The route is located at Hotel Jardim Atlântico, in the parish of Prazeres. During the 800-meter long path, visitors walk over several typical features of the archipelago, such as pinecones, wood, bay leaves, eucalyptus, mud, black and yellow sands and even pebbles. Along the way there are more than 400 plants, which provoke a natural and medicinal sensation.
When passing through the barefoot path, reflexology is performed, that is, applying pressure on certain areas of the feet that induces a sensation of relaxation. Reflexology helps stimulating the cardiovascular system, regulates blood pressure and improves blood flow. Besides the health benefits, the path has a privileged view of Paul do Mar.
To make the journey you don’t need to be lodging at the hotel, you just have to go to the reception to pay the symbolical value of 1€ euro per person and you receive a small towel to dry your feet. The Barefoot Path is open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
NiM wishes you a venturous walking through this majestic path! Watch your steps!