For many people, going to Alicante is synonymous with the beach, and this is logical, as there are countless alternatives for spending a day by the sea. In addition, you can discover beautiful coves and find places without so many tourists. However, it is not the only alternative to take a dip in the sea in summer. We are not referring to the hotel swimming pool, which is also a good option, but to the many natural swimming pools in Alicante that you can enjoy.
Which natural pools in Alicante are not to be missed?
Visiting the natural pools in Alicante will allow you to spend time in contact with nature and enjoy an alternative plan to the beaches. They are ideal for bathing in summer, but the climate of the area may allow you to go earlier and extend your swims.
Regardless of the reason for your visit to the area or where you are staying, the important thing is that you set aside a day or more to visit some of these natural pools that will allow you to experience truly unforgettable moments.
We don’t want to keep you any longer and we invite you to discover the best natural swimming pools in Alicante.
Gorg del Salt
The translation of the word Gorg makes it clear what you will find, as it means “pond”. It is located in the Barranco de la Encantada ravine. It will be an unforgettable visit, but you should be aware that, if you go in summer and especially at weekends, you may not be able to park and access the area if you don’t get up early enough. There is a waterfall that simulates a natural lake.
Moli de L´Ombría
The Molino de L´Ombría is located very close to the Sierra de Mariola, which is where the Vinalopó river rises, close to the province of Valencia. You will be surprised by the cleanliness of its waters and also that you can camp in the area as long as you request it in advance.
Racó de Sant Bonaventura
This natural beach is formed by different waterfalls and pools. It is located very close to Alcoy and the upper area of the Vinalopó river. The best way to reach the area is on foot. Nearby you can also discover the source of the river Molinar.
Fonts de L´Algar
Las Fuentes del Algar is surely one of the best known natural beaches in the area. They are located near Callosa D’En Sarriá. As you can expect, the area is usually crowded, especially when the good weather arrives, although the water is always quite cold.
Unlike other beaches in the area, in this case, the entrance is not free and both children and adults have to pay, although the amount is moderate.
The springs are easily accessible and among all the pools you can find some deeper and some shallower, you will have to choose the ones you find more attractive.
Salto del Barranco de Bolulla
If you don’t want to pay to go to a natural pool, we offer you an alternative: the Salto del Barranco de Bolulla, which is very close to the Fuentes del Algar. You will enjoy clean water, a big waterfall and some natural slides.
Salt de Xixona
In the birthplace of turron, Jijona, you will discover this natural pool of great beauty and impressive flora. It is a waterfall more than 20 metres high and is located in the course of the Torre de les Maçanes river. It is easy to access, as you can get there by car and then continue walking to the natural beach.
Font Major de Sella
In addition to the natural beach, in this area you can camp or spend the day. Be careful, as although it is not a very long beach, it does have a great depth. The vegetation is very abundant in the area and you will be able to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Pont del L´Orxa
If you are looking for a quiet place to enjoy a natural pool, the Pont del L’Orxa is undoubtedly one of the best options. It is not a very popular place, but it is very beautiful.
This is another of the most emblematic places to bathe in such an environment. It is a very deep marsh, in which you have to swim with caution.
An important aspect is that the bathing areas are marked off and should only be accessible, otherwise it can be quite dangerous.
What should you take into account when you go to the natural swimming pools in Alicante?
If you want to enjoy an unforgettable day in one of the natural pools in Alicante, don’t forget these tips:
- Try to go during the week.
- Take a high level of sun protection.
- Don’t forget to bring food.
- Obey all the rules.
- Only people who swim well should go.
- Avoid high jumps.
- Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the area.
Spending the day in one of these natural pools in Alicante will allow you to cool off without having to go to the beach, so be sure to visit them. The best thing? They are all within easy driving distance from the Hotel Don Pancho.