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Rua do Lugar, Porto Moniz, Madeira 9270-156, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited on a cooler day and we were enchanted by the rock formations and the pools . Definitely worth the stop

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LindseyMcD
Reviewed 3 days ago

So nice to swim in the ocean water, if it had been closer to Funchal, were we stayed, I would have gone there everyday.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Curious694734
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great Place. A visit is a must. We visited on Jan 11 and were still able to swim, although water temp was around 18C. But the air was warm, and with sun out, it was a refreshing swim. Follow it up with a meal in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Boris R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited the place on New Year Eve, despite the rainy day - the sights are amazing and the place - enchanting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Swam here in Jan, it was difficult to get submerged but one in it was excellent. Lovely swim and good facilities for £1.50.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These pools created between the rocks are a beautiful attraction, but in winter the temperature is too cold: they are only warmed by the sun, so the temperature is good only during sunny days.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 649christianf
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Funchal a trip round to the West of the island was a Must. Porto Moniz didn’t disappoint. The natural swimming pools with a range of restaurants made this a very pleasant stop for a couple of hours. We visited as part of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Ninks444
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

We staying in the hotel overlooking the pools for 2 nights in late November so we’re fortunate enough to see the pools in use and when empty and the waves were crashing in. Ok so it’s a tad chilly until acclimatised in the water this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank travellingtash
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

The Natural Swimming Pools at Porto Moniz are a wonderful sight to see. Filled by water from the ocean the pools retain the water and it warms in the sun. Crystal clear and great to swim in.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank albeback1
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place however we called here mid November so didn’t access the natural swimming pools but it’s certainly worth coming during the summer months as this place is a little gem.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Craig10413
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January 14, 2019|
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Response from Doreen363 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is it’s how we got there, the bus leaves at 9am and takes about 3 hours to get there and the last bus back to Funchal leaves at 4.45pm. You catch the bus on the main road off the marina
August 30, 2018|
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Response from S577BJluisd | Reviewed this property |
It’s a bit cold around 14 degrees
March 19, 2018|
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Response from Heavenzdesiangel | Reviewed this property |
I think its cold and windy in march, I wouldnt get in but I like my swimming water to be warm!!