10 of the most beautiful natural pools in the world
Would love to get there, is not it? Then add these places to your wish list, and dreams (if you really strive for them) tend to come true.
1. Devil’s Font
Victoria Falls in southeastern Africa is more than two times larger than Niagara: it is about 110 meters high and about 1,700 meters wide. And for some brave men, the upper part of the waterfall is another place to swim. When the water level is the lowest (September – December), swimmers go to the Devil’s Font. This reservoir is only a few meters from the place where the water flies down into the gorge.
2. Barton Springs Pool
This natural pool with a depth of more than 5 m is fed by freshwater underground sources that were once used for cleansing rituals by the Toncava native American tribe. The reservoir is located in Austin (Texas), and its average annual water temperature is about 20 degrees. The entrance to the pool is open from mid-March to late September.
3. Bondi Icebergs Pool
A 15-minute drive from Sydney (Australia), where the country’s southeastern coast extends to the Tasman Sea, is the Bondi Bergs Salt Pool. Its length is 50 m, and it has existed for more than a century. Now the reservoir is fairly well equipped: there is a small beach, a bar and a special children’s pool.
4. Hot Springs National Park
It is located in Arkansas and was designated as a special conservation area by President Andrew Jackson as early as 1832. National Park with an area of just over 20 square meters. m (by the way, it is the smallest in the country) is popular for its healing mountain springs (up to 60 degrees Celsius), and therefore has gained fame and popularity among those suffering from rheumatism, and just fans of thermal baths.
5. Johnson’s Shut-Ins Park
The black river in southeastern Missouri flows through rocky terrain from lava rocks that are billions of years old, and forms dozens of small rivers and shallow pools in Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park, 34 square meters. m
6. Blue Lagoon Dudu
What does heaven on earth look like? This is an opportunity to swim in a closed freshwater reservoir with a depth of more than 30 m with amazingly clear water. Visit the Blue Lagoon Doudou, located near the city of Cabrera on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. The lagoon also has underwater caves, making it a popular diving destination.
7. Cenote Ik-Kil
On the Mexican peninsula, a huge number of cenotes (natural wells, reservoirs), but the Ik-Kiel is considered the most picturesque of them. A deep pool with rich water is surrounded by hanging lianas and tropical forests, and just a few minutes walk away is the ancient Mayan pyramid of Chichen Itza.
8. Havasu Falls
This spectacular blue-green waterfall is located on the Supai (Havasupai) Indian Reservation in Arizona. It attracts a lot of tourists who want to lie on its sandy beach, surrounded by shady trees.
9. Pond To-Sua
Volcanic eruptions on the island of Upolu (Samoa) created this stunning aquamarine grotto. To-Sua literally translates as “big hole” – and this is an ideal name for a pool 30 meters deep. Those who wish to swim can go down into the water, using the long wooden staircase.
10. Queen Bath
Queen Bath (Royal Baths) is a popular summer attraction in Kauai (Hawaii). Cool salty water from the Pacific Ocean “spills” over lava formations, creating a picturesque, natural tidal pool, where even own fish can be found.