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Pulo do Lobo, Mertola

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Pulo do Lobo is a waterfall 17 km north of Mértola, in the Lower Alentejo region of Portugal. It is the highest waterfall in Southern Portugal. Its name means "wolf's leap" in Portuguese; it was said that only a brave man or a wild animal when chased could leap over the gorge that was created by the waterfall.

This waterfall is located at an altitude of between 33 and 35 metres in a very narrow gorge in the River Guadiana.
Pulo do Lobo is the most dramatic stretch of the Guadiana , where the "river boils between harsh walls, the rushing of water, hit, flow and wind gnawing a millimeter per century per millennium, a nothing in eternity" as José Saramago, one of Portugal's most famous writers, wrote.

The Pulo do Lobo is formed by the Guadiana river which separates Spain and Portugal. The waterfall is a very majestic sight and is full of native wildlife.
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  • This beautiful and special rock formation combined with a waterfall and a lake can be approached from the east or from the west. Both require about a 20 minute drive from the main highway on an... 
    This beautiful and special rock formation combined with a waterfall and a lake can be approached from the east or from the west. Both require about a 20 minute drive from the main highway on an...  more »
  • You get there after a couple miles of unpaved road. It isn't stunning, but certainly a nice view. Worth the visit, if you have time to spend around. 
    You get there after a couple miles of unpaved road. It isn't stunning, but certainly a nice view. Worth the visit, if you have time to spend around.  more »
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  • A long trip for literally nothing. There is nothing there!
  • Powerful example of the force of water.

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