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Poça da Dona Beija
Poça da Dona Beija

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António Carvalho e Cunha

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2014/06/18

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The Poça da Dona Beija, also known as "Poça da Juventude" ("Youth Pools") or "Poça do Paraíso" ("Paradise Pools"), is located in the valley of Furnas, in an area known as "Zona das Águas Quentes" and it's a pleasant thermal spot for leisure and well-being. The Poça da Dona Beija is part of a set of iron rich hot springs connected to the volcanic phenomena which is part of the history of the crater of the valley of Furnas. Its formation comes from the existing underground thermal aquifers which makes the water, in permanent contact with rocks subjected to high temperatures, gradually heat, reaching the average temperature of 39º C (102º F).