Freshwater beaches, springs and natural pools offer relief from summery heat in places where there is no coast.
Lago de Bañolas
It is the largest lake in Catalonia, in the province of Gerona. It is the main symbol of the city of Banyoles. The lake and its lacustrine basin are considered the most extensive karst complex in Spain, constituting an environmental system of remarkable value. Suggested by PCMImi
The Fontcalda (Tarragona)
Next to the Canaletes River, next to the Fontcalda Sanctuary, in Tarragona, we find natural pools with a pleasant temperature that reaches 28 degrees. Known as the Fountain of the Jets.
Beach of Landa (Vitoria)
In Vitoria there is La Playa de Landa, where 400 meters of beach with outdoor showers, toilets, parking, garden areas, tables, grills were prepared ... The bottom of the reservoir has been replaced by stone and gravel, instead of the mud and seaweed.
The Fishing (Teruel)
Near the Teruel population of Beceite, there is a natural space vertebrate by the Ulldemó river until it meets the Matarraña river and known as La Pesquera. Declared a Site of Community Interest, this protected space is an excellent option for those who like a fluvial bathing proposal: a pool system with crystalline waters and a stimulating temperature. Excellent alternative for a family getaway that seeks tranquility away from the city noise. Suggested by Sergio Lucas
Beach of Cimanes del Tejar (León)
Located a hundred meters from the town, the river beach also has large recreational areas with picnic areas next to the Órbigo and sports facilities. Suggested by Sergio Lucas
Beach of Zahara de la Sierra (Cádiz)
In the Arroyomolinos recreational area, visitors can bathe in their artificial beach in the Sierra de Cádiz. Suggested by Sergio Lucas
Beach of San Nicolás del Puerto (Seville)
This fluvial beach is located in the Sierra Norte de Sevilla, specifically in San Nicolás del Puerto. It is one of the main tourist attractions of this town of Seville, in addition to El Cerro del Hierro and the Cascadas del Hueznar. Suggested by Sergio Lucas
The Presillas (Madrid)
On its way through the El Paular Valley, in Rascafría, the Lozoya River forms natural pools with unbeatable views of Peñalara Peak.
Valdearenas beach, Iznájar Reservoir (Andalusia)
The Iznájar reservoir is called the Lake of Andalusia. It is located in the middle channel of the Genil river, it occupies lands of the provinces of Córdoba, Málaga and Granada. Its 981 million cubic meters of capacity, more than 100 kilometers of shore and 32 of length make it the largest in Andalusia and third in Spain. The Iznájar reservoir is the ideal setting for water sports, fishing, camping and swimming in areas such as Valdearenas beach, a kilometer and a half of fine sand conditioned as a place for bathing and recreation. Suggested by Rafacda2
The Sources of the Algar (Alicante)
Along the course of the Algar river we discover a karst landscape of limestone with beautiful waterfalls and springs that spring from the rocks. The pools of water that form offer a bath between pure and crystalline waters.
Every summer, the banks of the river full of grass turn into an impromptu beach full of bathers looking for a respite from the hot sultry weather.
Pantano de San Juan (Madrid)
The San Juan reservoir is undoubtedly the beach of Madrid. Formed by the Alberche River, a tributary of the Tagus, this reservoir is the only one in the Community of Madrid where bathing and water-powered activities are allowed.
Arenas de San Pedro (Ávila)
The Arenal River forms two ponds, one for children and another deeper for adults. Several dams regulate the depth of each pool. The water is so transparent that it is possible to see trout swimming next to us. The area is very well equipped: showers, trampolines, picnic areas, etc.
Embalse de Orellana (Badajoz)
It is the first indoor beach that gets a blue flag. This beach has everything you need to lie down under the Extremaduran sun: sand, beach bars, picnic areas, etc. It is even possible to practice water sports such as sailing or canoeing.
Lagunas de Ruidera
Las Lagunas de Ruidera is a true oasis of fresh water in the heart of La Mancha. With areas qualified for bathing, the Natural Park becomes every summer a true beach with bathers and waterfalls included.
The Pilones (Cáceres)
Within the nature reserve of the Garganta de los Infiernos, in the Valle del Jerte, we find some pools of crystal clear waters known as Los Pilones. Located in a natural landscape of great beauty, it is a pleasure to take a bath in one of these pools created by erosion and full of waterfalls and waterfalls.
Lake of Sanabria (Zamora)
The lake offers several artificial beaches and stones surrounded by oak, suitable for swimming and for water sports: diving, sailing or even windsurfing. Custa Llago is the main beach of this beautiful lake that even hides small islands of vegetation inside.