A barely 3 km long / less than 1 hour hike through a magnificent wilderness path uphill, will lead you to one of the most beautiful natural pools you can swim in while in Extremadura, Spain: Los Pilones del Jerte (Jerte River pools) or La Garganta del Infierno ( Hell’s Throat ).
Thirteen eroded stone pools located one after the other one. Not that much crowded because of the spot’s relative inaccessibility and talented locals jumping like there wasn’t a tomorrow. Canyoning through them all after a first jump in the upper one is a must-do filled with exciting white-water waterfalls, deep and shallow holes and calm waters. Walk the 6 km return if you are somewhere between semi-fit and fit or ask for a lift to the guys standing in the beginning of the trail if you are running out of time or don’t want to sweat to get there.
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