Do you want to know where the best places for swimming are located? If you’re thinking of a man-made pool, think again. Heading out into nature and dipping into a beautiful, lake, river, flooded cave, hidden bay, or a natural pool is what you really want to do this summer. There are many stunning spots for swimming around the world and in today´s post, we will show you some of the best ones. From the famous Giola Pool in Greece to the iconic Hamilton Pool in Texas, these are the 25 best places for swimming in the world.
Salto di Bierge, Spain
Located in the Sierra y Canones de Guara National Park in Northeastern Spain, Salto di Bierge is an impressive semicircular 10 m (33 ft) high waterfall with a crystal clear, turquoise pool below.
Havasu Falls, Arizona, USA
Hidden on the bottom of the Grand Canyon, the 30-m (100-ft) Havasu Falls creates a spectacular natural pool with incredibly turquoise water. The pool has a year-round temperature of 22 C (72 F), which makes it a great place for wild swimming.
Blue Lagoon, Malta
Located on Comino, one of Malta´s islands, the Blue Lagoon provides excellent conditions for natural swimming but also snorkeling, windsurfing and other water sports.
Ik Kil Cenote, Mexico
Ik Kil is a well known cenote outside Pisté in the Tinúm Municipality, Yucatán, Mexico. Featuring a carved stairway down to a swimming platform, the cenote is about 60 m (200 ft) in diameter and about 40 m (130 ft) deep.
Giola Pool, Greece
Located in the village of Astris in Thassos Island, Greece, Giola is a beautiful natural lagoon resembling a swimming pool carved into the rocks. It is not easy to reach this stunningly blue seaside gem overlooking the Aegean Sea, but it is definitely worth the hike.
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