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.
April 28, 2017
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.
August 23, 2017
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
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
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