Porto Moniz - Natural Swimming Pools


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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: madeira, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Adventurous villages and spectacular views make Madeira perfect for those who wish to spend their holidays off the beaten path. This is the perfect tour.


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

What's Not Included

Lunch


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 11
  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Camara De Lobos
Located 5 km from the city of Funchal, our first stop is the picturesque and famous fishing village of Câmara de Lobos; a favorite painting spot by Winston Churchill!

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cabo Girao
Then we travel to the magnificent Cabo Girão lookout, which is 580m high and has a glass balcony, famous for being the highest in Europe and the second highest cliff in the world.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ribeira Brava
Traveling along the coast of the island we quickly reach the village of Ribeira Brava, where we can visit a church dating from the 15th century.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Caminho Real da Encumeada PR12
Then, we head to the Encumeada viewpoint, 1007m high, to enjoy beautiful views overlooking the north and south coast of the island and also to the valleys of Ribeira Brava and São Vicente.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Levada do Paul da Serra
At an altitude between 1300-1500 meters we find the tourist attraction of Paúl de Serra and is the beginning of several walks along the levadas that connect to different points of the island through the Laurissilva forest such as Rabaçal, Risco and the 25 fountains.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Porto Moniz
Stop for lunch and extra time in the coastal town of Porto Moniz - home to the largest volcanic natural pools in Madeira. On our descent towards the city we can enjoy fantastic views, especially from the volcanic pools in their entirety. In good weather it is possible to take a dip, so come prepared.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Seixal
Then we make a brief stop overlooking the black sand beach and natural pools of the village of Seixal Along the way, we are pleased to pass by several waterfalls, namely the famous and stunning waterfall of Véu da Noiva. Looking at the water coming down from the mountain, you can see how the face of the rock has been delicately sculpted by the wind and rain for millions of years to form what can only be described as the perfect art form.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sao Vicente
Next, we visit the picturesque neighboring village of São Vicente, where you can visit a beautiful 17th century church before returning to Funchal.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

West/Porto Moniz
EvaT_N, 03-08-2022
Porto Moniz is pretty! Stunning vistas along the whole trip. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Definitely worthwhile.
A lot of experiences
777s_rav, 29-07-2022
A lot of beautiful views and interesting information. Enought time for everything. The highest cliff was great experience, also swimming pools in beautiful environment.
Porto moniz, we loved it...
Ellen_M, 16-07-2022
Very nice guide, we had a tour over the island. And we were at the porto moniz swimmingpool. It,s an experience. We loved it...
Great swimming and fantastic views
Catherine_H, 22-09-2022
Although the trips run under different names, all excursions to the western parts of Madeira seem to follow the same route, which ends in Porto Moniz, where 2 hours are available for swimming in the pools. One has to reckon with a 15 minute queue to purchase a (3 Euro) ticket at the entrance. The experience was magnificent, though, with ocean waves swapping over the walls of the pools.
Customers are distributed to all available tours. I was collected by a large 50+ passenger bus boarded by several groups (45 minutes wasted on hotel collection time) but then put on a much smaller bus (10-12 people) at the first stop Camara de Lobos. The smaller bus was preferable and the tour guide (Toni) was excellent. We went on to Ribeira Brava, then crossed mountains and went through tunnels towards Sao Vicente and on to Porto Moniz, returning on another mountain route through Encumeada. It was a great nature experience with extraordinarily beautiful views.
Whistle stop tour and swimming
Churchfarm0603, 10-04-2022
This is a good tour for anyone without a car wishing to see a bit more of the island. We visited lots of pretty villages and saw view points. The stops are very brief, time for a quick walk and a few pictures and then back in the bus.
The stop at Porto Moniz allowed time to swim in the fabulous pools and get a snack lunch. We loved the swimming pools, which were clean and well organised.
Our driver was excellent at getting everyone on the bus promptly, sometimes being a little curt, but this is a good as all the stops were made accurately. Our driver had lots of knowledge and gave us plenty of information as we travelled.




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