Volcanic Swimming Pools of Madeira

Price: $69.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 15 - 20 minute walk from the cruise pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and closed toe shoes.
Restrictions Tour is not wheelchair accessible, nor for strollers or for guests with limited mobility. Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation.

In 1419, Portuguese explorers landed on the volcanic archipelago of Madeira, a series of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. The island is teeming with diverse species of plants and flowers, with many gardens and floral bushes.

The rocky islands are dotted with charming cities and villages, easily identified by their red-tiled roofs. As you walk through the villages, you'll be sure to notice the jagged peaks that line the island's skyline. Ultimately, you'll make your way to the volcanic swimming pools for which the coastal city of Porto Monis is known.

From the pools, you'll have a spectacular, panoramic view of the crashing waves of the Atlantic. Madeira's beaches are almost entirely devoid of sand, instead, the coast is a vast expanse of volcanically formed, oceanically smoothed rocks and pebbles.

Please Note: You will be able to swim the volcanic pools for about 1.5 hours