Beaches are a favorite holiday destination. No doubt, you’ve included any number of coastal destinations you’d like to visit on your travel wish list. We’d like to take you one step further and suggest these places with the best swimming holes in the world. Whether it’s for your adventurous kids or for a romantic getaway, if you’re feeling the call of the wild, take note. 😌
TO SUA, A PIRATE JEWEL (SAMOA).
To Sua is a 30-meter-deep swimming hole on the Samoan island of Upolo. Crystal clear waters and lush vegetation make this place worthy of a pirate saga.
Pic by David Kirkland.
THE HYPNOTIC LENÇÓIS MARANHENSES NATIONAL PARK (BRAZIL).
The lagoons in Lençóis Maranhenses National Park are small ponds filled with crystal clear water surrounded by a desert landscape. An incredible adventure.
Pic by George Steinmetz.
VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES IN EL CALETÓN (SPAIN).
As a result of the eruption of the Trevejo volcano, these natural seaside swimming pools were formed in Garachico, north of Tenerife. You don’t have to go far to find movie-worthy landscapes.
Pic by Canal Viajes.
AKCHOUR WATERFALL (MOROCCO).
This beautiful waterfall, over 70 meters high, is located near Chaouen, on the Kelaa River. The contrast between the red limestone and the blue water is fascinating.
FANTASTICAL PAMUKKALE (TURKEY).
Pamukkale, which means “cotton castle” in Turkish, is located in southwestern Turkey. If you search for more pictures of this place, the pools may seem like they’re frozen. Nothing could be further from the truth: its the limestone and travertine that cause this optical effect.
Pic by Go Traveler.
IDYLLIC CENOTES (MEXICO).
Cenotes are a well-known phenomena in Mexico. Nothing in nature comes closer to a swimming pool. Some of the most well-known cenotes are Ik Kil and the Cenote Azul.
Pic by Tuula Vintage.
MYSTIC BLUE LAGOON (ICELAND).
If you’re looking for a unique holiday, Iceland is the place. Even if the temperatures outside drop below zero, the thermal waters in this lagoon remain at an average of 40º C. Relaxation guaranteed.
Pic by My Travel Map.