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These natural pools between lava outcroppings against crashing waves was breathtaking! Wish we... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
Santa Rosa, California
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What a beautiful spot !

A beautiful place for a visit or a swim, with natural pools enhanced by unobtrusive terracing and... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
David B
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Biscoitos, Terceira, Portugal
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

These natural pools between lava outcroppings against crashing waves was breathtaking! Wish we brought our swimsuits as it looked truly amazing to be swimming in these pools. The water looked clean, refreshing and safe.

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Reviewed October 3, 2018

A beautiful place for a visit or a swim, with natural pools enhanced by unobtrusive terracing and access. Black rocks and blue sea make an enchanting combination, with white spray adding to the drama. Our visit was brief, but you could spend a whole day...More

Thank David B
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

A very very very windy place to be, yet a nice landscape to appreciate and the smell of ocean. Bring your swimsuit and attempt the natural ponds and its strong waves ! There are a few stands for food, and a restroom to get changed.

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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Even if you are not in a swimming mood, the close encounter of tranquillity and the brutal forces of nature are an invitation to spend some time over here.

Thank PeterD218
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Wow. If you want to see the full power of the ocean, this is the place to come. Waves crashing up among rocks with splashes over 50 feet high! Awesome show of force by Mother Nature. Great spot for a picnic, not so much for...More

Thank nicomaus
Reviewed April 17, 2018

If I am correct - these are the natural pools. They were too dangerous to swim when we were there but they are beautiful to see. The waves crash at the rocks and spill over into pools where you can swim and enjoy a hot...More

Thank Theresa M
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We visited here as part of a tour. It was good to see where the volcanic lava met the sea and the natural lava pools. We enjoyed watching the waves crashing into the rocks. There is quite a big car & bus park, also there...More

Thank SAB5859
Reviewed February 27, 2018

Unfortunately it was not warm enough to swim while we were there (except for a few that did not stay in very long). But the views of the blue water crashing on the black rocks were amazing. The little tide pools were very nice to...More

Thank waterlover19
Reviewed January 11, 2018

Nature has done great work in creating this bizzare place. The natural swimming pools are made up of volcanic rocks, formed aeons ago, when molten lava "froze" in cold water of the Ocean. Now the surroundings rocks have been converted into pleasant place to swim...More

Thank luiza c
Reviewed January 7, 2018

This was absoltuely gorgeous. I have to say that our private tour guide, Gui Bruges, took us to the most amazing locations around the island. Its hard to choose which one was the most spectacular because they all were stunning. Gui really gave us a...More

Thank beth190
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