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Europe’s best natural swimming pools


Planet Earth is full of natural wonders that very few people get to see for themselves, but why should we get to see what wonders our planet has on offer? We should spend our vacations climbing mountains, checking out volcanoes, diving under the water, and even having a swim in natural swimming pools that really do need to be seen to be believed. Thankfully, Europe is full of amazing natural pools that you can check out for yourself. So, which one will you be checking out first?

Cascate del Mulino, Italy

If you don’t already have Cascate del Mulino on your bucket list, then you should probably add it right away. These beautiful geothermal pools are segmented amongst rocks and waterfalls, which gives you the chance to check out all of the different ones on offer before choosing your favorite. The pools are also surrounded by rustic houses and trees, and you’ll feel completely secluded in the process. What could be better than that?

Cascate del Mulino

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

You’ve probably already heard of this one, because the Blue Lagoon is one of the main reasons why so many people have this destination on their bucket list. This natural hot spring features is one of the most beautiful things you will ever see, and there’s no doubt about the fact that it’s also pretty good for you. The minerals in the water and the mud cleanse your body and your skin, and you’ll leave feeling totally refreshed. As if that wasn’t enough, the Blue Lagoon even has its own bar!

Benagil Sea Cave, Portugal

Everyone loves a secluded cave, right? Well, the Benagil Sea Cave may be right up your street. It’s located 500 feet away from the main beach, but very few people know that just around the corner is a secluded beach set in the middle of a limestone cave. With a hole at the top so you can see the sky above, it almost makes you feel as though you have been stranded on a desert island. Of course, no trip to a sea cave would be complete without going in the sea itself.

Grotta Della Poesia, Italy

Italy is home to all kinds of beautiful natural swimming pools, and the Grotta Della Poesia is another one of them. Surrounded by large cliffs, the only way to check out this pool in all of its glory is to jump from a height – so it’s not for the fainthearted. However, when you do this, you’ll be able to see the crystal clear waters, you’ll be able to explore the caves, and you’ll be able to enjoy the thrill of the jump.

Grotta Della Poesia

Seljavallalaug Pool, Iceland

Much of Iceland is covered in mountains and rocky terrain, and that’s exactly what you’ve got to traverse if you want to check out the Seljavallalaug Pool. This natural pool can only be found if you’re willing to take an unmarked trail 30 minutes into the mountains, but there’s no doubt about the fact that the hard work will be worth it. Because it’s so isolated, you’ll be able to enjoy the whole thing in peace and quiet as you chill out after the hike.

If you love the natural wonders of the world, then you’ll be happy to know that Europe is full of natural pools that you just have to check out.