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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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  • I wasn't impressed by the waterfall. But the hike was really nice although the path wasn't always clear. Saw turtles, a water snake and lots of birds by the river.  more »
  • This is a nice place to watch the swallows and raptors flying overhead. Be careful, though, the walk and stairs are crumbling in areas.  more »
  • I was coming from Mértola and Minas de São Domingos were I've spent the morning and took the national road N265 in direction towards Serpa. Some kilometers after Minas de São Domingos you''ll have a s...  more »

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