San Juan Reservoir Large, imposing lake surrounded by pine forests to the west of Madrid. Due to its proximity to the capital, it's also called 'Madrid Beach'.Introduction Photos How to get There Where to Park Map When to Go Price Activities y Things...
Natural Pools in Madrid
The province of Madrid is in the interior of Spain, between the Central System mountain range and the Tagus Valley. It borders the provinces of Guadalajara, Cuenca, Toledo, Avila and Segovia. It’s the most populated province, with almost 7 million inhabitants, mainly concentrated in the metropolitan area of Madrid.
Fortunately, it still conserves a variety of fairly intact habitats and landscapes. It’s home to plains with an average altitude of 500 m above sea level and mountains over 2,000 m high. The highest is the Pico de Peñalara (2428 m). There are alpine meadows, pine forests and holm oak meadows.
The main rivers are the Tagus, and its tributaries the Jarama, the Guadarrama, the Alberche and the Tiétar. There are also several reservoirs in the region. In these rivers and reservoirs, there are a multitude of wild, spectacular spots and natural pools, but you need to know where they are.
Below you will find a selection of the best natural pools and places to swim in Madrid. To find a specific type of wild swimming spot (e.g. waterfall or river), use the filter below.