We have previously mentioned that the Costa Blanca offers many other options beyond its beautiful beaches and coves for taking a dip! In fact, if we are talking precisely about going for a refreshing swim, a great option is to explore the inland areas in the province of Alicante and enjoy the fresh water! In addition, the ideal location of Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort offers you a wide range of options within an hour’s drive – keep reading and don’t miss any of our recommendations!
Less than an hour from Cumbre del Sol
A few minutes from Sella, a town very close to Benitatxell, we find the recreational area Font Major. In addition to being a campesite, it also has a small swimming area with a natural pool surrounded by trees that offer abundant shade and tables to spend the day with family and friends.
Meanwhile, closer to Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, you’ll find Callosa d’en Sarriá. Here there are two other good options to go swimming: the Estret de les Penyes or the famous Fuentes del Algar. The first option is a spectacular place to take a little break given its location and crystal waters. The waterfall not only attracts swimmers, you’ll also likely see people canyoning on weekends.
Las Fuentes del Algar, Callosa D’en Sarriá’s second inland natural pool, is a popular spot in the province of Alicante. It is one of the few places where you have to pay, but it also has special facilities: toilets, lifeguard and parking.
More than an hour from Cumbre del Sol
Planes – Barranco de la Encantada
Close to Planes you will find Benilloba, where the Molí del Salt offers us another chance to cool off in the Comtat region. A small waterfall runs over into a natural swimming pool, one of the most remote in the whole province of Alicante. It is also a place with a lot of history: the name for Molí del Salt comes from a flour mill dating back to 1760, in which only a few leftover ruins can be seen.
Although the Comtat region is one of the furthest from Cumbre del Sol in this province, the Barranco de la Encantada is one of the most worthwhile visits. Throughout the ravine, there are many pools in which you can stop to enjoy a swim: Toll Blau, Toll Estret or the Gorg del Salt waterfall. Don’t miss out on exploring and discovering the Barranco de la Encantada, with its 8 kilometres of pure and untouched nature.
Close to Planes you will find Benilloba, where its Molí del Salt offers us another chance to swim in Comtat. A small waterfall runs over into a natural swimming area, one of the most remote in the whole province of Alicante. It is also a place with a lot of history: the name for Molí del Salt comes from a flour mill dating back to 1760, in which only a few leftover ruins can be seen.
There is also a zipline, a Tibetan style bridge and abseiling services. The Benilloba local government has set up a picnic area next to the car park, making Molí del Salt a great option for spending the entire day.
Since we are already talking about in the province of Valencia, the Pou Clar in Onteniente is another of the natural inland swimming areas we can enjoy. In fact, the Pou Clar is only one of the 6 pools that we find one after the other at the source of the Clariano river: Pou Clar, Pou dels Esclaus, Pou Gelat, Pou de laReixa, Pou Fosc and Pou dels Cavallas.
With various options within the province and close to Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, you’ll be able to combine the beaches and coves of the Costa Blanca with the cold waters of the natural pools perfectly.