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Praia dos Biscoitos

Canada do Mar, Praia da Vitoria, Terceira 9760-051, Portugal
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Canada do Mar, Praia da Vitoria, Terceira 9760-051, Portugal
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"swimming hole"
in 4 reviews
"waves crashing"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 3 reviews
"snack bar"
in 2 reviews
"sea water"
in 2 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 2 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 2 reviews
"pools"
in 22 reviews
"lava"
in 11 reviews
"wc"
in 2 reviews
"ladder"
in 3 reviews
"swimmers"
in 2 reviews
"concrete"
in 2 reviews
"island"
in 8 reviews
"coast"
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"spots"
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"paths"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were in Terceira for a family reunion, found this beach and had a great time. The only issue was that the quality of the coffee at the snack bar was not too good, and the danish were stale...

Thank Azorean58
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You're swimming between natural lave rocks that were formed thousands of years ago. The gov't has done a wonderful job at creating safe swimming pools, life guards on duty, washrooms that are cleaned regularly, showers and different food 'trucks' along with a restaurant. A picnic...More

Thank Rose38X
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Swimming between the lava rocks, how weird and special could that be. In this place they make it happen in a safe way. The water was rather cold in the beginning but once started you never want to stop swimming here.

Thank Dimitri381
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The far most beautiful swimming and sunbathibg place on the Azores! Touristic but still very authentic...

Thank Dirk T
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

The beach of "Praia dos Biscoitos" is different from all that you have ever seen before. You can find lots of natural swimming pools with sea water. We went were there in Aprilso the water was still a little cold to swim.

Thank Cristina_Hugo
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The lovely Biscoitos Natural Swimming Pools are located on the northeast coast of the wonderful Terceira Island. We went in April which was too cold for swimming, so we just walked along the paths near the lava rocks and enjoy the views... It is so...More

1  Thank YN2005
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

You can swim in these amazing sea pools, and others just to the east of biscoitos. In fact, the whole island has loads of sea swimming spots, some wilder than others. Just get a map, and choose a place marked with a swimming icon, and...More

Thank Canolista
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

this place is a must see and if it's warm enough to swim it is a once in a lifetime experience so unique and breathtaking

Thank patricia b
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous swimming hole. I did not swim I just enjoyed the view. They had shopping and snacks available also

Thank Cheech2118
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

These natural pools are gorgeous and peaceful and very much a popular attractive for tourists and locals alike. I highly recommend seeing this place if you're going to venture out from Angra.

Thank jamesnorton
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aroache
20 July 2017|
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Response from MassagebyAmy | Reviewed this property |
No. This is the Atlantic Ocean so it's cold.
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poetopoet
30 May 2016|
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Response from CruisersRus | Reviewed this property |
The ocean pools are not used by local people or anyone else for swimming at that time of year because the water is simply too cool. The water temp is approx. only 17 - 20 C depending on location and active currents. Despite... More
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