The volcanic pools, known as Madeira Natural Pools are the best swimming experiences on the island!
30 - 60 min
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Swimming in Madeira’s natural and coastal pools is an experience like no other. The volcanic pools, known as Madeira Natural Pools are the best swimming experiences on the island. These pools were created by volcanic rocks which have been smoothed to create a safer swimming environment for visitors. From the Porto Moniz Natural Pool (Cachalote / Velhas) with its deep pools and photogenic landscapes, to the Seixal Natural Pools (Poças das Lesmas) located at the foot of the cliffs and its giant arch of volcanic rocks. They are also located directly next to Seixal black sand beach.
Time of day: sunrise for photos (the area gets very busy)
Months to go: year round
Gear to bring: wide angle lens, zoom lens, and drone
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