Tenerife is undoubtedly a unique place to visit in the world, with many different landscapes, microclimates, beautiful beaches, as well as the majestic Teide volcano. But if you want to see something really special, you should visit one of these natural pools that can be found in different parts of the island.
Why visit a natural pool in Tenerife?
Natural pools can offer a unique experience, unlike anything in a hotel pool or in the open sea. These places usually form naturally, but in some of these places the local authorities have also intervened to make them safer for visitors.
Although these places are beautiful and attractive and people are eager to jump when they see them, they can also be very dangerous. Many people have even lost their lives when entering when it was not safe to do so. When there are big waves that churn up the sea, you should not enter one of these pools.
In general, you should avoid going over the edges of the pool as a large wave could wash you into the ocean, which is where most accidents occur around natural pools.
Known locally as El Calentón, these are the most popular natural pools in Tenerife. They are highly crowded during the summer months, especially on weekends. These pools may be closed during the winter months.
Bajamar is a town located in the municipality of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. We absolutely recommend a visit to Bajamar to see impressive waves. In this natural pool there are lifeguards and you also have access to public toilets, showers and changing rooms.
This natural pool of clear water in Punta de Hidalgo can also be used safely during the winter months. You also have easy access to nearby restaurants and bars.
Crab Island Pool
It is located in Los Gigantes and can be accessed through Calle Magnolia. The view in this place is impressive, but if you plan to go swimming you should be very careful as several accidents have happened in the place.
The Charco del Viento natural pool is located in La Guancha, in the Santa Catalina neighborhood, and even if you don’t decide to take a bath in it, it is a good place to visit during sunset.
Puddle of La Laja
Charco La Laja is located in San Juan de La Rambla, in relatively the same area of Tenerife as Charco del Viento. It is a place of great natural beauty, with crystal clear waters. Caution should be exercised when swimming.
Puddle of Lightning
This natural pool in Buenavista del Norte is not as well known as the other natural pools on the list, and that is probably why it is an interesting place to visit in Tenerife. If you are ever in the Buenavista del Norte area, perhaps you are going to visit Punta de Teno.
Natural pools of Alcalá
These fantastic natural pools in Alcalá are really beautiful and a great place to swim when the tide is high and fills the pools. These spas are located near Playa La Jaquita. Nearby there is a children’s playground so it has become an ideal place to enjoy with the family.