Natural swimming pools in Sardinia are turquoise-colored corners of paradise
Here are the 5 natural swimming pools in Sardinia you should visit at least once in your life.
Sardinia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions in Italy. This is due to its natural wonders, starting with beaches and crystal clear sea. However, there are other even more special wonders: the natural swimming pools. These are small corners of tranquility and extreme beauty, ideal for seeking peace, away from crowded beaches.
Unique places far from the crowds: here are the most beautiful natural swimming pools in Sardinia
Far from mass tourism, the natural pools are gifts from Mother Nature. In most cases, they are the result of the action of water and wind, but rocks and calcareous concretions also play a role in their formation and position.
Some of them are by the sea and are easily accessible. Others, on the other hand, are more challenging and often you have to walk paths immersed in fabulous scenarios to reach them. A little bit of hassle is the price to pay for visiting unique and secluded places. In this article we suggest five of the most beautiful natural swimming pools in Sardinia.
In the province of Oristano, along the scenic coastline from Bosa to Capo Marrargiu, is the natural swimming pool of Cane Malu. It was formed over the centuries thanks to the action of atmospheric agents (water and wind), until it became a very clear pool in which the turquoise-colored sea meets the white trachyte. It is an enchanting, almost mystical landscape, perfect for those who love isolated places to relax or take a dip.
Another natural swimming pool absolutely worth seeing is that of is Praneddas, an inlet on the western side of Sant’Antioco island. Its main feature is the rock arch, nicknamed “arch of kisses”, above the channel that leads to the natural pool. The seabed is truly impressive, with rocks, marine vegetation and various species of fish. It is ideal for snorkeling.
Su Tuvu Nieddu-Ussassai
Let’s continue with our list of the best natural pools in Sardinia and go to Ogliastra, in central-eastern Sardinia. More precisely in Ussassai, where there are several springs, waterfalls and natural swimming pools. The most beautiful one is Su Tuvu Nieddu, in Niala, within a wood. To reach this pool you have to walk a path that starts from the refreshment point and arrives in Rio San Girolamo. Go up the left bank of the stream, cross the waterfalls and rapids, and you will reach it.
Rio Pitrisconi-San Teodoro
Sardinia is a popular destination for sportsmen: some places are perfect for climbing, others for canyoning. Those who love canyoning will love Rio Pitrisconi. This river flows all year round between the rocks of Mount Nieddu, which separates San Teodoro from Padru, and has a good flow even in summer. The natural pools along the river are many and all stunning. You can reach some of them by trekking, others only by canyoning.
Between the Barbagia di Seulo and Ogliastra, there is another worthy natural pool. It is Sa Stiddiosa, an immaculate paradise between the municipalities of Seulo, Gadoni, Laconi and Villanova Tulo. Those who have seen it could not help but feel wonder and amazement. In fact, it is difficult to find another emerald green lake created by an incessant “drizzle”. Throughout the year, drops of water fall from a nearby karst spring. The drops form rivulets between the calcareous concretions and the vegetation, until they end up in the pool. A wonder of nature, immersed in the narrow valley of the Flumendosa lake, surrounded by holm oak woods.
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