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Pego Do Inferno, Tavira
(1.4/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Stop by the site of a spooky local legend at Pego Do Inferno, part of a series of nearby waterfalls and pools. Some say a carriage once fell into the pool and was never recovered, thereby creating a portal to the underworld beneath the water. See the waterfall and its lake for yourself, and wander the rugged landscape around the cascade to view the variety of plants that characterize the Algarve's inland portion. Stop by the viewing platforms, or hop in the water for a quick dip. While you'll find parking near the site, you'll still have a short walk to the start of the wooden boardwalk and then down a series of stairs. To visit Pego Do Inferno and other attractions in Tavira, use our Tavira itinerary builder.
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  • This is a little corner to the middle of nowhere... If you like comfortable living, sanitized places, Pego do inferno is not made for you! Indeed, it must already spend some time by car and then on foot to find the place... Got there you will not ask your towel on the sand or grass but on pebbles, turquoise blue water, but no rather a slightly greenish water due to the fact that the waterfall is unfortunately dried up... Insofar as it is a place where I return whenever I pass in the Algarve! For me there is an indefinable charm... We breathe, it is far from the bustle of tourists, we savor quiet moments, swimming with the fishes and even if you're lucky you'll see turtles... For the more adventurous, you can jump to the top of the rocks, for the more adventurous, you can take your barbecue to grill shrimp or a picnic! I only recommend this place to people accustomed to travel, to adventure, to the trecking, who are not looking for luxury and are not afraid to swim in waters where wandering animals... For me this place is a small paradise, especially in the morning, but I understand that some people might not like it...
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  • Perfect example of how human activity like diverting water can totally destroy a once beautiful place. Not only there is no water, but there's litter all over, stinking terribly. Can't get what for ke...  more »
  • This was a beautiful place three years ago, but suddenly the river stopped running! This was always a possibility in the summer but not in March after a lot of rain. The water has been diverted somewh...  more »
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  • We were just there on the 25th July 2016 and this is whats left of the area. We didn't go through the bridge as we spoke with locals and because the small river which used to flow into the bottom id the waterfall is dry, so we were able to drive through dirt pathways and park very close and walk for 5mins. We were warned by locals of the state it was in before we went there as the waterfall has been dried because it hasn't rained enough and the area is too dry but we decided to go anyways as we wanted to see for ourselves. The area was burnt from the fire and unfortunately it is in a bad state. The water level is really low to what it used to be and the water that is there is not recommended for swimming. It seemed like an amazing place if it was looked after and funded by the local council, however they have seemed to have lost interest. If you like exploring then by all means go there, however the pictures i have uploaded is what you will find.
  • September 2016. Disappointment that's the word to describe. Don't wast your time.
  • Nice, but hardly to find and in times of sunshine there is not always water conning from the fall.
  • Dried up hell hole... As of July 2015 pathways all eroded, fire damage everywhere very unsafe. No river at all, pond very low and filthy. The whole area dirty and litter ridden. STAY AWAY DANGEROUS!
  • We came to it with te idea to experience a wonderful place (at least what we've seen on the internet). We came there, but the fence to the place was closed. We drove around to look for another way to the waterfall. But then a great dissapointment was waiting for us! The waterfall was withered, there has been a forest fire and farmers tap the water because of the orange tree plantations. What was left behind was a small puddle of water that couldn't filled up with water. We heard this from a man who was here four years ago. He said this was a magnificent place, and now he wanted to show his family. So the conclusion is: DON'T GO! The way to it is closed and you can come only to it trough small paths. A pitty, and a beatiful place is gone because of the bad protection and because of the dry weather...