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Cascata Ribeira Grande

Cascata Ribeira Grande

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Recommended by 155 out of 163 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Parque Natural da Madeira


  • Trekknik (Niklas)

    The small lake at the beginning of the Levada do Alecrim was not even on our route. Luckily we walked 5 minutes from the Madre da Levada. It is a more than handsome place: great for resting, photographing, marveling! :)

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    • October 1, 2015

  • Mandelkern

    This is a particularly beautiful place on the water: good for a cool down, suitable for a picnic or a marriage proposal.

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    • April 23, 2017

  • Mandelkern

    The Levada do Alecrim ends up in one of the most beautiful 'dead ends' I know. The 'Lagoa da Dona Beja' is a dream place to enjoy, read, meditate, refresh. Then turn around, past heather bushes, wild orchids, huge shrub thistles and in between again and again views.

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    • April 28, 2017

  • Patrick

    Even in August, there was still enough water. For those who do not bathe, at least take a break with "feet in." After that, it goes by itself.

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    • August 23, 2017

  • Patrick

    The hike from the parking lot starts rather modest, but increases every meter. We were here in August, so rather little water. The famous water staircase was therefore dry. That does not matter. At the end, a waterfall rewards you in a dream setting. On the way, an exposed point has to be overcome. Do not look down. Simply further. It is only a few meters.

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    • August 23, 2017

  • Patrick

    Do not forget swimwear. The water is very fresh. At least a nice break is announced.

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    • September 24, 2017

  • Sam

    just beautiful.

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    • December 27, 2018

  • Christian Brandt

    The water falls are really a highlight that you should not miss. The path continues on the north side of the river, so you can get to the top side of the water fall. Crossing the river another time, we tried to turn back on the Levada do Pico da Urze. This was not the best Idea because in June 2019 the Levada was a huge building site. I would estimate that it takes at least 2 years before everything is nice and green again at the Levada do Pico da Urze

    • July 5, 2019

  • Birgitt

    A lovely place to take a break, take a deep breath and enjoy.

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    • January 5, 2022

  • Sam

    This was a very unexpected lagoon and waterfall. It really was very beautiful when I visited it in January. The path on the other side of the river is very difficult to find and quite overgrown. However, I did eventually find it after several dead ends and the walk continuing on up to Pico Fernandes is also quite stunning.

    • January 24, 2022

  • Marishu

    The beautifully romantic waterfall invites you to relax and enjoy. If you continue hiking high above Pico Fernandes and descend again to the 25 Fontes or Rabacal, you can make a wonderful circular hike out of it.

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    • February 19, 2022

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