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Pego Do Inferno, Tavira
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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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  • Bad location indicated with difficult access is rather worse than the pictures. Barely exploited for tourism. Must already have been a place to visit
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  • We were attracted by the photos and comments of some friends who were already but, upon arrival, a neighbor of o area told us that there was a caught fire and was destroyed access and very neglected area, so was... am sorry to see that. So, for the best time not to go.
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  • To meet the conflicting opinions about the existence of the waterfall. The place is kind of hard to find as the current site has not been cleared or renovated since the fire of 2011. On December 3, there had been big storms in the previous days and the water from the waterfall was marronnasse! The site is no longer protected as it should be before, indicators wooden panels are falling apart, protection posts are in Parties pulled out, there's just the metal beams of what remains of the burned bridge and the site is unprotected because the crazy guard no longer exist. But it's a nice ride however in the campaign in the middle of the fields of orange trees that resemble circles of Christmas trees, whose oranges are pure decorations! So, I recommend anyway!
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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...