Porto Moniz Tours

Draped across the volcanic cliffs overlooking the sea, pretty Porto Moniz is most famous for its sapphire swimming pools, protected from the Atlantic by photogenic rock formations and a few artificial barriers. 

When you've finished working on your tan, however, there's much more to see and do in this appealing little city. The Aquário da Madeira, or Madeira Aquarium, offers a closer look at some 70 native species and 1730 São João Baptista Fort, built to protect Porto Moniz from pirates.

Next door, the Living Science Center has family-friendly exhibits that explore Madeira's unique ecosystems, while the Achadas da Cruz cable car offers access to less populated beaches. 

Porto Moniz is located at the northwestern-most point of the Madeira, almost diagonally opposite Madeira Island's Funchal (FNC) airport, a scenic 42km (26mi) drive through the laurel-forested highlands. If you hire a private car, the 16km (10mi), waterfall-streaked drive between Porto Moniz and São Vicente offers amazing ocean views. 

Taxis are widely available, while public buses 80 and 139 run make the 3-hour trip between Funchal and Porto Moniz twice daily, stopping in Ribeira Brava, Serra D'Água, Encumeada, Lameiros, and São Vicente. Car and passenger ferries also connect Funchal and Porto Moniz several times daily.

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Address: Madeira Island, Vila de Porto Moniz, Portugal
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South West and North West Island Day Tour from Funchal

Explore the western portion of Madeira and visit the highest bluff in Europe, Cabo Girão. During this full-day tour, pass through small, traditional villages and learn about the fishermen’s culture of the island. Take in the beautiful views of nature and discover the natural pools formed by the volcanic rocks of Porto Moniz and Seixal as you take photos of the scenery.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Southwest Coastal Day Tour from Funchal

Explore southwest Madeira in the company of just your own travel companions on this full-day private tour from Funchal. See charming fishing villages, natural pools formed by volcanic rocks, volcanic caves, and the highest cape in Europe. In Calheta you also have the opportunity to see the production of rum and sugar cane honey before visiting the town's beach.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Full-Day Madeira North West Coast Safari from Funchal

Venture off-road to explore Madeira’s northwest coast on this full-day safari from Funchal. Take the scenic route between Ribeira Brava and Porto Moniz in an open-top safari vehicle; enjoy spectacular views of the Cabo Girão sea cliffs, Veu da Noiva waterfall, and the Paul da Serra plateau; and tuck into a delicious 3-course lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Northern Wonders and Porto Moniz Lava Pools 4x4 Tour

Uncover the natural splendor surrounding Funchal on this full-day northern wonders Jeep trip. Stay from Funchal’s well-trodden paths in a fully-equipped Jeep to see the awe-inspiring plateaus at Paul da Serra. Admire the natural Porto Moniz pools, formed by volcanic activity long ago, as well as the renowned São Vicente vineyards.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$48.49 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Adventureland Madeira - 4x4 Tours West Tour - Natural Pools

West TourWest Tour - Natural PoolsThis tour will go throught the following interest points: 1) Funchal 2) Ribeira Brava 3) Paúl da Serra 4) Porto Moniz 5) São Vicente 6) Encumeada 7) Return to FunchalDuration: Approximately 8 hours (09:00 – 17:00)Land Rover Discovery - 06 PaxOpen Roof
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Levada do Alecrim

This Levada Walk its very beautiful and acessible to anyone. Easy to do and with many beautiful lagoons and waterfalls, which will appear along the way. Free pic-nic included, insurance and qualified and friendly guide.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$69.27 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private - Madeira West Tour

This tour is a private tour with max. 4pax. It has a duration of 6 to 8 hours and you get to know all the west part of the island. We do a trip passing in all the major points of the west. Porto Moniz swimming natural pools, Seixal natural beach, Chao da Ribeira farmers village, Poncha da Serra de Agua and much more. You also can customize the tour. The price includes insurance, qualified and friendly guide. Free picnic and transport.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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$68.12 USD
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  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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4x4 tour Porto Moniz & Cabo Girão 6 hours

Enjoy a beautiful and pleasant tour alongside Madeira’s North West Coast, deep in to the forest, thru forgotten and enchanted old roads. Travel along narrow and forgotten stone plastered roads and soak up the scenery. Get a glimpse into the true lifeblood which drives us through life. If the weather allows it, you can swim neary 30 minutes at the vulcanic pools.This 4x4 excursion starts at 8h20 at the Cruise dock, Funchal center 8h30am, other areas you will receive a message or please contact us to know the correct pick up timming.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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$46.18 USD
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  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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