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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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“sea water” (31 reviews)
“waves crashing” (22 reviews)
“big waves” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rua do Lugar, Porto Moniz, Madeira 9270-156, Portugal
+351 291 850 190
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Natural swimming pools with waves breaking over the outer walls at times. Lovely to be able to swim safely in the sea. There are plenty of changing rooms but the cloakrooms for leaving your clothes are not always manned. The pools close if the weather...More

Thank Maureen1937
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place feels a bit like a tourist trap. Not the real Madeira. The rock pools and the waves breaking behind are spectacular but the town of Porto Moniz is soulless, totally geared to the day trippers. Luckily we didn't pay for car parking (nobody...More

1  Thank pablo44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to experience nature and the beautiful warm water of the Atlantic Ocean... these pools are worth a visit. Its a magical place for fun, sun bathing and swimming. All ages can enjoy this place. Its sometimes closed during the Winter but the...More

Thank margied65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an interesting natural formation created when hot lava met the cold ocean and it is turned into a public swimming pool with amenities (showers, changing rooms, etc) therefore you have to pay 1.50 € to use it. If it is windy or the...More

Thank Nik R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I there during march of last year, and can say that it was worth it. We got a drive for the day and went here although we couldn't get in the water then. The pools were underwater and the tides too rough,...More

1  Thank Heavenzdesiangel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Porto Moniz on an incredibly windy day so the waves were crashing into the pools, which made the visit even more interesting. The pools were caused by volcanic lava hardening when it met the ocean and the result is fascinating. Well worth...More

Thank Brent J
Reviewed 14 January 2018

It is a nice place to enjoy Atlantic water but it is also a bit risky due to waves in high tide . Though authority has warning flags .

Thank 2good4ever
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Beautiful natural pools. We were there at Christmas, so it was quiet yet still warm. Husband and son were doing a dive training while some tourists were swimming

Thank Andy s
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

It was totally empty.... no people... huge waves... spectacular view ... Way too wavy to go swimming... but worth a look!!! ;-)

Thank Je S
Reviewed 6 January 2018

These natural sea pools allow you to swim in the sea - no mean feat on Madeira. For the princely sum of one and a half euro's, you can walk around the pools, swim in the pools, and make use of the changing facilities, showers...More

1  Thank Nicola-Jane-Brown
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TheyvTheivanai D
5 December 2017|
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Response from bluesbuddah | Reviewed this property |
This is a place that has to be used with care and constant supervision where children are concerned. There didnt seem to be much that was natural to me. More man made facilities than anything else. As stated approach bathing... More
25 September 2017|
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Response from Happysnapper50 | Reviewed this property |
It was really cold so I would think not.
18 August 2017|
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Response from diana s | Reviewed this property |
defenatly august would be the warmest month but June July and September are quite good too