El Hierro’s Charco Azul

A natural pool that could easily have been designed by César Manrique
Charco Azul (“Blue Pool”) wasn't, in fact, designed by famous Canarian artist César Manrique, but is a magnificent work of art in its own right. Situated in El Hierro, Charco Azul is, without doubt, one of the most spectacular bathing spots in the smallest of the Canary Islands. Created naturally by flowing lava, this zone doesn’t just invite you to bathe in its turquoise pools, but also offers protection from the imposing open sea by way of a rook, which sends white spray and the crashing of waves up the sides.
An easily accessible pool in a volcanic area
Located in El Golfo, a magnificent valley along the rugged coastline, this pool is one of the finest examples of some of the delightful side effects of volcanic flows. Easy to get to on foot, with wooden sun decks and a basalt arch which crowns the pool, there are also diving points for the more daring visitor. The waters will relax, refresh and recharge you and while the place might not have the signature of a famous artist such as Manrique, it has one that is often much better - that of nature itself.
Environment
Natural
Parking
Solarium
Localidad
Frontera

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats.
- Do not throw any waste or other objects into the water.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants from the environment.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Do not use soap or gel in the showers.
- Try to use ocean- friendly sun creams.
- Try not to alter the peace of the environment with excessive noise (loud music, yelling, etc.) or activities that might be bothersome, such as ball games.
- Pets are prohibited at many natural pools. Make sure you can take them beforehand.
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