With the arrival of summer it is common to cool off with a good swim on the beach or in the pool. But nevertheless, Non-coastal provinces such as Cuenca have other means to cool off either in natural pools, rivers or ponds. In fact, In the province of Cuenca there are numerous natural pools of great beauty where you can cool off and also enjoy a great day with family or friends to eat or have a snack.
The common denominator of these natural pools and rivers in the province of Cuenca are their great natural wealth and crystal clear waters.. They are places where you can bathe in a relaxed way and that do not have the handicap of the waves and also treasure a cool water temperature. Then, we highlight the natural pools, Cuenca's most outstanding rivers and reservoirs.
The Chorreras of the Cabriel river
Less than 100 kilometers from Cuenca is the town of Enguídanos and Villora. These towns are lucky to have the Chorreras del Río Cabriel, a spectacular succession of sickles, pools, waterfalls, rapids and calm waters ideal for swimming.
It has an enabled parking, Although you will have to get up early to park as it is very popular in the summer time. The hiking route to the main natural pools of Cabriel is also interesting..
This river that runs through the municipality of Santa María del Val is characterized by its abundant vegetation. This river is born and dies in the same province of Cuenca and treasures a great vegetation along its 45 km of journey, giving us beauty and perfect areas to cool off in summer.
Although the most visited area is the source of the Cuervo River and its beautiful waterfalls, there are other remarkable areas with elements of great relevance and beauty, like the Raven's Corner.
Pozas de Palomera
The pools of Palomera are formed by the Huécar River and serve as a place of refreshment and enjoyment for the people of Palomera, solo 3 km from town. A true paradise of incredibly crystal clear waters, up to which it is not only advisable to come during the summer to enjoy a pleasant bath, but also in spring, since this is when the river carries more water.
Beach ”of Cañamares
Cañamares is a Cuenca town of great beauty, which is located in the natural limit between the Alcarria and the Sierra de Cuenca. This is where the Cañamares beach is located, in a town that can boast of having truly incredible landscapes and a tranquility that invites the traveler to rest.
One of the most famous charms is the Escabas river that runs through it completely and is framed by the Fuertescusa and Priego gorges.. The liquid element has created a pool of water at the height of Cañamares creating a fabulous indoor beach suitable for the whole family
In the middle of the Serranía Alta de Cuenca, we find the El Tobar lagoon, an immense space in which to enjoy with the five senses of nature in all its expression. Water, flora and fauna go hand in hand in a landscape that could well inspire the content of a painting or the image of a photograph to remember. A bathing area located in the Sierra de Cuenca, in which peace and quiet are the great hosts.
El Chantre Recreational Area
The El Chantre Recreational Area is a bathing area that is also very frequented by the inhabitants of the provincial capital, the city of Cuenca, which is not surprising if we take into account the beauty of the place. It is a stretch of the Júcar river in which we find various ideal spots for swimming, and that is located in a wide esplanade, converted into a recreational area. further, The pool stairs area has been equipped to facilitate bathing.
The Buendía reservoir
It is located between the provinces of Cuenca and Guadalajara. Also known as "Mares de Castilla", It is one of the most beautiful areas of Cuenca to enjoy a bath this summer. In addition to bathing in its calm and clean waters, you can enjoy water activities and even fish due to its abundant amount of fish. Its surroundings invite us to take pleasant walks and enjoy the Buendía reservoir from many interesting points, as the well-known Route of the Faces.
Cortados de Villalba
They are known as Cortados de Villalba, located in front of another well-known place, the Devil's Window, a natural viewpoint from which you can enjoy magnificent views of the region. It is a canyon through which the crystalline waters of the Júcar River run between high rocky and vertical walls, forming rapids and jumps and creating a wonderful and bucolic scene.
Among all these natural pools and refreshing rivers we find a magnificent restaurant where to eat, Abrasador Finca Embid Restaurant, specialist in grilled meat and local cuisine. further, This restaurant is located inside a campsite where you can stay to make routes in the natural pools and visit them all for several days.