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Pego do Inferno

Estr. EN514-2, Santo Estevao, Tavira 8800, Portugal
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Best go now before they spoil the fun

Wonderful oasis in the most unassuming of locations. We caught it empty on a clear and sunny day... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
David W
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
via mobile
The waterfall is beautiful but go careful

This is a gorgeous spot that's been allowed to go to rack and ruin. It appears the local council... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
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  • Average12%
  • Poor15%
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Estr. EN514-2, Santo Estevao, Tavira 8800, Portugal
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful oasis in the most unassuming of locations. We caught it empty on a clear and sunny day with plenty of water over the chute. Turquoise pool with crystal water and soft rock ledges shaded by the canopy and bamboo and viney roots clinging to...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a gorgeous spot that's been allowed to go to rack and ruin. It appears the local council have abandoned it due to vandalism. Its still very popular if not a little awkward to find, follow the well worn worn tracks. Be careful however...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

I'm so happy I went to this place. Having chased 3 other waterfalls in the region, all of which almost broke the car trying to get to, and then had completely dried up (August 2017), seeing this place made my heart soar. Such a little...More

4  Thank eostraie
Reviewed 15 September 2017

You reach this small waterfall and deep pool by taking M514-2 from Tavira. You follow the Gilão for some kilometes then turn right on a secundary road that leads to a carpark. There you have to walk, better said clamber, down a weed-choked path to...More

Thank Ray V
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Well this was a very pretty little outing. If you look on the reviews here, you'll see two great reviews that give detailed plans of how to get there. It is very close to Cabanas - about 7km away and you could cycle it but...More

Thank Lindy R
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Absolutely gorgeous waterfall and lake to swim in. We got a taxi to and from the car park, and you just walk down the dirt track to find it. Takes about 10 minutes, kind of steep in some places, you'll have to help kids getting...More

Thank Stephsinn
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I wonder what this place would be like if it was officially open! It was very busy when we went, but after following the dusty track (steep at times) we came to the lagoon. It was so crowded there was nowhere to sit so we...More

Thank dbwilkinson
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Pego do Inferno was recommended to my boyfriend and I by a waiter at a restaurant in Tavira. We were taken aback by how beautiful it looked in the pictures and it didn't disappoint. It was easy to find by car and luckily stumbled upon...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We got a taxi from Tavira and gave the driver a tip and asked him to return for us an arranged time. Cost €20 for a return ride. It was a bit of an awkward walk - follow the directions on posts below very closely...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great time . Never will be allowed in Uk or Ireland due to Heath and safety legislation NOT concern . Bit of an adventure getting there but beautiful . Relaxing swim or if a bit more adventurous try jumping off rocks or the...More

Thank Davy P
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