Furnas Lake Apartments

Sao Miguel


  • Airport: 42km Ponta Delgada
  • 4-star equivalent
  • Car hire recommended
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Rural location
  • Self Catering
  • Swimming pool

In a lush green valley surrounded by heavily vegetated volcanic hillsides are these nine wooden clad units set in a shallow water basin and created to blend with the environment. Each air-conditioned unit has fresh, contemporary, Scandinavian style furnishings using light woods and green, grey and white colours that provide accommodation with all the homely comforts.

Only a short walk from the beautiful lake at Furnas (within 10-minutes), this is an ideal location for walkers and nature lovers with endless possibilities.


Japanese Cedar Villa has eight 1-bedroom apartments (sleep 2+2)
Each unit consists of a twin bedroom with French windows (young children need to be supervised), bathroom (bath & shower), hairdryer, living/dining room with TV, telephone, ?replace and kitchenette (fridge, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, kettle and two electric hobs) which opens onto a covered deck terrace. Four 1-bedroom apartments have a foldaway double bed (suitable for 2 adults or children).

Chestnut House has one 2-bedroom apartment (sleep 4+2)
The 2-bedroom unit is a traditional house (not wooden clad) with 2 twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one with bath & shower, the other with shower), a fully equipped kitchenette (full electric oven, 4 electric hobs, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, kettle and toaster). The unit will take extra beds for 2 adults or children.

Minimum stay: 2 nights


Special Offers (Free nights)
•    Stay 7 nights pay 5 between 01Nov-23Dec16, 08Jan-06Apr17, 21Apr-31May and 01Nov-23Dec17


The owners run their own activity company. Guests of the Furnas Lake Apartments can pre-book or arrange locally the following activities: canyoning, special cooking experience, horse riding, mountain biking, swimming with dolphins and whale & dolphin watching.

Special cooking Experience

Preparation of ‘Cozido’: ‘Cozido’ is a typical dish cooked for about 4-5 hours in the heat of the volcano, near the Lake of Furnas. The dish is made up of different types of meat, spiced sausage and vegetables.

Preparation of ‘Caldeirada’: ‘Caldeirada’ is a typical dish cooked for about 4-5 hours in the heat of the volcano, near the Lake of Furnas. The dish is made up of fish, potatoes, tomatoes, olives and onions.

Preparation of ‘Feijoada’: ‘Feijoada’ is made up of beans, spiced sausage, tomatoes and onions and ‘Vegetarian Feijoada’ is composed by beans, carrots, tomatoes, onions, parsley, cabbage, kale and pepper.

Guests will prepare one of these dishes at the property and then go by car to Furnas Lake to place the pot in a specially dug hole for about 4-5 hours where it will cook from the heat naturally produced by volcanic underground vapours. Once cooked, you will return to the lake to collect your pot. The dish will be served up for either lunch or dinner. This activity depends on the day and time that the guest prefers (bookings required in advance). Minimum of 2 persons required.

Price is £28 per person (based on minimum 2 people)
Price is £25 per person (based on minimum 3 people)
Price is £23 per person (based on minimum 4 people)
Price is £21 per person (based on minimum 5 people)
Price is £10 per child (8-12 years)

Horse riding

The owner, Manuel Gago de Câmara has been riding horses since he was a young boy and has a passion to share his love of horses. Book a ride and trek through the beautiful enchanting trees and trails.

Price is £64 per person

•    The time of the activity is provided locally
•    The duration will depend on the rider’s prior experience – maximum 2.5 hours
•    Riding hat included


Furnas Lake Apartments feature in our Familiy Holiday B and Active Holiday itineraries.