Located in the centre of the town of Furnas is the famous Terra Nostra Hotel. Not only does it benefit from being close to the hot springs and bubbling mud pools of the Furnas valley but it has a rather special feature…
Within the grounds of hotel are the internationally acclaimed Terra Nostra Botanical Gardens, a well established garden dating from 1775 with an area of 12.5 hectares.
Many of the rooms at the Terra Nostra Hotel look directly out over the garden with its thousands of species of plant and tree displayed in the lush valley surroundings. All guests have free entry to the botanical gardens (which are open to the public during the day) and the use of the outdoor geothermally heated pool. There is also an indoor heated pool at the hotel and a spa offering a full range of treatments and therapies.
TheTerra Nostra Hotel has 86 ensuite rooms including 7 suites all with telephone, TV, minibar and hairdryer.
Winner of the 2014 World Travel Awards, leading boutique hotel in Portugal.
In the central highlands of São Miguel, the Terra Nostra Hotel is around 50 minutes drive from Ponta Delgada and is often combined with a stay in a hotel in the capital. See below for more information on São Miguel island.
There are some lovely walking and cycling trails straight from the Terra Nostra Hotel and kayaking on Furnas lake is a gentle but rewarding activity.