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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Thank travellingtash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ours was only a flying visit on a West of Madeira coach tour. The scenery is unique and the pools look inviting despite the Atlantic Ocean being just over the wall. The pools are like infinity pools and very calm for those wanting to swim....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank I1383VQalanb
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

It was amazing to swim in these pools, with lava rocks around us and with high waves coming from the sea. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maoman9
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

It's really amazing to swim in these pools, with lava rocks all around you and with high waves coming from the sea. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martin M
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Even in November with poor weather conditions, this is worth visiting and bathing (if you dare). Excellent view of the waves when you are in. Also worth visiting another one to compare at the other side of the Island in Porto Do Cruz

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bemaris
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Swim? Erm not on November ! Some of the pools were closed - probably because the waves breaking over them would sweep a child off the pathway. But some people were braving the more rustic rock pools by the aquarium. Very scenic. Not busy. If...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank philtraveller
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Done a tour from Funchal and called in here and had lunch. One of the most stunning place I’ve seen. The whole island of Madeira is a one of a kind place. We worth the trip there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joentracyg
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We hired a car from Funchal just for this trip. It took us about an hour to get there, with a straight forward and very scenic route. At Porto Moniz, there is plenty of cheap parking and entry to the natural lava pools is only...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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!!
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December 5, 2017|
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Response from Dennis S | 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