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Such an easy access to a quiet & beautiful spot. Lovely remnant of a quarry that is now an oasis... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Santa Rosa, California
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after six yrs we returned to find an enhanced environment with leisure ammenities, good signage... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Such an easy access to a quiet & beautiful spot. Lovely remnant of a quarry that is now an oasis for frogs with a nice picnic bench overlooking a pond.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank revett2016
Reviewed 22 November 2017

after six yrs we returned to find an enhanced environment with leisure ammenities, good signage, and better conditions for sightseeing and photography

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank drchrysc
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Sant Maria isn't the easiest island to navigate when you are looking for a particular site, but this was pretty cool especially since there was no one else around. You don't have to do a lengthy hike to reach it either which was a nice...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Cdn_Wanderlustige
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We found this to be more interesting then Ribeira do Maloas even though it is not natural. There is a explanation to what it is which we found interesting. Lots of frogs which sounds pretty cool. There is a picnic table there but it doesn't...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank ERDFirefighter
Reviewed 15 June 2017

As with a few other descriptions of places on the island there appears to be some exaggeration with this one as well. It's a pond in a disused small quarry!. Now that should not deflect you from visitng as it's a lovely place with a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank mike u
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great little island the Poco which means Pond at one time was free of water and as kids we played in the dry pond and that area which provided Red rock to built the foundations for our homes also provided red clay.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Joe S
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This site is an excellent place for nature lovers and people looking for a good photo opportunity. The site is about 1 minute from the road so it doesn't require a lot of walking to get there. You must visit this place if you are...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank luke g
Reviewed 20 June 2016

An old quarry close to the road that has filled with water and been made into a small park.There is also a small hike up a hill here to the top of the quarry.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank scitchie
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

It´s peaceful and quiet. You can also take a nap on the grass and relax. Nearby there is a geodesic that you can climb and appreciate the panoramic view of this side of the Island. Enjoy it.

Date of experience: June 2015
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