With summer comes high temperatures and what better remedy to cope with the heat than to enjoy refreshing baths in one of the treasures that Tenerife keeps, its puddles and natural pools. Unique places, created, in many cases, thanks to the capricious shapes of the volcanic rock that have generated these small spaces where you can get lost and connect with nature. crystal clear salt water, that invades those who enjoy them fresh when diving.
Tenerife has numerous natural pools, some better known than others, which delight those who deny the sand or the beaches crowded with bathers, a common sight at this time of year. Turismo de Tenerife collects in its Web page some of the puddles and natural pools that there is on the Island. Other of these corners, if you don’t mind, we will continue to guard them with suspicion for the islanders as our little secret, which only we can enjoy.
If you are looking for a place with a special magnetism that catches you from the first moment, your destination is Bajamar. This town in the municipality of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, has some well-equipped natural pools, which also have the Blue Flag badge, thus guaranteeing a high quality of water and services.
Seeing how the strong waves of the sea beat against the dam, while you take a peaceful bath in one of its two natural pools, is a privilege that you cannot miss.
It’s a place to enjoy with the whole family since the set is made up of two large pools and a small one for children. In addition, you can count on multiple services at your disposal, such as changing rooms, lifeguards, restaurants and various activities organized by the City Council.
Access is adapted for the elderly and people with reduced mobility, with ramps and railings.
Crab Island Pool
Is a natural pool nestled in a beautiful corner from the Santiago del Teide coast, specifically in the Isla Cangrejo urbanization. Thanks to a concrete wall that protects it from the waves, the pool offers a quiet place to take a dip with the family and sunbathe in an unbeatable setting.
Taking a walk around the area and seeing how the waves beat against the rocks that emerge from the sea is a spectacle that you cannot miss. The sunsets are dreamy.
There is a staircase that facilitates access and you must take extreme precautions with high tide and strong waves.
If you are looking for a special place to connect with nature, you have to discover Charco de La Araña. It is a natural pool It appears at low tide and disappears at high tide. It is an ideal place to immerse yourself in its crystal clear waters, especially if you practice snorkeling.
The puddle is located next to the beach with which it shares its name and is close to the municipal swimming pool tourist complex. The environment is very pleasant and its promenade invites you to play sports by the sea.
You can enjoy the landscape of the Cliffs of La Culata, while seabirds fly over the waves. In addition, on the walk you will find the impressive natural skeleton of a Boreal whale (Baleanoptera borealis borealis). This sculpture is a tribute to cetaceans and a reflection on the relationship of respect between man and the sea.
Charco de la Laja
This little volcanic paradise, created from the whimsical shapes of lava, is one of the most beautiful places on the coast of San Juan de la Rambla. With transparent and calm waters, Charco de La Laja is the ideal place to connect with nature in a unique environment.
To get there you must cross a path that runs in front of the coast. Although in general, the waves are calm, you must be careful because sometimes it can be strong.
It is worth taking advantage of your visit to take a walk along the coast and get to know the beautiful town of San Juan de la Rambla, where you can taste the rich Canarian cuisine in any of its restaurants and taverns.
It is a unique environment on the island created from ancient volcanic eruptions that reached the sea and cooled very quickly. The result is a small natural bay formed by two lava arms that shelter the waters from the strong waves in the area.
Located in the neighborhood of Santa Catalina, La Guancha, it is a place very frequented by residents of the municipality and tourists, due to its great beauty and uniqueness.
Whether you practice fishing or snorkeling, you will enjoy a lot in its calm crystal clear waters.
Puddle Don Gabino
It is a nice volcanic rock pool with crystal clear water located on the coast of Los Silos. Very close to the Bufadero. Its name refers to Gabino Dorta, a well-known owner of banana farms.
The Don Gabino puddle is a natural pool about 10 meters long and 2 meters deep at its deepest part. It has an area fitted out as a solarium and has several entrances made of volcanic stone.
It is not advisable to approach the part closest to the sea since the waves are usually quite strong in this area.
puddle the english
The virtues of this puddle have been highly appreciated by the locals for many years. The best time to enjoy it is at high tide as it reaches its maximum depth level.
El Charco El Inglés owes its name to the frequent baths of an English family that lived and worked at the end of the 19th century in the nearby sugar machine. Its old chimney in the shape of a truncated pyramid made of two types of volcanic stone still stands today.
This located in the municipality of Los Silos, a few meters from the neighborhood of La Caleta de Interián, on the Ribera del Mar road. It is often frequented by local fishermen and has a stone staircase with a railing that allows easy access.
At high tide it becomes a natural pool carved into the volcanic rock. It is a medium sized puddle and has little depth. In addition, it has an area of pebbles that forms a small beach. It is located on the beautiful coast of Los Silos and is one of the most visited by the locals of the fishing district of La Caleta de Interián, especially during the months of April to December.
It is the ideal place to spend a quiet day sunbathing or with the family. Its access is easy because it has a ramp with a railing.
To get there, it is necessary to do so through Calle de San Andrés or Calle de Miramar in La Caleta de Interián.
If you coincide with the eve of the San Andrés Apóstol festivities, every November 29, you can enjoy from this privileged place contemplating one of the best aquatic fireworks displays on the island from Tenerife.
Puddle The Chochos
You cannot miss this magical corner of the municipality of Los Silos. Volcanic eruptions have createdor capricious shapes giving rise to a beautiful pool of salt water where you can take a bath and enjoy a very special environment.
The Los Chochos pool, located next to the Charco de La Araña, is about two meters deep at its deepest point and has a stone staircase with a railing that facilitates access.
It is suitable for families with children and is available for swimming throughout the year as long as the sea conditions are suitable. From it you can see the Cliffs of La Culata and Mount Teide on clear days.
Its name is due to the fact that in this place the peasants took the lupins to soak in salt water to remove the characteristic bitterness of this legume known in the islands by the name of chocho.
The last eruption of the Trevejo volcano in 1706 it buried a large part of the town of Garachico and created, upon arrival at the sea, these natural puddles that today are one of the main tourist attractions in the municipality.
The whimsical shapes of the Caletón are highly appreciated by residents and tourists who come especially in summer. The bath is suitable for all audiences, in general its waters are usually calm, but you must be careful with the waves, since the sea in this area is usually quite strong.
After a good swim, you cannot miss the pleasure of trying the rich Canarian cuisine in one of the restaurants specializing in seafood cuisine.
Natural pool El Pris
Enjoying a swim in the natural pool of El Pris is an experience that you cannot miss. Located on the steep coast of the municipality of Tacoronte, It is a privileged place to contemplate the intense colors of the sunsets with Mount Teide in the background.
The natural pool is perfect for all kinds of people, especially families and the elderly, as it has stairs and ramps with handrails that facilitate access. In addition, it is a spectacle to see how its calm waters contrast with the strong waves that characterize the sea in the area.
The best way to complete the day is to taste a plate of fresh fish in one of the nearby restaurants specializing in Canarian cuisine.
Natural pools of Mesa del Mar
Is he ideal place to sunbathe and enjoy a peaceful bath in salt water. Located on the coast of Tacoronte, these natural pools are very popular among the residents of the municipality who visit them especially during the summer months.
This small tourist center has two swimming pools, one of which is only filled in the summer months and the other is available all year round. The area is easily accessible and has parking, although you must be careful with the road as it descends down the side of the mountain and has quite pronounced curves.
Natural Pools Paseo La Jaquita
With an unbeatable climate, these natural pools of volcanic origin are one of the most appreciated by the residents of the municipality of Guía de Isora. They are located next to a luxury hotel and it is a pleasure to float in its calm and transparent waters.
The sunsets with the island of La Gomera in the background are spectacular.
Without a doubt, it is one of the most visited and characteristic places on the coast of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. natural pools, they have the distinction of Blue Flag, which guarantees an excellent state of the waters and quality in the services.
The seawater pools are perfectly equipped for bathing, they have surveillance, showers and access adapted for people with reduced mobility.
During your visit you cannot miss a walk along the coast, enjoying the wonderful views of the ocean with Mount Teide in the background. And of course, you have to try the rich cuisine of the area, specializing in fresh products from the sea.