Find these natural swimming pools on the northwest coast of the island. This area is known for its rough coastline dotted with lava rocks. At high tide the water rises above the rocks filling up the swimming pools. It's a great spot for a dip in summer, but in the winter months the current is too strong for swimming.
These lava pools are a great place for a dip when it’s warm, but even in winter, it’s fun just watching the waves break over the oddly-shaped rock formations. Cement paths weave between the pools if you want to...
0.0 Km to Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
This aquarium may be small, but the rays and sharks never fail to delight and there are plenty of crustaceans and molluscs. There’s one huge tank, where the fish seem to swim over your head, and a couple of...
0.5 Km to Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Get your walking boots on and head out into nature around the Westernmost point of the island. The 'Ponta' makes a great stop-off point on route to other destinations. Go at sunset to get the best views across...
9.0 Km to Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools