Top 10 Natural Pools You Must See

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How much do you spend on a one-night stay in resorts just to have a good-night swim or refreshing morning dive? Mother Nature doesn’t want you to do that, so she gave birth to some natural pools that are just as refreshing, if not more, than the man-made pools you risk your silver coins for. Check ten of them here.

1. Marieta Islands, Mexico

A beach under a hole in the ground—this must be the first time you’ve heard something like that. In Marieta Islands, twenty nautical miles from Puerto Vallarta, lies a one-of-a-kind beach with a natural swimming pool you’d kill to take a dive in. It was untouched for so many years, but after photos of it spread over the Internet, it became a sensation.

2. Havasu Falls, Supai, Arizona

Also known as the famed blue-green waterfalls, the Havasu Falls is the epitome of beauty with its jaw-dropping wonder and is a great destination for hikers. It is taken care of the Havasupai people who live near the falls in the Supai Village. The natural pool it creates offers a great time to its numerous visitors.

3. Tat Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang, Laos


 

 

The Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls or the Kuang Si Waterfalls is located south of Luang Prabang in Laos, a country considered to have remained untouched by the modern demands. It is a three-tier falls that begin in shallow pools atop a steep hillside and run down as a 60-meter cascade.

4. Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, Zambia


It sounds dangerous. Of course, imagine swimming with the devil on his pool. While it is true that it can be quite hazardous because it lies on  the edge of Victoria Falls and if you go over the side a little, a 360-foot drop awaits you, it remains a must-see for foreigners and travelers alike. It is available for swimming from September to December, when it is less dangerous.

5. Giola, Thassos, Greece


 

 

A breathtaking natural lagoon can be found in Thassos, Greece. The Island of Thassos is surrounded by the crystal-blue waters of the Aegean Sea, and this natural swimming spot is just one of the many things you can enjoy there.

6. Sliding Rock, Brevard, North Carolina


The natural pool is situated at the base of a 60-foot natural rock slide. It is 6–7 feet deep and is perfect for those who are on for a real adventure. Considered as the most famous natural waterslide in North Carolina, the Sliding Rock attracts thousands of visitors every year.

7. Blue Lagoon Resort, Grindavík, Iceland

Looking for a natural massager? You can find one in the works of the waters in Blue Lagoon. Its waters are rich in silica and sulfur and many other minerals that help prevent skin diseases like psoriasis.

8. Little River Canyon, Alabama


 

 

Declared as a United States National Reserve, the Little River Canyon is a mountaintop river located on top of Lookout Mountain near Fort Payne, Alabama, and DeSoto State Park. As it is considered as one of the cleanest waterways in the South, swimming here won’t be a problem.

9. Ik Kil, Cenote, Mexico


Cenotes have always been considered sacred during ancient times. The name comes from the Mayan word for wells. Young men and women were thrown to these areas as a sacrifice to their god of rain. But a cenote in Mexico, rather than being used for sacrifices, draws countless visitors because of its beauty. The Ik Kil Cenote is a natural pit that is open to the sky, formed by a collapsing cave. Measuring 25 meters beneath the surface, this cenote is visited by many guests who want to freshen up through a good and refreshing swim.

10. Fairy Pools, Scotland

If you are in Scotland, you can’t just leave the place without paying a visit to the popular Fairy Pools. A swim in the crystal-clear waters in the area would make you feel like there are dancing fairies around you.

You don’t have to go to luxurious hotels and resorts and pay hundreds of bucks just to see the best pools. Nature made them for you. These are just ten of them. We’re sure there are many more pools out there, waiting to be dived in.

 

 

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