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“Fancy a swim?”

Ranked #1 of 57 things to do in Zamora
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Vila Real
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fancy a swim?”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great water in a beautiful setting. Great place for families. Besides swimming you can hire a paddle boat or a canoe.

Visited August 2014
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Madrid, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Awesome glacier originated lake”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

The lake is awesome, the nature and wildlife incredible. You can also do some hiking to discover smaller natural lakes.

Visited August 2014
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3 Thank Antonioggm
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Porto, Portugal
Level 6 Contributor
276 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Excelent to relax. ”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Great location to relax and play in the snow. Its very quiet and all the local people are very friendly and helpfull. Theres not so many places to stay at night so if you need you must book it with some time in advanced.

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2 Thank MiguelC0
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Madrid, Spain
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very very nice trip, beautiful pristine mountain lake”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

The lago is super-nice with several sandy beaches for wonderful "refreshing" swimming in the clear but COLD lake. It is in a beautiful mountain setting with some wonderful small Spanish towns around (and Portuguese towns just over the border). The visitor's center has good exhibits. Saw some big trout in the lake but, strangely, no one fishing. We went during the US Labor Day holiday the first weekend of September and things were definitely winding down and apparently much less crowded than during the peak of summer. We also saw a large, singular grove of HUGE ancient chestnut trees in a "church yard" of a very old church sourrounded by a stone wall. It was just a very tranquil and peaceful place as we were the only visitors. I would highly recommend a visit to the lake and its surrounds. Puebla de Sanabria is one of the larger towns and is also quite nice and has a nicely lit castle at night.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Paul S
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Braganca, Portugal
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Holidays”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Lago de Sanabria is one of my favourite spots in the world... If you´re looking for sun, swimming, water fun, good food, relaxed environment, you MUST go there. A huge lake that offers camping, nature, beautiful surroundings, good food and friendly locals. What can you ask for more???
Enjoy

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3 Thank LeLibero
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