The old village of Porto Moniz itself sits high on a hillside – originally to protect its inhabitants from pirates – and tumbles down towards the seafront; in summer it is inundated with swimmers attracted by the natural pools among the stumps of lava rock. Now a lido has been built to allow safe swimming as well as create a sunbathing area, shower facilities, and a restaurant selling delicious fresh seafood. In winter strong Atlantic swells may close the pool complex periodically.
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