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Beautiful! Worth checking out!

It was a bit cold to swim in April, but these tide pools are incredible. This is a popular diving... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
Amanda R
North Miami Beach, Florida
This is a hidden gem

Be sure to follow the brown signs with binoculars to find 4 Ribeiras. It is easy to miss... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Donna A
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| Quatro Ribeiras Bay, Quatro Ribeiras, Terceira, Portugal
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

It was a bit cold to swim in April, but these tide pools are incredible. This is a popular diving spot, where you can find crystal clear tide pools and incredible thriving mini-ecosystems. Worth going to see at least once!

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Be sure to follow the brown signs with binoculars to find 4 Ribeiras. It is easy to miss. Absolutely beautiful area, you need to walk down some stairs, but it is worth with it. All the pools and crossovers are amazing. We haven't been there...More

1  Thank Donna A
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I love the he ocean water, the salty taste it leaves on my lips, the salty smell on my skin. Its natural, its pure. It brings good health, its a great place for swimming.

1  Thank JenniferFreitas
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The small village of Quatro Ribeiras at the Northern Coast of Terceira has what truly can be called a hidden gem. And it is hidden, indeed. There is only a small sign on the country road that points to this “area balnear”, and when you...More

1  Thank Dudo2
Reviewed 6 May 2017

These are some natural pools set in the rocks off the coast of the island. We went on a sunny day in early May, but it's still too cold to swim then. I was assured these are packed in the summertime, and I believe it....More

Thank ccadenelli
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We were there when it was too cold to get in but it was really great place and would be awesome in the summer. I did get some really nice long exposure shots of the waves crashing in.

Thank tdhat
Reviewed 26 October 2016

There are several pools here which are all fed by seawater coming in from the sea. Some are natural while others do have some concrete walls and steps to help anyone considering a dip. Not for me but several people did have a swim while...More

Thank KenPBATH
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The railings are now down put the views are still great. The pools still are clear enough for seeing the small fish. You can get wet if you are not careful.

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is a lovely swimming place, I mean the natural ocean pools (not the man-made pool, where water was a bit dirty), there are several 'semi-private' places for you to sit and take sun and go down to the ocean to swim. During one of...More

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Didn't get to actually go swimming as the weather was to cold, but it looks like it would be a great place to go in the summer. The water is so blue and they have concrete steps that go into the water. These were made...More

Thank Bonnie B
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