The natural pools of Tenerife are another luxury for all those citizens and tourists who want to refresh themselves on a hot day. They are a very interesting and also beautiful alternative to the beaches of the north of Tenerife.
Advantages of the natural pools
Some advantages that can be found in the natural pools are, in days when the sea is choppy, natural pools are a safe option for swimmers to cool off without assuming any danger. They are also the best choice for those people who do not like the sensation after going to a beach, to take part of the sand with them in their towels, body, bags and backpacks.
On the other hand, for families with small children, natural pools are also a safer option, to enjoy the salt water without having to be aware of possible currents or waves that can sometimes make it difficult or impossible for the kids to go into the water.
Considering some of these advantages, natural pools can be the better choice on certain occasions and depending the type of person. We will review some of the best natural pools that can be found on the north coast of Tenerife.
Natural pool of Punta del Hidalgo
Sunset from Punta del Hidalgo
Punta del Hidalgo, the municipality belonging to San Cristóbal de La Laguna, is a small town with a special charm. Here you can enjoy beautiful sunsets, and a promenade with a very bohemian atmosphere where it is also frequent to see numerous surfers willing to take on the waves that in some times of the year accumulate in this zone of the island.
Given the fierceness of the ocean in Punta del Hidalgo, in some of the months of the year the natural pool located at one end of the promenade, is a must for all those who want to enjoy a quiet swim here.
It is a natural swimming pool of considerable size, which has the distinctive of Blue Flag, thanks to the great quality of the water here, the stations of first aid, the showers, the access for people with reduced mobility and the many quality services that are in its surroundings, among which are restaurants where you can taste elaborations with fresh fish.
Natural pool of Bajamar
The neighboring village of Punta del Hidalgo, Bajamar, also has two famous natural pools with the distinctive blue flag.
In these facilities you will find changing rooms, lifeguards and restaurants where you can also enjoy fresh fish, as well as an access for people with reduced mobility.
In addition to the two main natural pools, there is also a smaller pool for children.
Natural pools of Mesa del Mar in Tacoronte
The fishing village of the north of Tenerife, Mesa del Mar, belonging to the municipality of Tacoronte, also has two natural pools, although only one of them is open all year round.
The natural pools of Mesa del Mar do not usually have as much affluence as the natural pools of Punta del Hidalgo or Bajamar, but they are also an interesting option for hot days in the north of Tenerife.
In addition, you can see during the visit to this village, the picturesque building that resembles a castle, which was the residence of the painter Óscar Domínguez.
Natural pool of El Pris
A place where you can also enjoy beautiful sunset: is the small fishing village of El Pris. It has a natural pool where the water is usually quite clean, as continually enters more water.
The natural pool of El Pris has stairs and ramps with railing that facilitate access to it.
Know a little more about the fishing village of El Pris.
Natural pools of Garachico (El caletón)
In the municipality of Garachico, you will find natural pools in a spectacular environment where the volcanic lava flows were the origin of what today are these natural pools. Specifically, the pools of El Caletón were born with the eruption of Trevejo Volcano in the early eighteenth century.
The rock formations so characteristic and spectacular, make it a landmark that is photographed by numerous tourists who do not want to forget this picturesque place.
Natural pools of Guancha (Charco del Viento)
As in the case of “El Caletón” in Garachico, the one known as Charco del Viento also had its origin in the volcanic eruptions that occurred centuries ago on the island.
The formations originated by these volcanic eruptions, allowed to create a zone protected of the waves. That is what makes it an interesting place to enjoy a calm bath.
The waters are usually quite clear in the area, and are usually very popular for its uniqueness and beauty.
Other natural pools in the north of Tenerife
Apart from the aforementioned natural pools, all along the north coast of the island are various capricious natural rock formations that also form natural pools suitable for bathing, as well as natural pools conditioned by the hand of man.
Other natural pools found in northern Tenerife are the Charco de La Laja in San Juan de la Rambla, the natural pool of Jover, or Charcos del Rayo in Buenavista del Norte.
If you are one of the people who like to enjoy a calm bath, without renouncing the salt water of the sea, along the entire north coast of Tenerife you will find many beautiful options. Here you can enjoy yourself with family and delight you with pleasant panoramas and experiences, thanks to the natural pools.