Come the warmer months there’s nothing quite like visiting an outdoor swimming pool to cool down under the Spanish sun. Ranging from the cheap-and-cheerful municipal pool to top-of-the-range aquatic parks, these are some of the coolest places to splash around in Spain.
Famous for being one of the hottest cities in Europe – regularly reaching 40ºC during the summer months – Seville can be a real scorcher if you don’t know where to cool down. If you’re a fan of big slides and splashing around then head to the Aquopolis for a fun-filled day in the water. There are rides for every age group, from easygoing slides for the little ones to fast and furious rides that will have even the grown-ups screaming.
Aquopolis, Av. del Deporte, 8, Sevilla, Spain +34 954 40 66 22
Combining the best of both worlds, the Zona Banys del Forùm is an outdoor pool built in to the sea-front in Barcelona. Enjoy the benefits of salt water and the maritime breeze but with all the convenience and safety of an access ladder, swimming lanes and shelter from the waves. The council have also created clearly marked swimming lanes out in the open water for those who feel even more adventurous.