Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Porto Moniz

(4.6/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
A tropical paradise created by natural phenomena, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools sit in the nonwestern section of Madeira near the small town of Porto Moniz. These volcanic pools, formed ages ago by lava flow meeting the waters of the Atlantic, attract swimmers from around the world with their natural layout and sweeping views of the ocean. The surrounding rocks reflect in the crystalline pools, creating an impression of an underwater world filled with craggy stone pillars. Try to time your visit for late afternoon or early evening, when the reflections of the setting sun blur the line between sky and water. Add Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools and other attractions to your Porto Moniz trip itinerary using our Porto Moniz vacation planner.
map
Create a full Porto Moniz itinerary

Plan your trip to Porto Moniz

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Porto Moniz by other users

7 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Porto Moniz BY A USER FROM CANADA May, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Porto Santo Island & Madeira BY A USER FROM HUNGARY August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Funchal & Porto Moniz BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Porto Moniz, Calheta & Funchal BY A USER FROM IRELAND August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Porto Moniz BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL March, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM ROMANIA August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM LATVIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Very good pool for swimming and spend a pleasant day. Saws and taken for a walk to pe. In the proximdades good restaurants.
    View original
  • To avoid a little crowd go to the pool who are into the aquarium, they are free and more natural than what we see everywhere in photo. After season ca be impractical! Left as mm with young children there is a small pool on the other hand it's very slippery at the entrance.
    View original
  • It costs €1.50 for adults and lockers were €1, which you don't get back. It's brilliant at high tide as you get the best waves. It's slightly cooler in April, but you should take the plunge, it's OK w...  more »