I took a small country road from the main road to go to Pulo do Lobo, this area was lined by the animal farms

I took a small country road from the main road to go to Pulo do Lobo, this area was lined by the animal farms

There were cattle, sheep and pig farms - I saw small piglets grazing beside the road

There were cattle, sheep and pig farms - I saw small piglets grazing beside the road

Pulo do Lobo is a waterfall over the River Guadian - here river is hidden between the rocky walls

Pulo do Lobo is a waterfall over the River Guadian - here river is hidden between the rocky walls

This waterfall is 45km from Mertola and around 25km from Serpa

This waterfall is 45km from Mertola and around 25km from Serpa

A sign shows the information about the wildlife of the area

A sign shows the information about the wildlife of the area

Pulo do Lobo means 'wolf's leap' in English, it is said that only a brave man or a wild animal when chased could leap over this gorge

Pulo do Lobo means 'wolf's leap' in English, it is said that only a brave man or a wild animal when chased could leap over this gorge

This waterfall located at an altitude of between 33 and 35 metres in a very narrow gorge in the River Guadiana

This waterfall located at an altitude of between 33 and 35 metres in a very narrow gorge in the River Guadiana

I took a right turn at the village of Vale de Poços and continued to the waterfall (another 12km)

I took a right turn at the village of Vale de Poços and continued to the waterfall (another 12km)

Right bank of the river is more dramatic, it offers a better view of the waterfall

Right bank of the river is more dramatic, it offers a better view of the waterfall

Here, the river has flown among the rocks, cutting deeper and deeper over the centuries

Here, the river has flown among the rocks, cutting deeper and deeper over the centuries

The surface is uneven and it can be slippery, the area can be very quiet with no people around, every caution must be taken while visiting the Pulo do Lobo Waterfall

The surface is uneven and it can be slippery, the area can be very quiet with no people around, every caution must be taken while visiting the Pulo do Lobo Waterfall

Looking at the left bank of the River Guadiana

Looking at the left bank of the River Guadiana

Just at the top of the waterfall, water is relatively calm

Just at the top of the waterfall, water is relatively calm

At this point of the river, the water picks up the speed and it rushes towards the waterfall

At this point of the river, the water picks up the speed and it rushes towards the waterfall

Calm waters of the river, all of sudden turn into a raging river

Calm waters of the river, all of sudden turn into a raging river

Pulo do Lobo is the highest waterfall in the Southern Portugal

Pulo do Lobo is the highest waterfall in the Southern Portugal

Here, water is noisy and its sound offers the only disruption in the calmness of the area

Here, water is noisy and its sound offers the only disruption in the calmness of the area

The waters of the Cascata do Pulo do Lobo reaches its maximum speed at this point

The waters of the Cascata do Pulo do Lobo reaches its maximum speed at this point

Huge rocks form a blockade to the natural flow of the water

Huge rocks form a blockade to the natural flow of the water

But water finds its way through rocks and when it is raining it flows over the rocks

But water finds its way through rocks and when it is raining it flows over the rocks

The waters of the Pulo do Lobo Waterfall are gathered at the bottom in almost round shape bowl

The waters of the Pulo do Lobo Waterfall are gathered at the bottom in almost round shape bowl

Looking upstream at the River Guadiana, its course is hidden among the rocks

Looking upstream at the River Guadiana, its course is hidden among the rocks

A glass bottle left the right bank of the river by th previous visitors

A glass bottle left the right bank of the river by th previous visitors

There are deep drops in the rocks and some of them look very scary at times

There are deep drops in the rocks and some of them look very scary at times

The barren rocks which are on the both side of the river have no vegetation

The barren rocks which are on the both side of the river have no vegetation

A visit to this natural beauty is one of the 'Things to Do' if in the area

A visit to this natural beauty is one of the 'Things to Do' if in the area

Left bank of the River Guadiana, this side can be accessed from Beja

Left bank of the River Guadiana, this side can be accessed from Beja

Now, I am climbing uphill to reach the car, parked above a hill

Now, I am climbing uphill to reach the car, parked above a hill

An afternoon spent in Serpa and Evening at the Pulo do Lobo, it is time to drive to Mertola to have a good night's sleep

An afternoon spent in Serpa and Evening at the Pulo do Lobo, it is time to drive to Mertola to have a good night's sleep