Piscinas La Fajana, Barlovento

La Fajana salt water swimming pools, Barlovento, La Palma, CanaryIslands
La Fajana salt water swimming pools, Barlovento

Fancy swimming in sea-water without the waves?

These are some rather nice salt-water swimming pools at Fajana, five km outside the village of Barlovento, on the main road to Santa Cruz. At one time they were only the natural pools, but they’ve been improved rather nicely. There’s a pool near the top for senior citizens and the disabled, but the best places are reached down two flights of steps. They come in different depths, so that some are ideal for nervous beginners and some have more space. There’s lots of flat space for sunbathing, and some caves beside the pools provide space for those who want to read a book without getting burned.

Salt water swimming pools at La Fajana, Barlovento, La Palma
Salt water swimming pools at La Fajana, Barlovento, La Palma

There’s a cafe/bar/restaurant. It costs a bit more than similar places on the islands, but then they’ve obviously made a considerable investment by providing the pools. You aren’t allowed to take your own food down to the pools.

You can stay in the self-catering apartments (visible at the top of the first picture) Tel 922 186162.

There are also fresh water showers (50 cents) and toilets.

And would you believe it, the toilets/changing rooms have a lovely mural on the ceiling and the tops of the walls. ! It’s signed by the local artist, Luis Morera.

The toilets at La Fajana swimming pool, Barlovento
The toilets at La Fajana swimming pool, Barlovento

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Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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