Natural swimming pools in Gran Canaria

Oct. 15, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

The diversity of the climate gives us a variety of sceneries and spots that offer us endless ways to enjoy the different places that make up the island. An example of this are the natural swimming pools of Gran Canaria, which are undoubtedly a very interesting option to enjoy the coast, the sun and the Atlantic Ocean.

You will feel the changing spaces and landscapes as you move north, something that can only happen on an island like Gran Canaria. The golden sand becomes natural pools created by the erosion of the volcanic rock, the true natural origin of the Canary Islands.

Natural Swimming Pools: the North of the Island

The concept of spending a day at the beach can be lived in a completely different way due to these fabulous natural places. Each of these magical corners is worth mentioning in any tourist itinerary, as the natural swimming pools of Gran Canaria are an attraction that often escapes the tourist imagination.

Ideal for snorkeling or any of its variants, its crystal clear waters and volcanic rocks, the sound of the sea in the distance and the bright sun will give you a fantastic day at the beach in areas full of humility, such as those municipalities that form the north of Gran Canaria.

Roque Prieto (Gáldar)

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Roque Prieto is a place that calls for relax thanks to its natural swimming pools. Located in the municipality of Santa María de Guía, this extraordinary corner is made up of two man-made swimming pools that make them ideal for enjoying a quiet and revitalizing swim in the transparent waters of northern Gran Canaria.

It is advisable to pay attention to the fierceness of the sea, although it is usually possible to swim without any fear in any of the areas of the swimming pools, since there are areas of very shallow depth ideal for spending a day with the little ones and others perfect for water activities such as snorkelling.

Las Salinas (Agaete)

Talking about Agaete and not saying the word beauty in the middle of the sentence would be a mistake. In this coastal town you will find calm and relax, ideal for a day on the coast. The final stop to get to the neighbouring island of Tenerife, as the since the ferry that goes to Santa Cruz de Tenerife sails every day from Puerto de las Nieves in Agaete.

Agaete has some amazing natural swimming pools that will give you a day full of sunshine, calm and purity while you enjoy a bath in revitalizing waters. Another splendid place to go with family, friends or even alone thanks to the easy access and the atmosphere breathed in the middle of every swimming pool in this area.

You will enjoy these corner where the water reaches up to the waist to dive and discover the small fauna left behind by the waves that fill the swimming pools. 

Los Charcones de Bañaderos (Arucas)

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You will find this impressive place in the beautiful municipality of Arucas, which holds two incredible and immense swimming pools adapted by man to guarantee a peaceful bath next to the Atlantic Ocean. You will enjoy a wonderful solarium and the calm breathed in this small locality of the north of Gran Canaria.

Easily accessible and close to restaurants where you can taste typical dishes of Canarian gastronomy, it is ideal to spend a day enjoying the natural swimming pools of Arucas and discovering a new concept of beach on the island.

Charco de San Lorenzo (Moya)

If you pass through the municipality of Moya, specifically through the small town of San Lorenzo, you will find these two large natural swimming pools which have been conditioned and equipped with all the facilities needed to enjoy the pleasure of bathing in the middle of the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

You will also have at your disposal a large number of services such as restaurants, parking areas and proximity to the motorway. All this makes the Charco de San Lorenzo a great option to take a refreshing dip in this extraordinary natural swimming pool in Moya.

The largest of the swimming pools that makes up this natural volcanic area measures about 75 meters long and 45 meters wide with a depth that makes the place optimal for activities such as snorkeling.

These places in the north of the island will give you a splendid holiday thanks to the tranquillity and purity breathed in all the localities that form the north of Gran Canaria. In order to enjoy all the natural swimming pools on the island, we recommend that you stay in hotels that provide you with the quality you deserve on your vacation and extend the tranquillity experienced in each of the places mentioned above.

Don Gregory is our first recommendation. This hotel is a haven of peace and relax thanks to its Wellness area, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the great spa, experiences massages and aesthetic therapies. All this together with the excellent Nordic style that gives the hotel the calm needed to spend a holiday away from routine and stress.

Mirador Maspalomas is our second recommendation, as it is an excellent value for money accommodation. Its dynamic and pleasant atmosphere makes it an ideal option for those who come looking for activity and movement in their holidays. In this hotel you will find all the services you need to continue living Gran Canaria in a fun and active way.

Maspalomas Resort and Suites & Villas is our third recommendation. A perfect hotel to enjoy a family vacation thanks to the excellent bungalows provided with all the features you need to have the tranquility and privacy that your family deserves. Enjoy extraordinary walks through its lush gardens surrounded by palm trees that lead to the amazing swimming pools where the little ones will have a great time with Duni, the hotel mascot.

These hotels are the best way to enjoy your holidays, as they are located in ideal areas to take advantage of the best tourist spots in the south of the island. Access from the GC-1 motorway that will take you to the north, where you will find these extraordinary natural swimming pools of Gran Canaria. Enjoy relaxing and wonderful beach days with the unmatched weather of the northern towns of this island located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

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