10 dream-worthy locations where you can swim in the natural pools of the Canary Islands. Swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic is always a pleasure. This experience turns into something truly unforgettable when you swim in one of the strikingly beautiful natural pools of the Canary Islands.
With most of us confined to our homes last month, it’s safe to say that we could all be enjoying the Canary Islands vacation right now. So we found a solution. If we can’t go on vacation, we will bring you a vacation. Courtesy of Turismo de Canarias, here are 10 dream places where you will find natural pools so that you can enjoy them online for now, but with a little luck to discover for real once normalcy returns.
Charco Azul – One of the most spectacular spots in El Hierro
Charco Azul is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular bathing sites in El Hierro. Located in El Golfo, a magnificent valley along the rugged coast, this pool is one of the finest examples of unique volcanic activity. Naturally created by the flowing lava, this area not only invites you to swim in its turquoise pools, but also to relax, refresh and recharge your batteries.
Puertito de Lobos – An islet with an incredible view of Fuerteventura
Where can you discover an uninhabited pearl of the Atlantic Ocean that was once the playground of a sea lion? Puertito de Lobos is a treasure both terrestrial and maritime and has become one of the most appreciated views of Fuerteventura. The clear waters of the pools contrast considerably with the volcanic seabed. This, combined with the small fishing boats and the vast expanses of water in the area, leaves you with a desire to dive and stay very long.
El Caletón de Garachico – A family place in one of the charming towns of Tenerife
In the region of El Caletón, in the north of Tenerife, right next to the castle of San Miguel with the imposing presence of the famous rock, the eruption of Garachico in 1706, is an area of pure lava that offers the perfect combination open sea and calm rock pools for the whole family. Not only does a swim in El Caletón allow you to recharge your batteries in salt water, but also offers you the chance to see one of the most beautiful historic centers of the Canary Islands.
Charco Azul – La Palma’s natural swimming pool receives an “Ecoplaya flag”
The Charco Azul in La Palma offers visitors a unique way to enjoy the sea. Based in San Andrés y Sauces, this natural swimming pool is one of the most beautiful districts in the north of the island. It is an ideal setting to enjoy a day of sea and sun with the family, in stark contrast to the rich greenery of the neighboring laurisilva.
Punta Mujeres – Various family pools in Lanzarote
Two kilometers of numerous natural pools make Punta Mujeres, northeast of Lanzarote, a popular point on the island. In a fishing village with charming white houses that still retain the traditional touch, visitors and residents of all ages can enjoy the ideal blend of sun, lava, and a delicious ocean. The human touch is only evident in certain access steps and tanning areas, the rest is pure nature!
Roque Prieto – Bathing and relaxing place north of Gran Canaria
You can really disconnect from the world in the natural pools of Roque Prieto. These two artificial pools near Santa María de Guía are perfect for swimming in calm water on a coast known for its waves. The pools are never crowded and far from urban noise. They also have diving areas up to three meters deep. The ocean constantly refreshes their water and it is so clear that you can see all the details of the rocky bottom. An essential place for lovers of natural pools!
Aguas verdes – An alternative treasure in Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is synonymous with endless white-sand beaches. However, the west coast, with its rough seas, is home to incredible treasures for those looking for something completely different. Aguas Verdes in Betancuria is the perfect example of the many unspoiled natural pools of the Canary Islands: six kilometers of pools scattered along the coast, where the priority is to relax and unwind.
Charco del Conde – The most family-friendly natural pool in La Gomera
If you are looking for a quieter swimming spot for children in La Gomera, this is definitely your place. At high tide, this pool, located in Valle Gran Rey, offers a pleasant lake for all ages. When the tides start to ebb, children can have fun in an always protected offshore pool.
Charco del Viento – Swim with a view of the Teide in Tenerife
If your idea of a great day is to admire lava flows bathed by the ocean creating natural pools, then you are in luck. You can find four of these pools in Charco del Viento. It is the most popular swimming area in La Guancha and one of the best known in the north of Tenerife. Even if the force of the sea sometimes penetrates, the beauty and the contrasting natural colors of this area allow you to swim safely in different parts, with sandy areas and rocky parts ideal for sunbathing. Don’t forget to look at the magnificent views of Teide right behind you!
La Fajana – Three lovely natural pools northeast of La Palma
There are many beautiful natural pools in the Canary Islands but not much like these three, where you can easily jump from one to the other. One of the best examples of this is found in Barlovento. The paths surrounding these three pools allow you to move quickly and swim in the crystal clear waters without being in the open sea.