Ponta da Ferraria

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WanderingOttersons
Denver, CO622 contributions
May 2022
Even if you're not coming here to partake in a little swimming in the thermal areas, this is still well worth coming out. If you're planning to swim, then pay attention to the tide schedule. We were told by a local guide that the best time is an hour before to an hour after low tide. Twice a day for an option. We went in the morning at low tide and it was perfect. The thermal areas were not as warm as we had hoped but still there were some warmer spots as the incoming tides mix with the warm thermal water. Even after getting out of the water, we wandered around the whole area for another hour at least as it's just a spectacular location. No fee to take in the swim in the ocean and there are some basic facilities for free as well. Just drive down and park to hang out for awhile. Amazing place.
Written 12 June 2022
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gat0
Montreal, Canada15,529 contributions
Oct 2021
Use to visit this place so often when growing up as a kid in Ginetes , Left 54 years ago and went back to visit last October . Could not believe the changes they made for this place . You can walk or go by car all the way down . Everything is free including the parking . Well worth a visit for those that are in the area . And please eat at a local restaurant or cafe if you are visiting Ponta Da Ferraria .
Written 1 June 2022
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY768 contributions
May 2022
Great place to see with the natural hot pools due to the underground vents. Quite chilly while we were there so didn't go in. There is also a natural spa there, with reasonable pricing, if you have the time.
Written 25 May 2022
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PeterLjubljana
Ljubljana, Slovenia96 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
What a good place to enjoy in the sea while the hot springs in the water mix with sea. Not to mention a joy when waves causes that swimmers sychronical move here and there.
Written 30 April 2022
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Borislav2010
Varna, Bulgaria58 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Very different and interesting place to visit. We were bathing and also walking around the cliffs, the thermal water merges with the ocean. So amazing, different and unique and everything for free.
Written 25 July 2021
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N D
Gatineau, Canada13 contributions
Aug 2020
I did not bath but the view was amazing. The water seemed nice an de it was booming of people. The drive down the hill was a bit scary but oh so worth it. Will definitely give it a try at my next visit.
Written 15 November 2020
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CSNunes
Porto, Portugal136 contributions
Aug 2020
The view, the nature, the volcanic trail, and the sea and definitely a must see. The Ferrarias natural pool is hard to get in, there are too much people, the sea current is too strong, you should wear water shoes (the rocks inside the water are sharp), always hold to the ropes that are in the water, so you go when the tide is low. So it is just for people that are not nervous or scared and can in the end relax.
We tried to go twice, gave up the first time, because there were too many people, a big crown. And this was in very low (if not empty) tourist season with the COVID-19 pandemic. The second time, it was 9:00 in the morning on a Tuesday, and there were already 10 people there. We went in, the water was not that warm because the sea waves were coming into the pool (although in low tide). Still it is a rare monument of nature, that you should visit.
Written 18 September 2020
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Guga1979
Sao Paulo, SP21 contributions
Sep 2019
Great place to go, you can experience low and high tie with different water temperatures. Take snorkeling gear, you will see a lot of fishes
Written 10 August 2020
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Himesh
32 contributions
Jan 2020
We visited here in late far on, so most people were leaving. The water was still warm and we managed to get a bite to eat at the local restaurant there.
Written 19 May 2020
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Michael R
9 contributions
Feb 2020
I arrived at Ponta da Ferraria at about 3.30pm on a Friday afternoon, and found that the water was cold and the waves were choppy. It's a pretty unique experience to stand in a pool at the bottom of a cliff clutching a rope whilst getting battered by waves, but not exactly the relaxing thermal pools I'd imagined! Probably best checking to see when low tide is (which is when the pools are warmest) and timing your visit accordingly.
Written 3 March 2020
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