NATURAL SWIMMING-POOLS IN LA ALPUJARRA
Enjoy this summer and discover the “Culture of Water”
The Andalusians established the culture in which water was essential, that is why the came t olive to these lands.
The Alpujarra is the water that accompanies you and whispers on the roads, it is the breath and nourishment of everything alive that you see and are. Water never sleeps, just wait until you look at it for a second and contemplate its work.
The Alpujarra is an area very rich in water, both for its springs or hot springs, as well as for its rivers, laundries and fountains, symbol of La Alpujarra. And with the arrival of summer and the heat it is always good to know that we have somewhere near to take a dip and cool off from the intense heat. The Alpujarra as we said is a mountain area closely linked to water, so here are some of the best rivers in Granada to bathe, both for its beauty and its purity. Of course, they are mountain rivers, so the water is rather cold. Here we are going to show you some options!
NATURAL BATH AREAS IN LA ALPUJARRA YOU HAVE TO KNOW THIS SUMMER
PUENTE ABUCHITE (CAPILEIRA)
In our same town, about 20 minutes walking from our hotel, you will find this charming bridge that crosses the Poqueira River.
It is an area through which many routes pass, so probably on some of the hiking trails you do in Capileira, you will pass by. Just at the height of the bridge, there is an area where you can take a bath in the clean waters of Poqueira river.
A few minutes from Capileira is this town, one of the most representative of the Alpujarra, in which water is very present, even passing through its streets and its most central squares.
If we follow the path of the Poqueira River from Pampaneira, one of the best rivers in Granada to bathe, there are a series of waterfalls and bathing pools, some of them nudist, where you can mix with nature to enjoy a different way of the spectacular landscapes of the area.
PICNIC AREA “JUNTA DE LOS RÍOS” IN PORTUGOS
An ideal place to spend a day in nature. Conditioning with picnic area and even barbecue area, the views from its natural viewpoint are spectacular. To the side there is a lush waterfall in the so-called Tajo Cortés, surrounded by a beautiful pine forest. There is also a natural source.
POOL OF PITRES CAMPING
For something more practical, in the campsite of this town there is a pool that can be accessed even if you are not staying inside the same campsite. The price is € 4 for adults and € 2 for children. A good option to spend a morning or an afternoon of swimming pool in La Alpujarra.
THE WATER IN THE ALPUJARRA
Apart from these bathing areas, in La Alpujarra there are other spectacular places where water and nature come together to offer us unique areas of exuberant beauty.
This municipality includes several towns that are directly related to water. After passing the town of Pitres, its capital, the Bermejo river crosses the road. In that natural area you can see ancient chestnut trees, mills and spectacular waterfalls.
In the same municipality there are other places of interest such as Mecina, with a spring of sour water; Fondales, where there is a beautiful medieval bridge over the Trevélez or Ferreirola River, with La Gaseosa, which mixes ferruginous waters with natural gas.
SOUR SOURCE OF PÓRTUGOS
The famous sour source of Pórtugos is one of the most visited places in La Alpujarra because is a spring from which water comes out with magnificent healing properties. This obligatory visit leaves the concave of a stone and is at the foot of a hermitage. In addition, in this heavenly place there is a waterfall.
Moving away a little, towards the area of the large population centers such as Órgiva or Lanjarón, we can find several rivers and natural sources that make this area a magnificent place to enjoy the water that Mother Nature gives us.
Also in Lanjarón there is a famous spa, which uses up to 6 springs of mineral-medicinal waters with great healing properties. Remember that from the springs in this area comes one of the best mineral waters in Spain, the water of Lanjarón.