In this article, we will take a look at three natural pools far away from the trodden path in Bilbao Bizkaia, each with its own charm and mystery.

Belandia Mill (Orduña)

Located in the town of Orduña, the Molino de Belandia is much more than a historical relic; it is home to a captivating natural pool. This pool offers crystal clear waters that invite you to take a dip to enjoy the rejuvenating freshness

Surrounded by lush vegetation and rugged rock formations, the Molino de Belandia pool is a peaceful retreat where you can enjoy tranquillity and natural beauty. To get to the mill itself, you have to make your way through nature that will make you enjoy every step to the fullest.

What makes this pool even more special is its proximity to the old stone mill, which adds a touch of history and charm to the experience. Imagine cooling off in the pristine waters as you gaze at the landscape that once witnessed the hustle and bustle of milling activity. Without a doubt, an experience that combines relaxation with the history of the region.

El Chorretón Waterfall (Karrantza Valley)

Located in the Karrantza Valley, the El Chorretón waterfall is a hidden treasure that delights both locals and visitors alike. This small waterfall is a beauty in itself, and plunges down in a pool that invites you to dive into its crystal clear and refreshing waters.

Cascading down in a series of small waterfalls, the Chorretón Waterfall creates an idyllic setting for a refreshing dip in nature. Surrounded by lush vegetation and majestic rock formations, this natural pool is a perfect retreat to escape the heat and bask in an oasis of coolness and natural beauty.

As well as being an ideal place to cool off, it is well worth to explore the surrounding area of the El Chorretón Waterfall and discover the natural and cultural wealth of the Karrantza Valley. From hiking trails to breath-taking panoramic views, this place has something for all nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Pozubaltz (Iurreta)

In the town of Iurreta, there is a secret corner of nature that captivates those fortunate enough to discover it: Pozubaltz. Fed by the Oromiño river, this peaceful natural pool offers a serene environment where you can enjoy a refreshing swim amidst stunning scenery.

What makes Pozubaltz so special is its quiet and secluded atmosphere. Close to Mount Oíz, this natural pool is the perfect place to relax and reconnect with nature. With its fresh, pure water, Pozubaltz invites you to dive in and let yourself be carried away by the calm and serenity of the surroundings.

As well as being an ideal place to cool off on hot summer days, Pozubaltz is also the perfect setting for a hike or a picnic. With its natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere, this natural pool is a real hidden treasure that deserves to be explored and cherished.

These three natural pools offer a unique experience of freshness and serenity in the heart of Bizkaia. Whether diving into the crystal-clear waters of Molino de Belandia, marvelling at the El Chorretón waterfall in the Karrantza Valley or relaxing in the tranquillity of Pozubaltz in Iurreta, each of these natural pools promises an unforgettable experience in a unique natural setting.

So, the next time you're seeking respite from the summer heat, consider exploring these hidden treasures and immersing yourself in their natural beauty.