Porto Moniz is an enthralling little city surrounded by mountains and the Atlantic Ocean positioned within the northwest aspect of Madeira. It’s a place well-known for its magnificent pure swimming pools fashioned by volcanic rocks.
For us, visiting Porto Moniz was one of many highlights in Madeira!
For the reason that building of a freeway that connects Porto Moniz to São Vicente, town is simply 45 minutes from the airport and Funchal.
In your approach there be sure that to cease on the Santinha viewpoint overlooking town on the highway to Porto Moniz. The view from there’s completely gorgeous. (google map location: right here)
The pure swimming pools at Porto Moniz
The pure swimming swimming pools refill based on the tide, when the waves submerge the rocks.
Over time, these swimming swimming pools have change into a veritable well-appointed, maintained and supervised seaside resort, in a setting of nice magnificence!
The swimming pools are open all yr spherical.
– Winter from 9 a.m. to five p.m.
– In summer time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
– Youngsters as much as 3 years previous: free
– From 4 years previous: 1.50 euros
On the aspect of the Cachalote restaurant, going in the direction of the fort, you can too swim without spending a dime however in wilder space. Relying on the tide, it’s positive to swim there too.
Fort João Baptista
Alongside the bay there’s a fairly promenade that results in Fort Fort João Baptista inbuilt 1730.
It served as a protection in opposition to pirate assaults. The fort was purchased by town in 1998 and it was rebuilt identically. Just a little additional you will see a small port.
At this time the fort homes the aquarium.
The Aquarium of Porto Moniz
The Aquarium opened in 2005 to protect the marine biodiversity of the Madeira Archipelago. It consists of 12 thematic swimming pools the place greater than 90 species reside. The go to is fast but it surely means that you can uncover the assorted species that inhabit the waters of the Madeira archipelago.
Open each day from 10 a.m. to six p.m.
Regular worth: 7 euros
From 5 to 14 years previous and from 65 years previous: 4 euros
The place to eat?
Being so near the ocean, Porto Moniz is in fact well-known for its seafood. We tried Sea View restaurant (right here). The meals was nice. If you happen to like fish, we at all times suggest the Scabbard! A speciality of Madeira. We like it. (You possibly can test the menu right here)
The place to remain?
What else to see close to Porto Moniz?
Do you want bushes and fairy tales? Go to this magical forest the place you’ll typically see a thick mist. This place appears like a fantasy movie set. We additionally encountered fairly massive cows having fun with their time within the forest. Such a surprising place!
Location: right here
MIRADOURO DAS ACHADAS DA CRUZ
Positioned within the northwest of Madeira Island, the Achadas da Cruz viewpoint provides you with a superb view of the Atlantic Ocean and Fajã das Achadas da Cruz. Subsequent to the point of view you will see a cable automobile, opened in 2004, which connects to Fajã das Achadas da Cruz, permitting you to go to farmlands, small cabins and the seaside.
Location: right here
MIRADOURO DO VÉU DA NOIVA
One other well-known viewpoint in Madeira: Miradouro do Véu da Noiva
Véu da Noiva viewpoint is among the most stunning on the island of Madeira. From there, you’ll be able to admire the magnificent waterfall of the identical identify and the north of the island.
Wanting on the top of the waterfall and the heavy head of water flowing down the cliff, you’ll really feel like you’re seeing a bride’s veil (therefore the identify).
The perspective is positioned on the previous ER 101 highway that related Seixal to São Vicente. Till a number of years in the past it was doable to go below the waterfall, however in 2008 there was an enormous landslide which destroyed a part of the highway and the tunnel that handed below the waterfall.
Location: right here
In Conclusion about Porto Moniz
Once you come to go to Madeira and are on the lookout for probably the most charming locations, Porto Moniz stands out as a should. And we shortly understood why: the luxurious pure swimming pools product of rock and lava. This place is unmissable throughout a visit to Madeira.
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