Phenomenal Natural Pools In the World
Mother Nature is perfection when it comes to word about all environmental appearing, there are many places hidden from human eyes and hands that are creatures by it and are surrounded by fantastic scenery, from waterfalls, lakes to caves. In this post we choose to show some of the most amazing and incredible natural pools around the world to see in your lifetime.
1. Giola Natural Pools, Greece
Amazing blue-green pool with warmer waters than sea. Giola is a beautiful natural rocky pool located in the region of Astris. The height of the rocks reaches up to 8 meters from where the swimmers can dive into the clear waters. The course towards Giola is quite tough and you will have to walk before you reach to the one of the most famous natural pools.
2. Hidden Beach in Marieta Islands, Mexico
Irreplaceable natural wonder that has been untouched by humans for many years. Within its innate cavernous shell, translucent turquoise waters it is perfect place for lovers, also known as a ‘Beach of Love’. This secluded strip of sand is believed to have formed decades ago when it was used as target practice by the Mexican Government in the early 1900s. The Marietas Islands are a Natural Reserve protected by the Mexican Government and in order to visit the hidden beach, visitors must have a permit.
3. Hamilton Natural Pool Preserve, Texas
Natural preserve that is protected and is used for environmental education for public and research that opportunities such as picnicking, hiking, swimming and nature study. Hamilton Pool Preserve is a natural pools that was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago. The pool is located about 23 miles (37 km) west of Austin, Texas off Highway 71. Since the 1960s, Hamilton Pool has been a popular summer swimming spot for Austin visitors and residents. Hamilton Pool Preserve consists of 232 acres (0.94 km2) of protected natural habitat featuring a jade green pool into which a 50-foot (15 m) waterfall flows.
4. Dudu Blue lagoon
Explore underwater caves, try scuba diving and swim in crystal clear and cold fresh water. Dudu Blue Lagoon is located in María Trinidad Province, this fantastic touristic destination has been voted as the #1 Natural Place of the North Coast of Dominican Republic. Its become main attraction for tourist worldwide
5. Erawan National Park, Thailand
The seven-tiered falls are named to a supposed resemble to Erawan, the mythical three-headed elephant. Founded in 1975 as Thailands 12th National Park, it is covering an area of km². Located on West Thailand in the Tenasserim Hills of Kanchanaburi Province, it is one of the most famous national parks in Thailand. 81% of the park is mixed deciduous forests and the rest deciduous dipterocarp and dry evergreen forest. The park concists of limestone hills with elevetion between 165-996m above the sea level, plains and number of streams. The hills protects the park from eastern monsoon resulting in less rainfall in avarage. The major attraction of the park is Erawan Falls with emerald green ponds, named after the three-headed white elephant of Hindu mythology. The top tier of the falls is said to resemble the elephant’s head. Erawan National Park is open for visitors 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m everyday all year round. Although the official clouse time is 4:30 pm, rangers start cleaning from the top tier around 3 pm and asks visitors to leave as they slowly move down tier by tier. The lower tiers could be open up until 5 pm, depends on how quick/slow the daily cleaning goes. The park is generally very busy during the week-ends and public holidays. During the annual Songkran Festival 13-15 April, the waterfall tiers turns into a celebration place with water fights. It is not recommended to cary non-waterproof electronic equipments like sensitive cameras or mobile phones during the festivities. Source
6. The Ik Kil Cenote of Yucatan, Mexico
A must stop on any vacation to the Yucatan, enjoy this peaceful, refreshing and mystique stop on your trip. Ik Kil is a well known sinkhole or cenote outside Pisté in the Tinúm Municipality, Yucatán, Mexico. It is located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula and is part of the Ik Kil Archeological Park near Chichen Itza. It is open to the public for swimming and is often included in bus tours. Its a one of the beautiful natural pools in the world.
7. Kuang Si Falls, Laos
Surrounded with lush tropical jungle, with breathtaking cascades of water, swimming under the falls, walking on the rocks make this place an unusual and popular among tourists. The Kuang Si Falls, sometimes spelled Kuang Xi or known as Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls, is a three tier waterfall about 29 kilometres south of Luang Prabang. These waterfalls are a favourite side trip for tourists in Luang Prabang
8. The Blue Grotto, Capri, Italy
An amazing natural sea cave located on the coast of the island of Capri (southern Italy). The Blue Grotto is 60 meters long and 25 meters wide. To enter the cave, visitors must board into a small rowboats which transport a maximum of 4 passengers. The cave mouth is two meters wide but only roughly a meter high, the skipper will have you lay back along the bottom of the boat while he guides you through the opening using a metal chain attached to the cave walls. Crystalline blue with silver reflections water, that gives feeling like you are in heaven.
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9. Tosua Ocean Trench Natural Pools, Samoa
Steps lead down to a ladder, which tourists can use to descend into the grotto, or use as an impromptu diving board (providing the water levels are high enough). The ‘Big hole’ is one of the most magical and beautiful swimming pools to go where water is warm and clear and offer real relaxation. The green landscape is matched by crystal clear waters, an abundance of tropical fish and a sandy bed. A series of canals leading from the pool to the South Pacific Ocean ensure the hole is never dried out.
10. Fingal’s Cave Natural Pools
The origin of the name ‘Fingal’s Cave’ is wrapped in myth. Around 250 AD Finn MacCumhaill, or Fingal, was possibly an Irish general who had a band of faithful warriors – a Celtic parallel to King Arthur and his Round Table. Fingal is supposed to have been the father of Ossian, traditional bard of the Gaels.Created from a volcanic eruption , this melodious cave is a must-see while exploring Scotland. Its struture is unique. Nowhere else is there a sea cave formed completely in hexagonally jointed basalt. Its appeal lies in the size, the sounds, the colours, and the remarkable symmetry of this 227 foot cavern, and by Nature’s gift of fractured columns which form a crude walkway just above high water level, allowing exploring visitors to go far inside.