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Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas

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First time I faced this experience. Natural Foods Between the Ocean and the Lagoon. Strong strong... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Abdulkader A
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A Do Not Miss Experience In Porto de Galinhas

These natural pools are actually depressions in the reefs that are located just offshore from the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time I faced this experience. Natural Foods Between the Ocean and the Lagoon. Strong strong waves hitting from Oceanside. And a beautiful Lake from the other side. We were lucky to swim with color fish also. Be careful from the sharp rock, get ready...More

Thank Abdulkader A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These natural pools are actually depressions in the reefs that are located just offshore from the city center of Porto de Galinhas. At low tide most pools seem to be about 3-4 feet deep. Low tides are the key here. The best time is about...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Very beautiful natural pools with clear, warm waters where you go to by nice "jangadas". You can enjoy it all year long. I've been there in the winter and there were blue, warm days.

Thank Tania P
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We were at the natural pools in late June & July 2018-unfortunately very few fish. The only time you see the yellow and white tropical fish is when the guide provides you with fish food to feed them with.

Thank Roger_Liu
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We lost our breath when we see the sea colour. To go to the pools, you will have to get a small typical boat called Jangada! Then, arriving there the Jangadeiro (Jangada's saillor) will give you some bait portions to attract fishes, beautifull shoals will...More

1  Thank meliseolive
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Hot and Clear water! Natural Pools with great sea life variety and diversity ! Lovely place I wanna be back every year !

1  Thank Renata D
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

This a nice place, very unique. We went there on a weekend so it was very crowded, if you have the option, come on the week days

Thank NaomiCat12345
Reviewed 15 May 2018

This is an absolute must!! The beach is phenomenal and the pools are stunning. This was definitely one of our best days travelling. Make sure you get there early, around 8 or 9 in the morning as the tide starts coming in early and comes...More

Thank Fiona K
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to "Porto de Galinhas"! The natural pools form when tides become low. Then we can see several species of fish and swim calmly. It is very relaxing and we can see how beautiful nature is. We really have a good time!

Thank 925maritag
Reviewed 22 March 2018

...the tourist industry kills them every single day. Loads of people with sailboats (jangada) go there. While you can just check the tides and with medium or low level of water just swim there!!! Nobody limits your time then. Doing that wear UVblocking t-shirt and...More

Thank MartinO0o7
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