As it is well known, Seville is characterized by having one of the hottest summers in the whole country, but don’t panic, today we bring some ideas of where we can find natural pools surrounded by nature where we can take a good dip this summer with family and friends. A plan that, without a doubt, you must not let go.
There are many benefits to choosing these natural pools instead of moving to the beach. First of all, we will save the recurrent caravans that these mobilisations produce in the summer stage. Moreover, we will be surrounded by a beautiful natural site which also offers us other activities, such as fishing or hiking.
On the other hand, it is important to take into account that these places are not guarded spaces like beaches, so it will not be of more extreme precautions at the time of bathing, for example, regarding the rocks, the depth of the waters and even the native fauna. We should never forget to protect ourselves from the sun even if we are not at the beach, as during these days of the year the sun can be particularly harmful to our skin, especially for the youngest members of the family.
In Villaverde del Río, 26 km from Seville, we can find this natural spot under Sierra Morena, also known as Pozos de Villaverde. The river Siete Arroyos offers a wonderful location for bathers, surrounded by vegetation, waterfalls and pools.
Located in the area that includes Sierra Norte and Sierra Morena, Lagos del Serrano is in the village of Guillena, although the nearest town is El Ronquillo, 3 km away. Being an ideal place for water activities such as fishing, cycling and hiking, Lagos del Serrano are crossed by Ruta de la Plata, the Camino de Santiago and the ancient Roman road. Access is fairly easy via the A-66 motorway that connects Gijón and Seville.
El Martinete is located in Sierra del Norte Natural Park in Seville. In it we can find the edge of the river Huéznar and is also enabled to make camping. We will find many waterfalls and pools in it and, although it is not allowed to swim, it is worth visiting for the wonder it is for the senses.
Isla Margarita, also known as “Isla del Pescador”, is a very busy spot located in Sierra Norte Natural Park where swimming is allowed. It has a recreational area with parking area, tables, barbecues, toilets and kiosks. It is very close to the Cazalla-Constantina railway line, and has a greenway enabled for access by bicycle.
Located in the village of Villaverde del Río and close to the siphon bridge of the Viar channel over Siete Arroyos, this natural spot is inhabited by beautiful vegetation formed by myrtles, lentiscus and strawberry trees, and upstream you can find numerous natural pools and small beaches of great beauty.
A small stream situated to the north of Sierra Norte Natural Park, Benalija Riverbank is a place of great beauty where we can even find a cave with a lake inside. It has abundant vegetation, mainly ash and poplar. We can also find some flour mills that remained in operation until the end of the twentieth century called the Hunchback Mills.
Close to Cazalla de la Sierra, it is located in Sierra Norte, and can be easily reached by taking the A-455. It has places fitted out as picnic and camping áreas, and receives the waters of Benalija Riverbank. Its waters are very Deep, so it is advisable to be especially cautious in this reservoir, since we can find great unevenness.
Crossed by Galindón River, San Nicolás del Puerto is a village located in Sierra Norte of Seville. It has an artificial beach which is located next to the Roman Bridge, an area enabled for swimmers on the Banks of the river Galindón, and about 2 m deep. It is also equipped with numerous services, from parking, showers, beach bars, to surveillance. San Nicolás del Puerto has a rich history and heritage as it was originally populated by Celts and Romans. In addition to the artificial beach, this village has many interesting places to visit.