Piscinas naturales para darse un chapuzón sin salir de Madrid

The long hours of daylight call us to enjoy Madrid, and beyond, because although the terrace of the capital is very good, the nature of its surroundings invite us to take a dip in the natural pools of the community, from pools and waterfalls, to river beaches, reservoirs and rivers.

For those who are not afraid of temperature contrasts, we have one of the coldest waters in the Sierra de Guadarrama, just an hour and a half from Madrid. Las Presillas are natural pools found in RascafríaThey are located in the Valley of El Paular. An enclave that enjoys impressive views, with three swimming pools surrounded by pine trees. Due to its fantastic surroundings, other options for activities also arise, such as hiking to the Cascada del Purgatorio, visit the beautiful Paular Monastery or have a drink in the clear town of Rascafría.

Another of the natural pools that we should not miss is Las Dehesas in the municipality of Cercedilla, just 64 kilometers from the capital. In this recreational area, the Las Berceas poolsafter conditioning the Pools of the Arroyo de la Venta, which runs through the Fuenfría Valley and chlorinating its waters. In the enclosure there is a playground, showers, changing rooms, toilets, a picnic area and a restaurant with affordable prices, although entrance with food is also allowed. And very close by are the remains of an ancient Roman road.