Last July I posted about pools and water parks near Madrid and I thought as the warmer weather is upon us, I would re-visit this post.
Yes, it gets HOT in Madrid and it’s this time of year where I miss the lovely sea breeze and beaches of Sydney!
If you are like me and live in the city, you most likely won’t have easy access to a pool. Some of you, I know, have a pool attached to your apartment complex (or to your house in the suburbs) but as I live in an older, very central building, I don’t have this summer luxury. So I thought this week that I’d re-post my similar post of July last year and list some of the local pools and water parks where we can go to cool off and take some much-needed respite from the Madrid heat.
You can find information about all of these locations on the Internet but for ease of reference I’ve listed some of them here.
Centro Deportivo Municipal Casa de Campo
Located in Casa de Campo/Moncloa-Aravaca
Centro Deportivo Municipal Francos Rodríguez
Located in Ciudad Universitaria / Moncloa-Aravaca
Centro Deportivo Municipal Peñuelas
Located in Acacias/Arganzuela
Polideportivo Vicente Del Bosque http://www.barriodelpilar.com/pol_barriodelpilar.htm#Piscina_de_Verano
Located in Barrio Del Pilar – near Torre Espacio
Remember that these pools do get busy and don’t open until 1100.
The natural pools, I’ve discovered are pools that use natural water from nearby springs or rivers. These are located outside the city in the mountains and are large, have extensive grassy areas and shade and would make an interesting day trip.
There are quite a few of these located all over Spain but I’m listing the three closest to Madrid.
Piscinas naturalas de Cercedilla
This is probably the closest to Madrid but apparently there is quite a walk from the train station.
Located in Cercedilla
Piscinas naturalas Buitrago del Lozoya
Located in Buitrago del Lozoya
Piscinas naturalas Rascafría (Las Presillas)
Located in Rascafría
Aquópolis San Fernando de Henares
This is the closest waterpark to Madrid.
Aquópolis de Villanueva de la Cañada
The above pools and parks are just to give you some ideas. Why not take a day trip this weekend and hit some of the lovely natural pools that the region has to offer!