Wild Swimming in Lakes and Rivers of Andalucia

The scorching summer heat of Andalucia is here and with it the need to cool off. Forget the noisy municipal pools, there's a better way to bring your temperature down, go wild swimming in the numerous lakes, rivers and reservoirs. Here are just five places to take a picnic and spend the day in the heart of the fabulous Andalucian countryside.


Cueva del Gato – Ronda

Cueva del Gato or Cat's Cave is a fabulous natural rock formation that is like the face of a cat.


Junta de los Rios – Almunecar

A favourite spot for thrill seekers and those into adventure sports. A bit of a trek is needed to get there but it's worth it when you do.

Embalse de Negratin

Embalse de Negratin - Guadix

Follow the campsite signs down to the lake and a beach-like area for paddling and swimming in an unusual lunar-like landscape.

Embalse de los Bermejales — Granada

Another huge reservoir around Granada, busier but more child-friendly than the rivers.

Rio Borosa - Cazorla

The tumbling river has many beautiful spots for jumping off and bathing in.

Rio Borosa, Cazorla