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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a warm sunny day when our tour group arrived at praia dos Biscoitos. Changing rooms are available so after donning our swimsuits, we headed for the pools. There are several lava pools to choose from each with varying degrees of tides. Some offer...More

Thank tinaandjoe1014
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Great snorkel spot for beginners. Only problem is the crowds. Natural pools made of lava with easy access. Wine museum worth a visit. Interesting and the guides working there were excellent.

Thank merijs
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We were in Terceira for a family reunion, found this beach and had a great time. The only issue was that the quality of the coffee at the snack bar was not too good, and the danish were stale...

Thank Azorean58
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

You're swimming between natural lave rocks that were formed thousands of years ago. The gov't has done a wonderful job at creating safe swimming pools, life guards on duty, washrooms that are cleaned regularly, showers and different food 'trucks' along with a restaurant. A picnic...More

Thank Rose38X
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Swimming between the lava rocks, how weird and special could that be. In this place they make it happen in a safe way. The water was rather cold in the beginning but once started you never want to stop swimming here.

Thank Dimitri381
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

The far most beautiful swimming and sunbathibg place on the Azores! Touristic but still very authentic...

Thank DirkT343
Reviewed 18 May 2018

The beach of "Praia dos Biscoitos" is different from all that you have ever seen before. You can find lots of natural swimming pools with sea water. We went were there in Aprilso the water was still a little cold to swim.

Thank Cristina_Hugo
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The lovely Biscoitos Natural Swimming Pools are located on the northeast coast of the wonderful Terceira Island. We went in April which was too cold for swimming, so we just walked along the paths near the lava rocks and enjoy the views... It is so...More

1  Thank YN2005
Reviewed 26 April 2018

You can swim in these amazing sea pools, and others just to the east of biscoitos. In fact, the whole island has loads of sea swimming spots, some wilder than others. Just get a map, and choose a place marked with a swimming icon, and...More

Thank Canolista
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

this place is a must see and if it's warm enough to swim it is a once in a lifetime experience so unique and breathtaking

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20 July 2017|
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Response from MassagebyAmy | Reviewed this property |
No. This is the Atlantic Ocean so it's cold.
30 May 2016|
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Response from CruisersRus | Reviewed this property |
The ocean pools are not used by local people or anyone else for swimming at that time of year because the water is simply too cool. The water temp is approx. only 17 - 20 C depending on location and active currents. Despite... More