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Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools

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"Considered the ex-libris of the municipality, the Porto Moniz Natural Pools are one of the main attractions on the north coast of the island of Madeira. This point of interest attracts a growing number of visitors due to the peculiarity of its beauty and the comfort offered by its infrastructure. Of volcanic origin — formed over millennia through the cooling of lava —, the natural physiognomy of these pools allows the constant entry of the sea. The water therefore has a quality level considered excellent, given its incessant renewal. The solarium area is around 3210 m² and the swimming area is 3800 m², approximately two meters deep, making the Porto Moniz Natural Pools the ideal place to welcome the whole family. They have a children's pool, playground, changing rooms, bar, first aid station, car park and access for people with disabilities. It is possible to rent sun loungers and parasols to comfortably enjoy the tranquility offered by this special beach complex. Furthermore, the surrounding landscape, with a panoramic perspective of the sea coast and its rocks, leaves no one indifferent."
"It was 3€ to get in the pools for a day( bring lunch or eat it before as you won't be able to come back in again if you leave). TIP: the old swimming pools are on the right side which are free to go to, and I kind of liked them more even though it's not as comfortable to lay in. (Picture 2) Also the area doesn't have good veggie options for lunch so bring lunch with yourself if you're veggie/vegan. I have to confess we did the biggest tourist mistake here - we took a taxi there. When we checked online it seemed like the best option as it said it would be €30-€40. When we actually ended up paying €120 return.... I know it was dumb but you're not gonna make that mistake! I found this tour you can take much more inexpensive: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/AttractionProductReview-g189166-d18909932-West_Tour_Madeira_Highly_Recommended_ATTENTION_Minimum_2_People_for_this_Tour-Made.html We didn't do this at the time as it envolves spending time in other places and only 1 hour at Porto Moniz, where I actually wanted to go to. But it would've probably been more worth it tbh. "
"Great if you want to take a swim or have lunch"

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