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Rua do Lugar, Porto Moniz, Madeira 9270-156, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful natural pool for an authentic experience close to the sea. However, there is more than one pool in Porto Moniz, but this one is more family-friendly and maintained.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank aftonn11
Reviewed 6 days ago

Seawater pools are worth visiting, which is definitely worth a visit and visit, open from 09:00 to 17:00 ticket price 1.50, sun chairs, and shadows. The only warning is that if the weather is windy then the swimming pools are closed. So these swimming pools...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank L0tta1979
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Off season (Easter) the water here is cool but fine once you get used to it. It wasn't too busy with plenty of changing facilities and lockers. I can imagine during the summer this place has got to be absolutely crazy. A few fish swim...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tony R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Both the natural pools and the lido are gorgeous and easy. Lots of parking, nice cafés and shops. Showers too... Great for all ages. Aquarium also in the town if the water feels too cold....

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank BeatriceH561
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is definitely worth visiting the natural pools. In March it's way too cold for a swim (even tough we saw 2-3 people swimming) but it's impressive to see how the water massively smashes onto the stone and into the pool, especially on windy days.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Globetraveller13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sea is quite lively in this resort, but the rock pools offer easy snorkling. Great to drift over the sealife.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Charles B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the agents who were with me had a swim in the pools, however I've decided not to as it was a little bit chilly and windy. The pools are kept very neat and the views from the pools are amazing.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank k7vidya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing inter connected rock pools with tremendous views of open Atlantic. Outside had a hell of a swell viewed from the pool wall. Thoroughly recommend swimming here

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank E1209AWjohn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good pool in the lava rocks of Porto Moniz. In march often 18 degrees water temperature. Sometimes closed because of too high waves.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 573platon
Reviewed March 14, 2019

bath in pools formed by lava and "tidied up" by humans, with sunbathing places etc. man-made barriers have created calm pools to bath in, separated but still with a connection to the rough waves of the Atlantic. very dramatic when the waves wash over the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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!!