The stunning 10 m-high waterfall of Poço da Broca is certainly one of the best-kept secrets of Serra da Estrela. Located near the village of Vide, in Barriosa, at the heart of Alvoco river stream, this is the most impressive of 5 waterfalls.
Its crystal-clear waters are truly inviting during Summer time. The involving landscape is inhabited by quite unique animal species, namely amphibians, birds and harmless water snakes, and a lavish vegetation.
The welcoming restaurant Guarda-Rios (named after the kingfisher, a common bird of this place) deserves a visit, offering an unrivalled view over the magnificent Poço da Broca waterfall. This restaurant serves traditional Portuguese cuisine and the service is flawless. An hidden gem of Serra da Estrela!