You’ve already experienced this, right? It’s summer, you go on holiday, and take a swim in the Atlantic – and then you need a hot chocolate, or possibly even two, to help you warm up again. But for those of you who travel to Ponta Delgada, there’s some good news: where you have volcanoes bubbling beneath the surface, hot springs can’t be far off! Be sure to make a detour to the Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre. Surrounded by bilious green ferns, sharp-edged rocks, and gushing waterfalls, this is the place to sit back and enjoy the view of the urwald. And the best thing: the water is guaranteed to be 39 °C – no matter the time of year!