Charco Azul

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Erick H
Aalborg, Denmark176 contributions
Couples
An incredible spot to visit. This amazing attraction is mostly free. The only paid feature is the showers are €.50 per use. Otherwise there is a larger pool that has water coming in from the sea. And a smaller wading pool for people to hang in and around.

The larger pool isnt always open, depending on the weather. When we went there was a red flag up indicating no swimming allowed. Several area were roped off as well due to extra high waves affecting the area. And this isn't a loss of you can't swim. Just watching the waves on the rocks and pool is quite miraculous.

If you want, there is also a walking path where you can see some other areas that are full of longer waves and fun little lizards along the way.
Written March 8, 2020
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Sunandski1963
Canada256 contributions
Couples
It’s a steep walk or set of stairs to taller, but so worth it!
Change rooms, bathrooms and no cost for the pools (or bathrooms)

Very clean, and was a lovely place to have a swim.

Lots of families and everyone was having a free at day.

A full service restaurant is on site- somewhat high prices for the area- octopus options etc. We didn’t eat there but the place was full.
Written February 1, 2020
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Panagiotis Meletis
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain16 contributions
Friends
Watching the tide roll over the black rocks is truly a blessing. Pretty nice atmosphere, feels like a somehow touristic place, but also a secret one. I can't speak about the summer months though, as I was only here in early January. But still, we weren't the only ones visiting at the time. Didn't try the food, but the restaurant seems nice. Don't forget to go up the stairs afterwards for a much wider view of the natural pools from above.
Written January 4, 2020
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santpedor
Barcelona, Spain438 contributions
The day we visited there were very few people there so a swim in the charco was a real pleasure.There was a lifeguard on duty and only a handful of tourists.
This place is much nicer than the typical hotel pools.
Unfortunately the nearby restaurant was closed so we had to go elsewhere for lunch.
Written October 19, 2020
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Jacqueline H
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A little too public for us, it did look amazing though.
Extremely steep walk back to the nearby town, almost a 45 degree incline all the way for a 30 min walk! Don't be fooled by guide books which say 20 min walk. Everywhere in La Palma as well as La Gomera is up and down long steep hills. Very beautiful however I thought I was fit until I went on this holiday!
Written January 12, 2020
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Becknaide
Amsterdam, The Netherlands71 contributions
Family
The charco azul is built into the rocks and allows you to swim at a place where the sea can be particularly rough and dangerous to swim in. The day we went the sea was very rough. Waves were crashing over the wall of the lido and causing waves in the pool itself. I got caught by one of these waves and was thrown against the rocky side of the pool leaving me with a large bruise on my leg. So, not a completely safe place to swim. I think on a calmer day, it would be lovely. The pool is surrounded by sun terraces where you can relax and changing areas are also available.
Written August 30, 2013
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TokyoMaxim
Brussels, Belgium24 contributions
Family
Even on December 26th we were able to swim in the natural pools without being cold. It is free, there are four changing cabins and €0.50 showers. Nice activity for kids. You are just next to the waves.
Written December 26, 2018
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rachael b
Crawley, England, United Kingdom81 contributions
Couples
Admittingly we did not swim during our visit as temperature wasn't warm enough but what an amazing thing to visit during the warmer time of year natural sea pool you also have toilet facilities and a bar/cafe for food and refreshments would also recommend for families as there's another man made pool there too.
Written December 25, 2014
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melvyngilbert
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK339 contributions
Having endured the extremely chilly water (19°) at our supposedly heated pool in Los Cancajos we decided to try Charco Azul. After 20 minutes in the car we arrived at the stunning spot on the coast and was pleasently surprised to find the water temperature a few degrees warmer. This pool is located right on the coast and is fed by sea water but is completely protected from the roaring waves of the ocean. Our swim was very relaxing followed by a shower that cost €0.50 and a round of drinks at the cafe overlooking the pool.
Written December 9, 2019
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DerrickJS
Esher, UK799 contributions
Built out of volcanic larva bricks and rocks the pools in Charco Azul are one of the strangest swimming areas I have seen. It is only a half hour drive up from Santa Cruz or and hour or so from the popular all inclusive hotel on the other side of the island.
The pools are fresh sea water protected from the sharp rocks by skilful building and a fantastic place to chill out, watch the Atlantic and eat seafood. Crabs and Canarian Geko's scurry between the rocks totally oblivious to the odd swimmer or sunbather.
There is also the local Kestrel which flits around picking the odd snack which makes an interesting sight.
You can also take a short walk along a purpose built path to the neighbouring village of San Andres which is one of the prettier sights on the island.
Written September 25, 2015
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