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“Best thing to do when visiting Milagres region”
Review of Piscinas Naturais

Piscinas Naturais
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The visit to the natural pools/coral reefs is definitely the best ecotour in the region. During morning lower sea tide, natural pools, isolated from open ocean, form for a couple of hours.

The place is only accessible by locals' rafts, called "jangadas". These "jangadeiros" can be contacted directly in the shores where the rafts leave (most of the nearby beaches, such as Milagres, Camaragibe, Marceneiro and Toque have rafts), but hotels and inns have good and handy contacts with several of them.

There are a handful of different pool palces, but the most famous ones are located at the Toque beach.

The isolated pools have crystaline water, ~3m of depth in the deepest parts and several fish and coral species. Since the isolation of the pool from open ocean is a crucial part of it, tours happen in the morning only. Try to leave 9:30am at maximum, so you can enjoy at least 2 hours of it.

And definitely take snorkels and goggles if you can - some "jangadeiros" rent it, but not all of them. Also, any form of diving shoes or protective rubber shoes is very helpful when moving around the reefs - urchins (ouriços) are everywhere and can hurt your feet.

Thank Artur L
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying at São Miguel dos Milagres and we were intrigued with the natural pools tour. A guy came and picked us up at our inn, at about 8am; the tide was down, so we walked about 50m towars the coral reef, were his raft were waiting. He tooked us about 100-150m forward, were we could see the natural pools in which the water was trapped in holes in the reef. We went snorkeling in two of theses pools, in which we could see fish and corals. It wasn't filled with fish, true, but is was nice anyways. Worth the visit!

Thank Carol_Fal
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Preserved nature and stunning location. Better to visit these natural pools than those in Maragogi - Maragogi is simply too crowded.

Thank Bruno D
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Going to São Miguel dos Milagres and not visit the natural swimming pools is like going to Paris and skip the Eiffel Tower! Likewise, sometimes it is a little bit crowded but if it isn't the peek season, it worths the visit. Best to go with the 'jangadeiros' since they know the tide.

Thank Fabio S
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

I booked a tour from my hotel and the boat took us to the natural pools. It was an amazing experience to be so close to the nature. The water is really clear and full of sea animals. Make sure you don't step on the corals to preserve the environment.

Thank MarianaMaccariello
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