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Natural Pools of Cabo Espichel

Take a swim with schools of fish and shrimp in the crystal-clear waters of the serene bay

  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • from 19 € per person
  • Foz Beach, Sesimbra <*Hotel Pick-up is Optional>

What to Expect

Distance: 3,5 km Difficulty Level: | 3 | - Medium Minimum participants: 2 The Natural Pools of Aguncheiras are a stunning natural treasure located between Cabo Espichel and Praia da Foz. Situated in a breathtaking landscape, this hidden gem offers visitors a unique and refreshing experience. These pools are formed by massive rocks that protect against the strong waves of the wild western coast, creating a serene bay with crystal-clear waters filled with diverse marine life. Here, you can safely swim among schools of baby fish and shrimp while observing exotic lush aquatic plants, crabs, limpets, winkles, and other shellfish. You can also listen to the calls of seagulls and cormorants. The hike begins at the iconic Praia da Foz and follows the coastline, providing breathtaking views of the endless Atlantic Ocean and extraordinary geological cliff formations. Along the way, you will also have the opportunity to spot the local fauna, including the red-winged eagle, cormorants, the ocellated lizard, and the red-spotted salamander. Additionally, you'll encounter a variety of flora, such as rosemary, lavender, thyme, and more. Enjoy your visit to the Natural Pools of Aguncheiras as you relax, appreciate the surrounding natural beauty, and take a refreshing swim.


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