Ponta da Ferraria – Ginetes, São Miguel

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Located at the southwestern tip of [São Miguel Island](https://byacores.com/en/sao-miguel-island/), specifically in Ginetes, **Ponta da Ferraria** stands out as a must-see for all visitors to the island.

Formed by volcanic geological phenomena that have shaped São Miguel Island over the centuries, **Ponta da Ferraria** features beautiful landscapes that are the direct result of these geological activities.

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Ponta da Ferraria
Ponta da Ferraria
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Close to **Ponta da Ferraria** is the [Pico das Camarinhas](https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico_das_Camarinhas), rising to 309 meters and responsible for the [lava delta](https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lava) that characterizes the region. A lava delta is formed by the flow of lava from a coastal cliff towards the sea.

One of the geological spectacles at **Ponta da Ferraria** is the [pseudocrater](https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudocratera), formed by the interaction of hot lava with seawater. This phenomenon, among others, has led to the formation of hot springs and the renowned natural pools of **Ponta da Ferraria**.

## Ponta da Ferraria Viewpoint

To get a panoramic view of **Ponta da Ferraria**, it is essential to visit the Ponta da Ferraria Viewpoint, also known as the Sabrina Island Viewpoint. This spot provides a perfect view of the entire lava delta, including the [Ferraria Lighthouse](http://www.amn.pt/DF/Paginas/FaroldaFerraria.aspx).

Ponta da Ferraria
Ponta da Ferraria
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This nature spot belongs to the [Pico das Camarinhas Regional Natural Monument](http://parquesnaturais.azores.gov.pt/pt/smiguel/o-que-visitar/areas-protegidas/monumento-natural/pico-das-camarinhas–ponta-da-ferraria) and **Ponta da Ferraria**, created to protect this coastline full of volcanic wonders.

Discovering **Ponta da Ferraria** is embarking on a unique experience in the world. This is a place that deserves a highlight in any travel itinerary.

## Hot Springs in the Sea and Natural Pools of Hot Water

The thermal springs at **Ponta da Ferraria**, combined with the heat from the rocks and the seawater, provide an unparalleled relaxation spot.

Ferraria
Ferraria
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The natural hot water pools at **Ponta da Ferraria** can reach temperatures above 30ºC, ensuring moments of peace and tranquility.

Piscinas Naturais da Ferraria
Piscinas Naturais da Ferraria
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However, it is vital to consider the tide conditions when visiting. High tide can reduce the temperature of the hot springs, while very low tide can make the waters excessively hot.

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Ferraria
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Even on rainy or cold days, the natural pools at **Ponta da Ferraria** maintain their temperature, ensuring a pleasant experience.

## Ferraria Spa

Located at **Ponta da Ferraria**, the **Ferraria Spa** offers hot water pools for adults and children. These spas not only provide relaxation but also have therapeutic properties thanks to the sulfur-rich saltwater, aiding in the treatment of various ailments.

Ferraria
Ferraria
Fotografia de Teresa Rodrigues

For an unforgettable experience, enjoy the sunset while bathing in the spa’s outdoor pool. Additionally, the site offers showers and a restaurant for visitors’ convenience.

The structure also includes showers and a restaurant for better visitor service. Activities at Ferraria Spa are paid; [check the price list](http://termasdaferraria.com/tratamentos/).

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Praia da Ferraria.
Praia da Ferraria.
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Termas da Ferraria
Termas da Ferraria
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Termas da Ferraria
Termas da Ferraria
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Anoitecer na Ponta da Ferraria
Anoitecer na Ponta da Ferraria
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Termas de Ferraria
Termas de Ferraria
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