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Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools

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Address: Rua do Lugar, Porto Moniz, Madeira 9270-156, Portugal
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+351 291 850 190
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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100% place for relax day with sun and calm. Two places for swimm and they are different. Try both...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kent, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to visit whatever the weather. I am sure that sun worshippers and swimmers would enjoy this area when the weather was suitable but we enjoyed watching he very rough seas coming into the area on our visit. There would be plenty of space to sunbathe when conditions suited. You will have travelled along some 'interesting roads' to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

100% place for relax day with sun and calm. Two places for swimm and they are different. Try both...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very impressed with the view here and we would have loved to swim a bit in the natural swimming pools,but the weather didn't help , still we were able to make wonderful pictures with the landscape and the sunset. A must visit on Madeira!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These spectacular lava flow pools were naturally carved out by the sea over the millions of years to give this effect. Coupled with the crashing of the pounding waves and the blustery winds the effect is rather beautiful and spectacular. You could swim in the naturally made lava pools but it's cold and you need to be careful of the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These pools and changing areas are very clean. There where very few people using the pools during our visit as the weather was quite stormy. This is an experience not to be missed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and rather lovely in a 'dark' way, make sure you see the older free pools not the new dreadful pay ones.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely place with lots of routes to wonder around the natural swimming pools. we were there during winter so didn`t have the chance to swim but it looks like could be a fantastic experience.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this place with our Friends from Madeira and South Africa and we enjoyed it very much.It is easy to travel to Porto Moniz via Sao Vicente ,The new roads and tunnels make it easy and it does not take long. Many ,Many years ago it was very different on the old roads ( Estrada regional ) . there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't get a chance to spend a lot of time here, but it was one of the highlights of our trip to Madeira. Such a unique and gorgeous place. Swim in the protected lava pools while the sea crashes all around. Just magical.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After eating our lunch looking over the pools we wandered along the front to get a better look at them. The sight of the waves crashing over the lava rocks is so impressive on what was a nice sunny, but chilly, day. It would be nice to visit again and actually try swimming in them - maybe one day.

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