Four natural pools for people of all ages
If your idea of a great day out is admiring lava flows bathed by the sea creating natural pools, you’ll find four of them here. Charco del Viento is the most popular swimming area in La Guancha and one of the best known and easiest to access in north Tenerife. Even though the force of the sea enters at times, the beauty and contrasting natural colours of this area allow safe bathing in different parts, with some sandy areas and rocky parts ideal for sun-bathing.
Swim with views of Teide and banana plantations nearby
Unlike many of the other natural pools of the Canary Islands, getting to this particular spot is relatively easy. Take the road which brings you to the borough of Icod de los Vinos, and follow a tarmac path to the pools, which are signposted, passing through typical banana plantations. There is a large parking area and steps down to what is a natural treasure multiplied by four, with magnificent views of Teide behind you.