The TOP TEN natural pools in North Extremadura

ENGLISH VERSION

In the North of Extremadura there are no beaches, but we have natural pools, and people who try them come back for more.
The main attraction of these pools is that they are surrounded by nature. Bathing in these waters is good for body and soul. Some of these natural pools are hidden and have a magical touch, other are more popular and have all the necessary facilities for the day, such as restaurants, parking lot, and restrooms. We asked Amar Extremadura make us a list of the best pools and here you have it. These are the top ten natural pools in the North of Extremadura.

1 LOS PILONES IN JERTE VALLEY

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Photo by Amar Extremadura

Can you imagine bathing in natural hot tubs carved out of the rock? Los Pilones are a Spanish Natural Reserve, but they could also be a “water park” for their uniqueness and beauty. It is a special place for nature lovers for its special environment and that can only be reached on foot or on horseback. Probably the most famous in the country, and it is in North of Extremadura. GPS Coordinates 40.206199, -5.771654

 

 

2. EL LAGO DE JARAÍZ EN LA VERA

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One of the best natural pools in Extremadura. El Lago de Jaraíz has has good roads, parking, shade, restaurants and crystalline waters, a large place to spend whole days. It is on the road from La Vera, between Jaraíz de la Vera and Cuacos de Yuste. GPS coordinates 40.080170, -5.747885

3. NATURAL POOL OF ACEBO, IN SIERRA DE GATA

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It is one of the most beautiful and well cared-for in the region and has three pools, all very charming. They have clear water and lush vegetation; also have long spaces with grass and nice outdoors restaurants. GPS Coordinates 40.201946, -6.724776

4. LA PESQUERONA AND EL SIMÓN IN CABEZUELA DEL VALLE, IN THE MIDDLE OF JERTE VALLEY

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Photo by Amar Extremadura

There are two natural pools at the edge of the road Jerte Valley, and bathers are surrounded by cherry trees at the time of year (summer) when the neighbors gather the precious cherries. It is equipped with all the necessary facilities to spend a comfortable day and has a playground, sand and lawns. GPS Coordinates 40.197817, -5.802183

 

 

5. LA FÁBRICA IN CASAS DEL MONTE IN AMBROZ VALLEY

Photo by Amar Extremadura
Photo by Amar Extremadura

The chilly waters of the Garganta Ancha is a delight for the senses. There is space around pool to lie and areas to eat protected from the sun. You can choose from several outdoor restaurants while children can enjoy both the adventures of the river and diving into the water, as they would in any artificial pool, but in the middle of nature. GPS Coordinate 40.205784, -5.963214

 

 

6. GARGANTA DE ALARDOS IN MADRIGAL DE LA VERA

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7. EL VAO IN CABEZUELA DEL VALLE, IN JERTE VALLEY

Foto cortesía de Amar Extremadura
Foto cortesía de Amar Extremadura

The size of this pool could well be surprising, as it is said to be among the largest of Extremadura. Located in Jerte Valley, it is very accessible and its metal footbridge hanging the famous padlocks of love. It has all the necessary services to comfortably spend a day by the river. 40.191564, -5.809017

8. EL NOGALÓN IN JERTE

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Very easy to reach it is located within the town that gives its name to the river. It is a perfectly singular space designed for recreation  and not only the features of other natural pools, but also offers sports areas and places to picnic. GPS Coordinates 40.220832, -5.749848

9. GARGANTA DE CUARTOS IN LOSAR DE LA VERA

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Photo by Amar Extremadura

One of the best known pools of Extremadura based on the large influx of visitors every year. Its landscape is postcard-perfect with the bridge that crosses it, the rich vegetation that surrounds it and the emerald waters from Gredos. The landscape is dotted with very unusual pools and also offers facilities for tourists. GPS Coordinates 40.110808, -5.581804

 

 

10. NATURAL POOL OF HOYOS IN SIERRA DE GATA

Photo by Amar Extremadura
Photo by Amar Extremadura

 

 

It is a real paradise in Sierra de Gata, where you can find time for relaxation and accessories for a nice day of swimming with greenery, grill, cocktail bar and even a library for entertaining swimmers. GPS Coordinates 40.175161, -6.693543

We have a bonus for you … the natural pool number 11

 

 

11. THE BRIDGE OF PINOFRANQUEADO, IN LAS HURDES

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Located in a beautiful natural setting of Las Hurdes, the bathing area is highlighted with a  riverside path dotted with several restaurants.   This path is affectionately referred to as the “promenade”.  GPS Coordinates 40.299348, -6.333614

Enjoy it!

 

SPANISH VERSION: El Top Ten de las piscinas naturales en el Norte de Extremadura

 (Thanks to Bianca Moe Walser)

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