With the days of summer around the corner, it would only be ideal to find a retreat to cool off. How about taking a dip in the pool? We are not talking about the regular pools, not even infinity pools, we are here referring to the ones created by Mother Nature.
The below-listed natural pools are nestled amidst surreal backdrops and are truly fascinating –
Las Grietas, Ecuador
Las Grietas is a volcanic rock formation, located 3 km from Puerto Ayora in the Galapagos Island of Ecuador. Diving into a narrow crevice of emerald-azure blue waters is as thrilling as refreshing.
Fairy Pools, Scotland
Cause of a natural phenomena, the Fairy Pools in Scotland look something straight out of a fairytale. The vivacious blues and greens of the pool make it look all the more magical.
Hamilton Pool Preserve, Texas, USA
Hamilton Pool Preserve lies within the premises of Travis County Parks and sadly, requires an advanced reservation to see it in all its glory. It possesses an otherworldly allure with clear jade green waters cosseted by a plush box canyon and filled in by a 50-foot cascade.
Ik Kil Cenote, Mexico
Located at a close distance to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote is a freshwater pool in Mexico. Pristine and picturesque, this is the most idyllic retreat for a sultry summer day!
Grotta Della Poesia, Roca Vecchia, Italy
Grotta Della Poesia is, quite literally, a sinkhole in the sea. A wondrous work of art by Mother Nature herself, this place creates a magical effect amidst turquoise blue waters surrounded by rugged rocks.
Sliding Rock, Arizona, USA
A much lesser-known attraction, the Sliding Rock is nature’s own water park where you slide down a luscious chute and fall into a divine pool. This waterslide, carved by eons of natural erosion, is a top-notch way to beat the southern heat.
These natural pools are nothing short of a dream setting for swimming, lounging around, partying and for taking in some of the most blissful, breathtaking scenes.