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Safer swimming.

Places like this Natural Pool are a real attraction typically Azorean. Natural pool located between... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
New Jersey
via mobile
nice cooling down!

Had a great swim and coolingdown this place must do if you on the road around the island! chill... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Sander G
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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“ponta delgada”(2 reviews)
Rua dos Moinhos, Mosteiros, Sao Miguel 9555-159, Portugal
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Places like this Natural Pool are a real attraction typically Azorean. Natural pool located between the rocks and somewhat adapted for public use is a safer family place for swimming and water fun.

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Had a great swim and coolingdown this place must do if you on the road around the island! chill! mostly local people there so good vibes

Thank Sander G
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The "natural pools" in the village of Mosterios are a fabulous experience. Worth the trip when you are in the north west. Well signposted, good free parking even in high season. As these are rock pools, I recommend sandals to walk across lava rock. No...More

Thank JeDi666
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The beach/pool is very popular with locals. There is a natural enclosed area or "pool" as they call it, with ladder for an easy descend. There is a cafe with great view nearby, picnic tables + lots of parking right across the street.

Thank GlobetrottingMari
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We used our webcam app to check the weather before driving out. We put towels over the windows of our car and changed in the car (lots of others doing the same). Park at the viewpoint and walk down. Water cool but refreshing. Neat experience!

Thank Jess_8032
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The day we were here the sea was pretty rough and so the pools were more or less covered. The waves were also very rough and you would not think of getting into the sea. A volcanic beach wit great views.

Thank traveller_prk
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

It was too windy for us to swim there. Temperature of the water is the best about 10 am. If it is too windy, sea water mix the water and water cool down. There were also a lot of trash in the pool. Water was...More

Thank ReimaT4
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dip at the beach here. It’s located just past the lighthouse coming from Ponta DelGada—not a lot of signage. Drive down as far as you can go to a parking lot and then walk over some lava rocks (you will need...More

1  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Just a couple of Km from the village, this is a treasure. Somehow the lava going down to the ocean left a “pothole” that can be filled by the rising tide but also has an outlet on one side that keeps the waters in the...More

3  Thank occdocbill
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Water pools best at high tide. Definitely need water shoes and be fairly nimble to get to pools. Still enjoyable but not a place for families with younger children. Water Closet on site.

Thank DickandPaulineP
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