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Beautiful little spot

A beautiful spot on the north side on a good day. The surrounding lava rocks make a dramatic... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Santa Rosa, California
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Amazing spot.

Best natural pools in Acores!! You should follow the path before the litlle parking lot. One of the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Legnano, Italy
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Faja do Ouvidor, Velas, Sao Jorge, Portugal
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

A beautiful spot on the north side on a good day. The surrounding lava rocks make a dramatic background and the town is very quaint.

Thank revett2016
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Best natural pools in Acores!! You should follow the path before the litlle parking lot. One of the best swimming in my holiday.

Thank LukeBoi
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Great for swimming and snorkelling. Amazing range of fish in these beautiful pools. Very clean water and safe swimming.

1  Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

A must see in Sao Jorge, the pool is beautiful and a short walk from the village. As you enter the village, before turning right and down into the small harbour (with the other easily accessible natural pool directly by the car park) there is...More

2  Thank Mubbsy
Reviewed 19 July 2017

most beautiful natural pool! you have to walk quiete a bit down but will get rewarded immensely! dont mix it up with the rather dirty pool further down which has super easy accsess.

1  Thank suicideangel3000
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We found this today, at the entry you can go forward for a unique one .. but the best is if you go left .. then a very interesting path of hundreds of meters, the view is getting better and better. Go all the way...More

1  Thank MdoGolfao
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Probably the best way to reach any Faja, including Ouvidor, is walking using one of the hiking trails, by car must confess it's an adventure, good for adrenaline junkies. Ouvidor Faja hosts must probably one of the most atractive natural swimming pool in Azores including...More

Thank José F
Reviewed 10 September 2016

These pools abound around the shores of the Azores and are well maintained as popular public facilities. The rocks are sharp but little paths are made between them leading to access steps and sunbathing areas. All have very clean showers and loos and this one...More

2  Thank elaineinsomerset
Reviewed 3 September 2016

There aren't many places or beaches from which to swim in the Azores. They seem to make the best of it by creating little concreted areas with access to natural rock pools on the along the coast. This is one such example and nice enough...More

Thank DickBurton
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The natural pools in Velas are a little kinder on your feet as there is a small concrete area on the land side of the pools which can be used to access the water (the ones in Sao Miguel had to be accessed across the...More

Thank mikeedeedee
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