4 | Island of São Miguel, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-909, Portugal
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4.5 based on 427 reviews

Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL

Whale Watching and Swimming with Dolphins tours in Azores Islands - near Ponta Delgada, in São Miguel! The best Whales, 2 - 5 hours away from EU, CAN, and the US! 4 resident species, 24 sighted yearlong with 98% success rate and average 3 species per Tour in the top green adventure holidays destination!

Reviewed By Selcuk Soner U - Istanbul, Turkey

Poertkiz'e gitmişken sakın Balinaları seyretme fırsatını kaçırmayın / While you are in Portugal don't miss the chance to watch the whales.Dear Selcuk, Thank you for your review and for your kind words. Hope to have you back for another tour! :)

7. Salto do Prego

Faial da Terra, Povoacao, Sao Miguel, Portugal
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4.5 based on 158 reviews

Salto do Prego

Reviewed By HadarShaked

been there a week ago, on a rainy day.
the way to the waterfall (by the hike plan that can be shown on the azores hikes official website) is really great and mellow, full of green and the sound of water flow, reaching the waterfall is great! having fun in the cold water and just admiring mother nature.
The way back though... if following the trail on a rainy day it might be tricky, and pretty stressful, slippery little stones in high angle, possible, yet challenging, if we knew it before, we would probably go just the other way around (just , going up the stones and down the inner trail would have been easier.

8. Pico do Ferro Viewpoint

Furnas, Povoacao, Sao Miguel 9675, Portugal
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4.5 based on 143 reviews

Pico do Ferro Viewpoint

Reviewed By carse66 - London, United Kingdom

it was an amazing view of the whole lake - you could do a hike down but it was a bit damp that day and pretty steep so decided to be lazy and be driven down to the lake !

9. Lagoa do Congro

Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel, Portugal
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Lagoa do Congro

Reviewed By carse66 - London, United Kingdom

We walked down to the lake as the only way you can see it ! Took about 20 min to get there ! Steep but wide walk way be aware at points you will be climbing over tree roots , walking in mud, on loose shingle and pretty steep coming back up one or two big steps between very large stones but if fit and in trainers or hiking boots it's easy !
So serene and tranquil down there fish flipping out of water, great scenery a kind of Jurassic lake ! Def worth the walk !

10. Caldeira das Furnas

Furnas, Povoacao, Sao Miguel, Portugal +351 963 546 528
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4.5 based on 288 reviews

Caldeira das Furnas

Reviewed By MickyC-AUS - Melbourne, Australia

Caldeira das Furnas is an amazing site with numerous thermal displays to wander around and get up close to. There are mini-geisers errupting from the earth, boiling water bubbling in small ponds, fumeroles emitting puffs of steam that hiss from the ground and the characteristic smell of sulphur is in the air. The whole area has been well laid out with pathways and barriers for personal safety that do not intrude or interfere with the visual experience. Township is worth a wander too. Spectacular, dramatic and very impressive.

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