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Summer’s here, ideas to cool down during your stay ….

We’re surrounded by spectacular landscapes and countless natural water sources for freshwater dipping. We’ve lakes, rivers, cascades, waterfalls and thermal springs where you can cool off nearby.

Let’s start with the dazzling aquamarine Lake Negratin which you can see from our site! It’s certainly our favourite for a proper wild swim. Enjoy a swim across the lake in the cool water from the inland beach at Freila. In high summer, the beach is popular with locals; but take a drive around the huge lake to find more secluded spots. Or explore the nooks and crannies of the 15km lake on kayaks and paddle boards on hire from the dam end.

If its therapy you seek, there’s the thermal spring baths – Baños de Zújar, set just below Los Baños restaurant, here you can enjoy the therapeutic waters and a great view.

The stunning gorge of Castril where fast flowing waters race between rock walls! Accessed

from a convenient car park, walk downstream and enjoy the walk along the wooden gangway, there’s a waterfall and small pools along the route to take a dip. Lake Portillo is situated in the Natural Park Sierra de Castril. This is ideal for a secluded wild swim, when the water is at its highest.

Not far from Pozo Alcon, rugged ranges full of interesting rivers come straight out of the rocks to form cascades, lakes and waterfalls, but beware, the water is shockingly cold! Here you’ll find the Enchanted fig forest & River, the most loved place by our guests! Here a lovely picnic area beneath the tall trees offers shade and respite by the side of the river. You’ll find a walkway over the streams and small cascades that go right through the fig forest. Perfect for a plunge, the river has crystal clear water. We’ve seen fish, otters, various waterfowl and dragonflies of all colours. Guazalamanco Waterfall, another favourite, take a walk upstream and a dip in the many cold clear pools on the way to a magical waterfall with pools at the top and bottom. Just delightful!

Around this area you will also find Lake La Bolera a pretty, calm and tranquil lake ideal for a wild dip.

And finally, a dip in our own pool will keep you cool for 30 minutes or so until, yep you guessed it, in for another dip!

Our village of Zujar have just opened a brand new pool complex, with bar and restaurant….so if our pool isn’t enough, the cold water of the village pool will certainly do the job.

We create as many shaded areas as we can on our pretty glamping site and when the wind is blowing it all helps to keep your temperatures down during the day.

We provide our guests with google location pins to all these locations, with more information and places to drink and eat nearby.

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