Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Porto Moniz

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A tropical paradise created by natural phenomena, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools sit in the nonwestern section of Madeira near the small town of Porto Moniz. These volcanic pools, formed ages ago by lava flow meeting the waters of the Atlantic, attract swimmers from around the world with their natural layout and sweeping views of the ocean. The surrounding rocks reflect in the crystalline pools, creating an impression of an underwater world filled with craggy stone pillars. Try to time your visit for late afternoon or early evening, when the reflections of the setting sun blur the line between sky and water. Our Porto Moniz online trip builder makes visiting Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools and other Porto Moniz attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • They are swimming pools built from a wall that closes to the sea. But it's low enough to let water in when the sea is choppy. Frankly fun and spectacular when the sea provides waves. Being bathing and watching huge flying break into the rocks next to you is unforgettable. They also have small pools for children, away from the clear waves. They have locker service (3o) and the entrance fee is 1.50 euros.
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  • After a journey through tunnels, because the roads are closed, we arrived at a very beautiful place. It's a little beyond my expectations, but everything's very clean and well arranged.
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  • Absolutely brilliant. For only €1.50 you have lifeguards, changing rooms, showers and toilets and can experience the force of the Atlantic safely. Totally exhilarating. Excellent roads to travel there too, through lots of tunnels so no driving off the side of a cliff!!!
  • Great value!! Awesome location only 1.5 euro entry with good changing and toilet facilities. Then swim in the 'bracing fresh' water whilst watching the waves pound the rocks around you. Enjoy.
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