For those who love to go on holiday to unspoilt ecotourism locations, the natural pools South Tenerife, located on Tenerife, one of the islands of the Spanish archipelago of the Canary Islands is the perfect choice for a calm, quiet holiday that takes you closer to nature.
Five natural pools to visit
Formed by natural lava flow from the island’s volcanoes, as the lava cooled quickly, it formed a pool along the seashore, which now provide excellent opportunities for safe bathing with the lapping of the waves from the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop.
Charco del Viento
Is one tide pool to visit near the town of La Guancha which has some pretty chapels and churches to see as well as small shops and family-run restaurants. One of the most popular things to do in Tenerife, this pool combines authentic village views and experiences with the best of nature.
in Puerto Santiago has its own unique charm. A pool formed within a cave, you can swim here when the sea is calm or just enjoy the view from the top of the rock that forms the cave. Good shoes are recommended if you plan to climb up the rocks!
Was formed in the town of Garachico when the force of the volcanic eruption separated the town from its once bustling port in 1706. With steps down to the pool, you can swim in the seawater here and enjoy one of Garachico natural swimming pools after exploring the town which still has beautiful noble houses dating back to the time when the port was the wealthiest on the island.
Charco de la Laja
In the town of San Juan de la Rambla, has its own lookout point from which you can admire the view of the rocks as well as enjoy a meal in the local restaurants which serve excellent food. The Catalonia Las Vegas hotel is close by and has plenty of activities to enjoy if you want to reconnect with nature. From horse riding to jeep excursions and hiking to calmer activities such as pétanque or a massage in the spa there is also night time entertainment for families and a Show Bar where you can enjoy a cocktail. With amazing views of Mount Teide and the Martiánez Lakes, it is right in the center of Puerto de la Cruz, offering excellent amenities and opportunities to explore a typical town.
Piscina natural de Jover
Is a popular choice for families who want to enjoy natures landscapes with the comfort of a restaurant for lunch or dinner nearby. There are two restaurants and a car park which make it easy to get to and access this natural pool.
Natural pool Los Gigantes
Has more than one natural resource to tempt you to the town of Los Gigantes which is protected by the 800 meters tall cliffs from which the town takes its name. With both a sandy beach and a volcanic black sand beach as well as restaurants, bars and shops, Los Gigantes is just 30km from the Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas resorts which have plenty of events for those who want to know what’s on Tenerife for families. A stay at the Catalonia Oro Negro gives you easy access to these natural pools as well as boasting its own swimming pool on site for those days when you want to relax with your family. Just 10 minutes’ walk from the beach, the hotel has a children’s pool and playground, on site gym and spa for relaxing beauty treatments.