Porto Moniz, Madeira

Porto Moniz is a full day out from Funchal.

On the North West coast of Madeira, this part of the island can get the full brunt of the Atlantic Ocean so the sea is often spectacular.

 

That said, one of Porto Moniz's main visitor attractions are beautiful natural bathing pools formed by once molten lava hitting cold seas.

Porto Do Moniz bathing pools in Madeira

Restaurante Orca is the biggest and most popular restaurant at Porto Do Moniz with great fish dishes. Although very large and great seating outside, it is often the lunch venue of coach parties so be prepared!

Porto Do Moniz restaurants in Madeira
Porto Do Moniz North West Madeira

Mark Blezard

Porto Do Moniz bathing pools in Madeira

There are many great hotels in Porto Moniz offering amazing views from the cliffs. However, the weather can be slightly more changeable than the sunnier south coast (note it was during a December storm when I took these pictures!).

Porto Do Moniz sight seeing in Madeira
Porto Do Moniz natural bathing pools
Porto Do Moniz natural bathing pools
Porto Do Moniz natural bathing pools