If you like nature and prefer not to step on a “traditional” beach this summer, natural pools are a good alternative. In Spain there are plenty of natural pools, but we have chosen five of them for their impressive and stunning beauty. Enjoy a spectacular bath surrounded by nature.
The Fuentes del Algar
Les Fonts d’Algar is located 16 km from Benidorm and 3 km from the town center of Callosa d’en Sarrià, making it an ideal place for those who are on holiday in Benidorm. These fountains constitute a very well preserved natural site with a great ecological wealth. It offers tourist services and environmental education.
The Fuentes del Algat have spectacular waterfalls; various springs springs that spring from the rock; and the “tolls” where you can take a refreshing swim in crystal clear waters. These waters were formerly considered a “source of health”.
The visit also allows you to take a 1.5 km long circuit along the Algar river channel, where you can complete some very striking landscapes. You will also be able to see the old dam, canal and centenarian ditches that are still used today.
Lagoons of Ruidera
The Lagunas de Ruidera are located in the limit of the provinces of Albacete and Ciudad Real. The Natural Park of the Lagoons of Ruidera with an oasis of water and vegetation. In the highest zone, in the Head of San Pedro, are the Castle of Rochafrida and the Cave of Montesinos.
The park has an area of 4000 hectares that are distributed in 16 lagoons that form waterfalls, torrents and springs that emanate from the White lagoon until arriving at the low lagoons and the Peñarroya Swamp. Lagunas de Ruidera has a varied and abundant vegetation, as well as countless water birds. In spring, water reaches its maximum flow and flows from one lagoon to another, and in some cases forms small waterfalls.
These gaps are perfect for a bath. You can also do many outdoor activities such as hiking, horse riding, sailing, sport fishing, caving, diving etc.
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Lanzarote keeps a secret: the natural pools of Los Charcones. These pools are very little known, and are located on the southwest coast of the island, very close to Playa Blanca, but away from the mass.
The pools have been formed over the years due to the ocean’s water blows and volcanic orography. The waters are crystalline and are renewed every day due to the ups and downs of the tides. In addition, the water picks up different shades due to the light and the bottoms of each pool. The pools are crowned by an old abandoned 40’s hotel.
These natural pools of sea water have different depths, so you should be a bit careful. It is also advisable to choose charcoals away from the coast and currents. It is not a place of easy access, so you have to wear suitable shoe. These pools have an immense beauty and is ideal place to relax.
Charco Azul is located in Los Llanillos, in the village of La Frontera, north of the island of El Hierro. This virgin enclave allows you to enjoy calm turquoise blue waters and hidden under a cliff and a basaltic arch.
This natural pool has formed naturally and is sheltered from the sea by a gap. The transparent water, the delicacy of the quiet of the bottom and the mysterious cavity make the Charco Azul an unforgettable place, as they tell us in the page of the island: El Hierro. This natural pool also has comfortable wooden sun terraces so you can lie down and sunbathe.
La Horadada de Cantonigròs
La Horadada de Cantonigròs is located in the Collsacabra valley in the region of Osona (Catalonia) and is one of the most charming places in the area. The name of this pool comes to him by a great hole that opens in the great rocky wall that is next to her.
The natural pool is crowned by a waterfall of 15 meters and its waters invite to a bath during the hottest months. At various times of the day a set of lights is created due to the sun. Next to the pool there is an old mill.