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Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools

Rua do Lugar, Porto Moniz, Madeira 9270-156, Portugal
+351 291 850 190
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rua do Lugar, Porto Moniz, Madeira 9270-156, Portugal
+351 291 850 190
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I stayed at the pools in Porto Moniz for 1-2 hours it was part of the west island tour. It was a cloudy day, but still an amazing place to have a dip. In the sunshine i would imagine this place to be very crowded.

Thank paulontravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice experience swimming directly on the sea. Very Nice restaurante also with amazing view. Recommend the prego no bolo do caco

Thank Nelo R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I Really recommend a visit as we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We had the chance to swim in the volcanic pools we were totally safe but there are no lifeguards so you do have to watch little ones.

Thank blosssomhill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Porto Moniz is a place you must visit when you are on Madeira. You can see volcano rocks, a wonderful creation of mother nature. Besides you can swim in natural swimming pools and watch the wild sea and coastline for hours. I really enjoyed my...More

Thank Henk Jan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this natural pool in April 2017, the water temperature was +18C and it was refreshing. We got lucky as the strong waves were crushing to the pool, one of the greatest swimming experiences ever! Entrance price was surprisingly low. Changing rooms and WC are...More

3  Thank Leviren
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Watch out for waves that come over the top as large swell. If fine weather great, if rough, well, adventurous! There are also free pools nearby but less well kept.

Thank RetiredWanderer65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

although one of the lava pools was closed when i visited porto moniz it's not every day you get to experience swimming,paddling or just sitting on the rocks and seeing the waves crashing about you and still feeling safe,a thoroughly enjoyable experience that i won't...More

Thank alittletoolate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Idea is great and the place itself beautiful, but would need an little work on the cleaning and functionality.

Thank Neea N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The surf crashes over the rim of the swimming pool to form a cross between a swimming pool and a small cove. The surrounding cliffs and crashing ocean waves made this a highlight of the trip. Rent a car for traveling in Madeira Island. Traffic...More

Thank DrewfromSC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little too cool to actually swim in April, but I would love to come back here during summer! Enjoy a cocktail and the beautiful natural pools. Life doesn't get much better...

Thank glynisc365
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Are the Lava pools warm? We are due to visit Madeira in March.
January 22, 2016|
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Response from ladyscouse58 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly not when we went in October as they were filled with the cold pounding waves of the Atlantic. Definitely worth a visit though and if they are warm enough not to freeze your feet off - go for a plunge - so you can say... More