Natural Pools

Nestled within the stunning landscapes of the Canary Islands, one discovers the beauty of the mesmerizing natural pools. Shaped by volcanic rocks over millennia, these pools offer safe havens for swimmers seeking respite from the Atlantic waves.

Yet, their significance extends beyond recreational enjoyment. These aquatic gems also serve as vital ecosystems, harboring diverse marine species and emphasizing the ecological importance of the archipelago.



The volcanic origin of the Canary Islands plays a key role in the creation of these pools.

The eruptions from ancient volcanoes have left behind an intricate network of channels and depressions, allowing seawater to flow into these enclosed areas, naturally replenishing them and ensuring a constant supply of fresh seawater.

This process maintains the pools’ water quality and allows them to sustain marine life. Some of these beautiful spots are: Charco Azul (El Hierro), Charco de la Laja (La Palma), Charco del Caleton (Tenerife) and Charco de los Clicos (Lanzarote).

Preserving these delicate natural pools demands collective responsibility. Conservation efforts are underway to safeguard these environments from the impacts of tourism.

Striking a delicate balance between human enjoyment and environmental protection. By limiting access during certain periods, they allow marine life to thrive undisturbed.