We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Rua do Lugar, Porto Moniz, Madeira 9270-156, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 291 850 190
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 196.14*
and up
South West and North West Island Day Tour from Funchal
More Info
USD 196.14*
and up
Private Southwest Coastal Day Tour from Funchal
More Info
USD 49.03*
and up
Northern Wonders Jeep Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,452 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 307
  • 137
    Very good
  • 27
  • 3
  • 1
A Must-See on Madeira

Our Madeira trip had three highlights: the Levada walk, the wicker toboggan sled ride in Funchal and these natural pools in Porto Muniz. We're from California, which also has a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Susanne T
Hamburg, Germany
Add Photo Write a Review

1,452 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 475: English reviews
Hamburg, Germany
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our Madeira trip had three highlights: the Levada walk, the wicker toboggan sled ride in Funchal and these natural pools in Porto Muniz. We're from California, which also has a beautiful coast, but we have never seen or experienced anything like this before. My teenage son loved it, too. Well worth the trip to the other side of the island... More 

Thank Susanne T
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a lovely afternoon at the Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools. There is a minimal entry fee (1.5 Euro for adults and 1 Euro for kids). They only take cash, but there is a bank machine located at the top of the stairs and to the right (from the ticket window). The water was cold, but that was to... More 

Thank MomOnTheGo2014
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
106 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place for rest. Temperature of water in April is 18 degree, but many people including children swim in the pools. We were surprised. Open ours are from 10 a.m.till 5 p.m for 1,5 euro per adult and 0,5 euro for local people. After 5 p.m. entering is free. For Aqua Natura Hotel's guests there are free tickets.

Thank Bumali_Bumali
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We needed this relaxation so much after 16kms hike. The temperature was a tad bit cold but it was refreshing after you get used to the temperature of the water. Our achy body was so relaxed after soaking into the sea water.

Thank Smriti S
Level Contributor
47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a real find. We went for a day and the kids loved swimming in the safe environment offered by this facility including fish and crabs! We knew that no food was served so we got some supplies at the local supermarket and had a small picnic. Really nice.

Thank knergaar
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the natural swimming pools in a breathtaking views.The water is clean, clear n serene and not too cold for this time of the year. You can actually take a dip and enjoy few strokes.The place is simply stunning. I wish we were there for longer time. Highly recommended to visit and plan to spend full day!

Thank Bhavani B
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 when you get in. The showers were cold though, so don't expect a warm shower to warm up. The views are lovely... More 

Thank Fair_Metcalfe
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
179 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the pools on a glorious day in March. The pools looked great and, had it been a little warmer, I'd have been in. One brave German man did take a dip and encouraged his daughter in. The calm clear water was attractive and the fish in the pools reminded you they are refreshed with each tide. Nearby is... More 

Thank MilkoHastings_UK
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful natural volcanic pools next to the Atlantic Ocean. The area around is beautiful arranged and organized for a relaxed couple of hours. The water is cold for an average swimmer (16 degrees Celsius March 2017) but we were many in there taking a refresh swim. If you are not for the swim then there are other options in... More 

Thank Anastasia I
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on a tour of the of the island. Although it was not warm enough to go swimming (we were there in March) I could not get over the beauty of this natural set of pools.I checked the prices for entry and found it was only 1 euro to enter, that seemed like a bargain. Madeira is such... More 

Thank Kathie M

Travellers who viewed Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools also viewed

Camara De Lobos, Madeira

Been to Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?