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Rua Ilha Sabrina, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9555-102, Portugal
+351 296 295 669
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting is absolutely beautiful. It's a bit difficult to find without GPS, but as long as you drive down you'll eventually get there. There is a small parking lot before you drive all the way down the curvy road to the main parking lot....More

2  Thank HCovik
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped off on our way down from Sete Cidades and were so pleased we did. The ocean pool is amazing, like stepping into a jacuzzi. We recommend going when the tide is low as the water does get deep. There are however ropes to...More

Thank Mr-MrsTravellerToad
Reviewed 28 August 2018

It is refreshing to find attractions with free car parking and free entry, especially when lifeguards are on duty! Not surprisingly the pool gets very busy at low tide when the water is the warmest but is still enjoyable and ropes are attached across the...More

Thank Kite39
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The rawness of this nature out to the amazing Atlantic is what makes this a fantastic place, and a bit of a hassle. The natural pool is amazing with the clear water and controlled waves. But it is also a little tricky and sometimes even...More

Thank gibsonwushu
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This was the first time I had ever visited Ponta da Ferraria. The water was amazing- a hot spring in the ocean!

Thank Vacationlover2398
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We were able to swim in this small grotto and feeling th Herat from the thermal water mixing with the ocean. Beautiful experience.

Thank Lucia D
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing tidal pool where hot water meets cold sea water. Well worth a visit, we went twice, finding it less busy early morning but be warned the life guards won’t be there. There are ropes across the pool that you can hang on to as...More

Thank Jon G
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This was a great place to experience. Not too busy but do check the tide times. The closer you can get to low tide the warmer the pool. There are changing rooms, showers, refreshments, big car park, and easy to walk down to.

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The place is incredible. The mixture of cool ocean water meeting the volcanic heat is something everyone should experience. I fell in love with this place. Highly recommend it to everyone. Be prepared to find a lot of people there. And I mean A LOT...More

1  Thank aistoskinas
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This dip in a thermal inlet was one of the most memorable experiences of the trip! You will need sandals or water shoes to walk over the volcanic rocks to get to the ladder... once you climb down the later, you will fully expect the...More

3  Thank BrookandTom
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24 June 2017|
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Response from Tyler M |
I had the same question! There is a great (and free) app that anyone coming to the Azores should download on their phone. It's called "Spot Azores" and it has a live webcam feed for many of the major attractions on the... More
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Response from JoaoCDuarte | Reviewed this property |
Greetings I advice you to rent the car quickly, previously before travel to avoid high costs ( for a week the médium price its about 160 eur total ) Go rentalcars site choose Portugal Ponta Delgada, or visit directly ilha... More
14 January 2015|
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Response from NomadicTraveller7 | Reviewed this property |
I tried to answer this some weeks ago but my login was rejected. As people have said, the only way really is to go with a hire car or driver. To be quite honest I am not even sure whether it is worth it. There were a... More