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
2. Havasu Falls, Supai, Arizona
3. Tat Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang, Laos
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
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
8. Little River Canyon, Alabama
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
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.