Aragon is not surrounded by sea, but bathing in one of its many beaches and river pools is a great plan that you can not miss now that the first days of summer are approaching. From the Pyrenees of Huesca to the Matarraña of Teruel, also passing through the province of Zaragoza, the natural spaces that allow this activity are very varied and exceed a hundred, bringing together different bathing areas such as pools, gorges or reservoirs. In some of these enclaves you can also practice water sports.
In Go Aragón we have made a selection of these natural pools and bathing areas, perfect for those who flee from the city looking for a quiet soak away from the sea.
Pozo de los chorros
In Belchite is one of the most beautiful natural pools in the province of Zaragoza: the well of the jets. It is located in the Villa Hermanos Villar estate, between Belchite and Almonacid de la Cuba. In this bathing area the Aguasvivas river breaks with the steppe landscape and uniform through the riparian forests, and are the jumps and pools that make this place ideal for bathing. The well is formed under a waterfall of two meters high.
If you visit the Pozo de los Chorros, do not forget to visit the Pueblo Viejo de Belchite.
The river Arba in Luesia (Cinco Villas) forms seven kilometers from Luesia a small waterfall that accumulates its water in a pool of clean and crystalline waters. This place has become one of the most famous bathing areas of Aragon for its beauty, since its beauty is incredible: a pine forest surrounded by large rocks. It has a picnic area.
Nearby is the Santa María pool, which is less well known and less crowded.
In Tiermas, a now uninhabited village in the province of Zaragoza, there used to be an old spa that was submerged under the Yesa reservoir. But it has become an incredible place when the waters of the reservoir go down. This usually occurs in September, when the old spa emerges under the waters and resurfaces outside. It is then that its sulfurous water spring can be enjoyed again. Incredible or not?
Peña del cuervo
Charming natural pool located near Zaragoza, between the rural districts of Montañana and Peñaflor. Its clear waters of the Gállego river are perfect for a swim. It is a comfortable area, with small boulders that allow you to place your towels and sunbathe.
La Loteta or the Mequinenza Reservoir
If what you like is to practice water sports beyond the usual bathing, either of these two locations are perfect for having a great time. The first, located between the regions of Campo de Borja and Ribera Alta del Ebro, is the favorite place for kitesurfing, canoeing and kayaking lovers; while the second, located in Mequinenza, is very focused on skiing and jet skiing or canoeing. You can also enjoy fishing or bathing on the beaches of Chacón.
Bierge Waterfall or Alcanadre Waterfall
The Salto de Bierge is one of the most popular bathing areas in Aragón. A place once famous for the jumps that visitors made from the top of the dam and has now become an example of a controlled bathing area, without overcrowding and where jumps are prohibited. This enclave located in the Sierra y Cañones de Guara Natural Park has gained in quality. This year you have to book and buy tickets online (3 euros and children under six years free). The area has new toilets.
The Salto de Pozán de Vero is a waterfall in the Vero River formed after the construction of an old dam. At the foot of this waterfall has formed a pool that is frequented as a bathing area. After a good swim, in Pozán de Vero you can enjoy a good gastronomy and an incredible beer in Brasaybirra.
Gorga of Boltaña
The Gorga de Boltaña is a large natural pool that the Ara river has created as it passes through Boltaña, just below the bridge located in the town itself. A perfect bathing area very wide and flat enough to place the towel. Right next to it is located the Camping of Boltaña.
Orós Bajo Waterfall
To get to the Orós waterfall you will have to walk 20 minutes (1.7 kilometers), but it is worth it. It is a simple route to do with children from 4 years old and even with a baby carrier. Upon arrival a waterfall falls forming a small pool of crystal clear water where you can cool off on a hot summer day. In Orós Bajo it is highly recommended to visit the Mozarabic church of Santa Eulalia (XI).
Also in the Tena Valley (like the Orós Bajo waterfall) is the Búbal Reservoir, between Búbal and Pueyo de Jaca. Its crystalline waters are a magnet for bathers and also for lovers of canoes, canoes and windsurfing. Over the reservoir of Búbal fly over the longest zip line in the Pyrenees, the Hoz de Jaca zip line.
The Salt de la Portellada
This is one of the most incredible waterfalls in all of Aragon. The waterfall of the Tastavins River, a tributary of the Matarraña River, gives rise to a waterfall of about twenty meters high, causing a lower pool suitable for bathing and a landscape worth enjoying. It is located between La Portellada and Valderrobres (road TE-V-3004). To reach the bathing area from the parking lot you have to walk 1.5 kilometers, about 15 minutes.
Molino de San Pedro Waterfall (El Vallecillo)
The Cascada del Molino de San Pedro waterfall is located in the municipality of El Vallecillo, a small village in the Sierra de Albarracín, in Teruel, which stands out for its tranquility and nature, full of water. Next to the waterfall was the old Molino de San Pedro, hence the name of the place. If you have time, do not forget to visit Albarracín (only 40 minutes away), one of the most beautiful villages in Spain!
Bergantes river pool
Under the Cananillas stone bridge, the people of Teruel enjoy this spectacular bathing area in Aguaviva (Maestrazgo Teruel). The bridge is located over the Bergantes River about 4 kilometers from the town center and connects the municipality with La Ginebrosa. A place that combines nature and heritage in the same panoramic view.
In the 50’s this reservoir was built in the municipality of the same name in Teruel, belonging to the region of Gúdar-Javalambre. It is an ideal place and well prepared for bathing, perfect to go with children. In the parking area there is a shaded grassy area with tables for picnics (no fires) and only 100 meters away there is access to the upper part of the dam, where the part suitable for bathing is located, sandy area where you can settle like on a beach and playground.
Mora de Rubielos, one of the magical villages of Spain, is a 6 kilometer walk away.
The pools of the Pesquera in Beceite
La Pesquera is an area of pools (tolls) of different sizes that nature itself has dug in the river Ulldemó in Beceite. These pools have become natural pools where you can enjoy bathing in crystal clear waters surrounded by a unique nature, from farms and fields to an increasingly steep landscape with walls of conglomerate and sandstone materials.
La Pesquera is located 3 kilometers from Beceite. There are 15 parking areas along the 5 kilometers of river and pools. The parking areas have to be paid (10 euros). Take advantage of your visit to make the route of the Parrizal de Beceite.