Porto Moniz is famed for the natural salt water pools that have been carved out from the black basalt rocks. These pools have been enhanced to become the town’s main attraction and are a wonderful place to relax and unwind.

The natural swimming pools at Porto Moniz are formed by volcanic lava, naturally filled with crystal-clear sea water making them the highlight of the village of Porto Moniz.

The natural salt water swimming pools are made up of volcanic rock, into which the sea flows naturally.
This space, with a surface area of 3800 m², has also a children’s swimming pool, a children’s play area and disabled access.

During the summer the waters are comfortingly warm with little fish swimming around the bottom. There are two sets of pools, the ones directly behind the Iheu de Mole which are deeper and natural while the set behind the Resturant Oraca have been developed to resemble more of a swimming pool based in a stunning location.

These natural lava pools are a great place to enjoy safe and convenient swimming – due to the safeguards and numerous facilities.

In addition, the beach has a car park, changing rooms and bathrooms with lockers for storing personal items, a snack bar open during the summer months, first aid, sun loungers and sunshades for hire.