Charco Azul

Discover the stunning Charco Azul natural pool on the Island of La Palma, a collection of natural pools that have been awarded the “Ecoplayas” Flag for several consecutive years, positioning them as some of the best in the Canary archipelago. Located on the pedestrian promenade in San Andrés y Sauces, this spot is perfect for families to enjoy the sea and sun in a unique setting that attracts visitors from all over the world.

Charco Azul natural pool in la Palma

La Palma Must see: Immerse yourself in the beauty of Charco Azul natural pool, the volcanic natural pool of turquoise waters

After a lovely hike in the Los Tilos forest or at the Nacientes de Marcos y Cordero, there’s nothing better than taking a dip in the incredible turquoise waters of Charco Azul in La Palma. Charco Azul offers an unparalleled experience, especially after its recent renovation in 2013, which earned it an international award for added services. Its calm waters, sheltered from the waves, make this place an oasis amidst the rocky and strong-wave coastline of northeastern La Palma.

charco azul natural pools la palma

This spectacular spot features a large pool with a waterfall, a children’s pool, and a cove called “Charco de las Damas”. Facilities include a kiosk, restaurant, sunshades, sun terrace, showers, changing rooms, railings, stairs, and parking, earning it the “Ecoplayas” Flag recognition awarded by ATEGRUS, which rewards municipalities with quality management in tourism, environmental, and sustainable aspects.

Charco Azul: A Stunning Gem Amidst Lush Greenery, Paving the Way to Historic San Andrés!

The scenic pedestrian walkway, named El Melonar, leads directly to the charming historic center of San Andrés and Sauces. Here, you can savor delicious fish in one of the restaurants situated in the church square, surrounded by banana plants, palm trees, and flowers. Without a doubt, it’s a captivating place.

It’s unquestionably one of the main and best natural attractions of La Palma Island. Don’t hesitate to visit this hidden gem on your next trip to the island and indulge in a unique experience in its natural pools.

Charco Azul is ideal for a dip almost all year round, although it should be noted that the waters of the Atlantic Ocean can be cold, even in summer. The pool is directly fed by the sea and has small platforms for jumping into the water, making it even more special.

el charco azul

Especially between 11 am and 2 pm on weekends, particularly in August, the pools can be crowded, while during the week, the atmosphere is much more peaceful. Charco Azul has ample parking, is accessible by car and also by bus.


Available services:

  • Parking
  • Lifeguards
  • Showers
  • Changing rooms
  • Sunshades
  • Restaurant
  • Disabled-friendly


  • Relaxation
  • Swimming
  • Adult pool
  • Children’s pool
  • Water jumps from platforms

Near Charco Azul beach, you’ll find the Ron Aldea distillery, an opportunity for visitors to the area to purchase a bottle of this typical Palmero rum or even take a guided tour of the facilities. However, it’s important to note that visits are only possible with prior reservation.


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