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Charco Azul

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Address: Camino del Melonar, San Andres y Sauces, La Palma, Spain

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This is an excellent place to swim, and to enjoy everything that La Palma offers. Great facilities and restaurant.. don't miss this..

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an excellent place to swim, and to enjoy everything that La Palma offers. Great facilities and restaurant.. don't miss this..

Thank Peterlincoln2015
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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361 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can see this would be a sheltered place to swim but it certainly needs updating. Nice walk along the cliff top past ruins of something? All in all a bit of a disappointment.

Thank Lynne S
Prague, Czech Republic
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73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Similar place to Piscinas de Fajana, but smaller and kind of nicer. Still it needs a bit of refurbishment. During hugh season it can be very nice place, but as we were there in November, it was windy and cold so bathing was not possible. However, it was nice to see it anyway.

Thank Jan S
Brighton, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the pools looked pretty but not that inviting for me although it was fun watching the mainly german tourists bracing themselves and filming each other getting in the cold water. That said it does seem a sun trap and has a nice restaurant and places to sit. The highlight for us were the red crabs that live on the rocks... More 

Thank travellingtash
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was quite an overcast day when we arrived, so just walked round to see the pools, and try to find the seafood restaurant we had been told about. A pleasant area, but the restaurant is the real highlight, see separate reviews of Bar Charco Azul. The sun came out as we were in the restaurant, and we the enjoyed... More 

Thank traveller446
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had waited 15 years to see this place again and couldn't wait to return! A magical spot with azure water (as the name suggests).It was January but I was soon swimming about in it - an exhilerating experience.

Thank Maria R
Cleveland, Ohio
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the trip. We took the bus from Santa Cruz de La Palma then walked down the hill to Charco Azul. It was a long walk but so scenic and lovely. I would suggest getting a taxi. Once there we had the best lunch as we took in the view. We did not swim but we just enjoyed a... More 

Thank mkalt1
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Good parking above this wild rocky coast. A steep walk down, then swim in one of the lovely pools (changing rooms provided). Above, sit on the terrace of a bar/cafe and eat delicious fresh fish. We had the sardines- some of the best we've tasted. A great overall experience on this special island.

Thank geofflorna
Worthing Sussex
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

As title, steep access may make it difficult for some but lovely pools and free to access. Good for all ages

Thank Sussexmick
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101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to swim and also have lunch. Very unique Nd beautiful. The cafe has a wide range Of fresh items and it all looked yummy

Thank Heather O

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