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Pozán de Vero

Village with a beautiful green water pool with large flat rocks around to lie down on. When there is a large flow, there is a waterfall. Located 1.4 km from the village of Pozán de Vero, in Huesca, south of the Pyrenees. (Spain)

Pozán de Vero is a village 56.5 km from Huesca capital. It has an orchard area, with a rich production of vines, olives, tomatoes, and cucumbers. The silhouette of the tower and parish church stands out above the group of houses. (See the ‘Things To Do’ section below to see what else you can see in the village).

The village is located in the ‘Río Vero Cultural Park‘. This is a project in the middle of nature, to stimulate the protection of cultural heritage (such as cave paintings), the natural environment and rural development.

The star of Pozán de Vero is ‘Salto de Pozán de Vero’, a natural pool with a waterfall in the river Vero. It’s located between the villages of Pozán de Vero and Castillazuelo. It was created after the construction of an old weir. The purpose of the weir was to raise and divert the water through the San Marcos water channel for the irrigation of the orchards, and for the operation of the mills located downstream. Today, this network of irrigation ditches is still used. There are two old weirs with their corresponding waterfalls, one to the north and the other to the south of the village. The Salto de Pozán de Vero is also known as ‘Azud de Abajo’, as it’s the weir south of the village and downstream.

A beautiful swimming hole has formed at the foot of the waterfall. It’s used by locals and visitors for bathing and relaxing in the middle of nature. It’s ideal for taking a dip! There is usually no waterfall in summer. To see it in all its splendour, it’s best to go in spring or after heavy rains, when the Vero River flows down with a lot of water. On one side of the natural pool, on top of a rock, is the Salto de Pozán de Vero Viewpoint. You have to climb a little to get up to the viewpoint and back down to the pool, but it is not difficult.

You can get easily to this natural pool by parking your car on the roadside. From there it is a 2-minute walk along a path (see the How to get there section below). You can also do an easy 6.5 km route (round trip) from Pozán de Vero that goes through its fruit orchards and the 2 dams. It’s a nice and easy walk, but it’s not very well signposted.

The natural pool is not big and can get quickly crowded. There are many complaints that some people play loud music and leave rubbish. For those who do this, understand that this is a place to relax in nature. Also, not everyone may like your music. Please pick up the rubbish you generate and respect the environment.

Pozán-de-Vero where to park

The car can be parked on the roadside, 2 minutes walking from the natural swimming pool. Do you see the cars on the left?

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In summer, the locals and many families with children from other provinces come to swim in this natural pool.

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The viewpoint of the Salto de Pozán de Vero is on top of the rocks. Under the viewpoint, there is a rock from where people jump into the water (3 m jump).

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The weir has a huge wall with a waterfall when there is more flow. Above the wall, there is a path with a good view, from which you can also jump (10-12 m) when there is enough water.

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Some parts of the pool are deeper than 2 m.

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People bring their dogs to take a dip in the water too.

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The swimming hole of Pozán de Vero can get crowded in summer and on weekends.

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The flat rocks around it are ideal for laying down your towel and relaxing.

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Many people jump from the rock 3 m above the water.

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Dogs love it here.

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Behind the pool, downstream there are more places to rest and picnic. There are complaints of groups playing loud music. To those who do, please don’t play loud music. Not everyone will like your music. This is a place in nature to relax. Not a disco.

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HOW TO GET TO - Pozán de Vero

Getting There

Transport Options

There are buses from Zaragoza to Pozán de Vero. There is no public transport to go from Pozán de Vero to the natural pool. You can get there by car or on foot from the village.

Getting There

How to get to Pozán de Vero

To get to the village Pozán de Vero, you have to take the A-232 from Barbastro for 11.3 km.

To get to the ‘Salto de Pozán de Vero’ natural pool, you must also take the A-232, but you must stop 1.4 km before reaching the village of Pozán de Vero. At exactly this spot 42°04’25.6 “N 0°02’47.6 “E (check coordinates & map) there is space to park at the roadside. Be aware that neither the Salto nor the parking place is signposted.

From the car park, go down the hill on a path and turn right, from where you will see the waterfall. It is a 2-minute walk.

You can also get there by following the ‘Route of the Azudes (‘Weirs’) de Pozán de Vero’. It is an easy route of 6.5 km (round trip) that starts in the village and goes along the river Vero. It passes through these places in this order: Medieval bridge of Pozán de Vero, Azud de Arriba, Huerta (‘orchard) de Pozán de Vero, Soto del río Vero, Azud del Salto de Pozan de Vero, Acequia and Acueducto (‘Irrigation ditch and aqueduct) de San Marcos. The return is through the same place that you have gone.

Parking

You can park in the village and walk along the river to the swimming hole, or park at the edge of the A1232 road next to the Pozán de Vero natural pool at these coordinates 42°04’25.6″N 0°02’47.6″E.
The car park has a rubbish bin, but the swimming hole does not.

Location

España, Huesca

Coordinates

Villages Nearby

Pozán de Vero (1.4 km), Castillazuelo (2 km), Barbastro (9.7 km), Huesca (57.9 km), Zaragoza (133 km)

Difficulty Level

Easy

Walking Time

If you leave your car on the roadside, it's a nice and easy 2-minute walk.

Drinking Water Spots

None

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USEFUL INFORMATION - Pozán de Vero

Handy Things to Know

When to Go

During the summer and especially on weekends, there are a lot of people. It’s advisable to avoid these days to enjoy the site more and also to protect it. It’s always open.

Entrance Fee

None

Activities

Swimming in the natural pool
Hiking
Picnic (on the ground or rocks)

Facilities

There is a rubbish bin close to the car park.

Kids

Many families come here. It is easy to get here. There are flat areas for walks. There is little shade and often loud music, so it would be better for children over 6 years old.

Dogs

Dogs are allowed to run around and swim.

Skinny Dipping

No

Wheelchair Access

None

Restrictions

It’s forbidden to make fires, use barbecues, litter, camp and park in areas not authorized for it.

Avoid bringing chairs and umbrellas. These can not be stuck on the rocks and can destroy the site.

Unfortunately, some people play loud music here. This is a place to relax in nature. Please, respect other people and don’t force your music on them.

Remember that soap and detergents should not be used in rivers and pools. Also, most sun creams contaminate the water, try to apply them well before taking a dip.

(Scientists have found that sunscreen releases significant amounts of titanium dioxide, which damages aquatic life.
Soaps have phosphates, are also non-biodegradable and harm the environment). 

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Things to Do – Pozán de Vero

Things to Do

Things to do near Pozán de Vero

In the village of Pozán de Vero, the parish church (18th century) and the traditional architecture such as the Calasanz or Lasierra houses stand out.

On the outskirts of Pozán de Vero it is worth visiting (apart from the Pozán de Vero waterfall):
– The hermitage of San Macario
– The medieval bridge and the ‘Azud (weir) de Arriba’, which can be seen on the ‘Route of the Weirs‘.

Alquézar is one of the most beautiful villages in Aragon and has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site. A stroll through its narrow cobbled streets will immerse you in the Middle Ages. It is next to the river Vero, where they have built some impressive walkways hanging on the sides of the canyon, where you can take a simple route.

Near Bierge is Salto de Bierge, a large natural pool in the river Alcanadre with a waterfall. There was a recent hillside collapse, and it’s not as pretty any more, but it is still worth it.

Where to Eat

You can have something to eat in the Municipal Swimming Pool of Pozán De Vero. There is a restaurant in the village of Salas Bajas and another one in Salas Altas. In Adahuesca there are 2 restaurants. In Barbastro and Alquezar you have many options.

Typical products are chiretas (‘filled lamb belly’), almendras garrapiñadas (‘sugared almonds’), fresh vegetables from their orchards and Somontano wine.

Accommodation

There is a rural house in Pozán de Vero and a hostel in Castillazuelo, 2 km from Salto de Pozán de Vero. There are several rural houses in the surrounding villages. You’ll have many more accommodation options in Barbastro and Alquezar.

Geography

Altitude

378 m (1240 ft)

Size

The natural pool has a length of 12 m and a width of 5 m. It’s not very big, so it can quickly get overcrowded.

There are 2 sites with different heights to jump, one of 3 m and the other of 10 m. Be careful because sometimes there is very little water, and it is not advisable to jump.

Under Foot

Rock

Maximum Water Depth

It's deeper than 2 m in some spots.

Minimum Swimming Level

If you get into the swimming hole you have to know how to swim. The edge is slippery, so you could fall into the areas that are more than 2 m deep.

Shade

There are few trees and shade during the day. The pool is surrounded by large rocks, so there is no place to put a parasol (it would destroy the place). The ravine has steep slopes, so the sun disappears well before sunset.

How Clean is Swimming Spot?

There are many complaints that there is rubbish such as bottles, cans, masks and nappies, despite the rubbish bin. Please, take the rubbish with you, there is no cleaning service. Take care of the environment.

Water

Underwater

There is low visibility (10 cm). There is not much to see under water.

Water Temperature

Cold

Water Colour

Clean, but the water is cloudy. The water can be a bit waterlogged, with little movement, when the river has little water flow.

How Clean is Water?

Clean
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