Biscoitos Natural Pools – Terceira Island

Biscoitos Natural Pools are located on the northeast coast of Terceira Island , in the parish of Biscoitos, in Praia da Vitória . This beach area is one of the most famous on the island and its parish is well known for its wine production.

The beautiful Biscoitos Natural Pools are formed by natural pools surrounded by black volcanic rocks resulting from eruptions. This bathing area is very popular with tourists and island residents.

Piscinas naturais dos Biscoitos
Piscinas naturais dos Biscoitos
Fotografia de Nelson Ribeiro

History

The Biscoitos Natural Pools are a set of geological formations, formed by lava flows that, when coming into contact with seawater, gave rise to depressions and rock formations that over time increased to form a bathing area. It was not until 1969 that these formations were adapted for the enjoyment of the people, so they were the first on the island to undergo these changes.

“Belo Abismo”
“Belo Abismo”
Fotografia de Pedro Neves

The pools are formed with saltwater from the sea and the depressions caused by the eruptions. After the Biscuits Natural Pools were adapted for bathing, several others from the coast started to receive this preparation, such as Abismo, Canto Maria Caldeira and others.

Features

Biscoitos Natural Pools are natural pools, but adapted to better receive visitors.These pools are naturally sculptured and feature several places to dive and enjoy your stay. The pools are tranquil, with crystal clear waters. The place has kiosks selling local foods, gift shops and other visitor support facilities.

Piscina Natural
Piscina Natural
Fotografia de José Cachopo

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Magnificent Aerial Images of Biscoitos by Miguel Duarte

Biscoitos Natural Pools are a must-visit place on Terceira Island. The dark color of the rocks contrasts with the blue of the sea, which forms an incredible landscape. The area is very beautiful and with lush nature all around. The visitor will have an excellent day of leisure, with all comfort and tranquility.


Biscoitos Natural Pools – Terceira Island
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