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The 5 Natural Pools of Tenerife that you cannot miss

Nature is unpredictable, and on occasion, it creates the most picturesque scenes that, with the force of the ocean, transform themselves into natural pools of Tenerife.

The enviable climate that you can find at any time of the year in Tenerife and its more than 350 km of coastline, are just some hints of the impressive natural pools of Tenerife that we want to share with you today. Immerse yourself in the essence of Tenerife and see how the rocky and volcanic formations have created beautiful natural pools in Tenerife. It is a gift of nature that you should not miss. Some of them you will not find in the travel guides and others have had the surrounds landscaped so that they are accessible for the whole family. You decide where the adventure begins!

The best of the Natural Pools in Tenerife South: El Tancón

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Natural Pools Tenerife South: Paseo La Jaquita

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Charco of Isla Cangrejo


On the coast of Santiago del Teide, we can find this natural pool in the Isla Cangrejo urbanization. You can enjoy a dip with your family and sunbathing overlooking the cliffs of Los Gigantes.

When the tide is High, with strong waves, you must take care. Although it is a quiet area in which to watch the sunset, your safety is the most important consideration..



El Caletón

gf-hoteles-piscinas-naturales-tenerife-el-caleton-garachicoIn the town of Garachico, one of the most beautiful villages you can visit in Tenerife, you will not only fall in love with its streets and buildings full of history but also with its natural pools. The Caletón appeared in Garachico after the eruption of the Trevejo volcano in 1706, which buried a large part of the town and, when the lava reached the sea, it created these natural pools in Tenerife that we enjoy today. If you decide to swim in its waters, it is a very quiet area suitable for all visitors.



Natural Pools Tenerife North: Punta del Hidalgo

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The natural pools of Punta del Higaldo are located on the coast of San Cristobal de La Laguna, a city that you may wish to visit, since it is a World Heritage Site and offers an interesting cultural experience. Therefore, the natural pools of Punta del Hidalgo have a Blue Flag. This confirms the excellent state of the water and the services you can find in the area. It is a pleasant excursion tailor-made for the whole family, that you cannot miss.


We hope that these 5 natural pools in Tenerife have awakened your adventurous spirit. If you have any question about the route or location of any of them, don’t hesitate to contact our team at GF Hotels. We will be happy to help you and give you some extra recommendations to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. If, on the other hand, you prefer to use your holiday to rest and not leave your sun lounger, we will take care of the rest!  What are you waiting for, book your next holiday now!