In contrast with Ribiera Da Janela what was a quiet sleeping town, at least as we experienced, so 'touristique' was Porto Moniz. And I don't mean it in a bad way. We parked the car a little bit outside the centre and wandered down the streets. At the coast we saw first the aquarium. After some doubt.. 7 euro for what seemed to be not that big, we decided not to go in. We walked straight to the 'natural' bassins. It was nearby. Again the partly overgrown basalt formations took us in magic and the awfull restaurant build within it we could ignore. Every little corner had is own perspective and this odd little island before he coast made it completely crazy. More than a hour we lingered, took pictures and had fun. We made a little stroll further on the boulevard and visited some gift shops. Ultimately Sabine bought a lovely poncho. We had lunch (french fries and a sandwich) conquering the seawind. The little lizzards over there were even tame. They licked our hands! Great, time to go. Taken the old road to the west. Meandering up the hill, we had another stop and enjoyed Porto Moniz from above. Great place.