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Pulo do Lobo, Mertola

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Pulo do Lobo is a waterfall 17km north of Mértola, in the Lower Alentejo region of Portugal. It is the highest waterfall in Southern Portugal. Its name means "wolf's leap" in English; it was said that only a brave man or a wild animal when chased could leap over the gorge that was created by the waterfall. This waterfall is located at an altitude of between 33 and 35 metres in a very narrow gorge in the River Guadiana.Pulo do Lobo is the most dramatic stretch of the Guadiana, where the "river boils between harsh walls, the rushing of water, hit, flow and wind gnawing a millimeter per century per millennium, a nothing in eternity" wrote as José Saramago, one of Portugal's most famous writers.
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  • A fantastic site well worth visiting. Has a considerably 1metro by a strait going on all over the Guadiana river. It's impressive the power of water in an amazing rock scenery.
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  • A wild area that could be better exploited, bad hits, a lot of garbage in the area and the river water, green ...
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  • Well worth visiting the pulo do Lobo and the whole surrounding area. Great place to spend an afternoon different. Too bad the hits are so bad, maybe in the future this situation change.
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