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We took a taxi from Funchal with 6 people, which was really affordable. Entrance fee and chairs was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kristofer P
via mobile
Good fun and great value

Great place to visit with the family. A little busy at times but this is hardly surprising, as... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
West Midlands, UK
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“natural pool”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a taxi from Funchal with 6 people, which was really affordable. Entrance fee and chairs was spot on - even though the place is a bit worn, the pools are super nice and authentic. We had a super nice day, and even had...More

Thank Kristofer P
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Great place to visit with the family. A little busy at times but this is hardly surprising, as there are not many places one can swim in lava pools that are filled by the tide, leaving a variety of fish to swim with. Snorkel masks...More

Thank vjj78
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This small sea water lido has re-opened following weather damage which has removed one of the bathing platforms. It nevertheless retains all the charm which this location has to offer. At €2 each entrance, it is amazing value and you can leave and re-enter anytime....More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed June 28, 2018

walked from Lido to visit this facility to find that it was not open and from the picture taken from above not ready to be opened! long way to walk to find you can not use it!

1  Thank colinr1845
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Great venue very close to the sea. Fresh fish which is delicious Good service. You need to be fit as its down a very steep hill but worth the trip

Thank cassie02
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Found these sea pools on our walk along the seafront pedestrian way. What great fun with great waves at high tide. The life guards were patient & considerate to those who didn't appreciate the force of the ocean. Even if you don't swim, you could...More

Thank cathcos
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Eventhough our hotel has a rooftop infinity pool, something draws us back here every time we visit the island. The view along the rocks is amazing. Beds and access for two is very affordable at 8 euro. They have a nice bar too, all in...More

Thank Sebas A
Reviewed September 5, 2017

My 10 yo son and I absolutely loved this place! Our hotel was 2 mins walk away so we would come every evening after our tours and would just relax and unwind or just join the locals and jump off the stairs in to the...More

Thank Jeza_jo
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

We can see these not quite natural pools from our hotel and when we pop to the supermarket, catch a bus or visit Forum Madeira. They looked very inviting. So, having talked about it for a week, we finally took the plunge... The entry cost...More

1  Thank Kieran S
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We passed this place on a walk from Camara Do Lobos to Praia Formosa and decided to go back (using the Yellow Bus!) for a day of kicking back and maybe a swim. It's set in an area of natural rock pools and looks great....More

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March 11, 2018|
Response from cathcos | Reviewed this property |
Yes amazing