Summer is just around the corner and Madrid is getting ready! For our June Blog we want to share with you the best swimming pools in Madrid and also the natural swimming pools just outside the city. Ready to splash around and get a tan?

Keep reading for the complete list of pools for those who love the water and spending time outdoors.

 

Summer is just around the corner and Madrid is getting ready! For our June Blog we want to share with you the best swimming pools in Madrid and also the natural swimming pools just outside the city. Ready to splash around and get a tan?

Keep reading for the complete list of pools for those who love the water and spending time outdoors.

 

Piscina Lago (Metro Lago, Line 10)

This sports facility near Casa de Campo park has an indoor pool (temporarily closed) and an outdoor swimming pool for the summer, both of them Olympic-size. The summer season for Piscina Lago usually starts mid-May and ends around the 15th of September. It opens every day from 11:00 until 21:00 and the prices are affordable:

Adult: 4,50€

Students (from 15 to 26 years old): 3,60€

Kids (until 14 years old): 2,70€

Seniors (older than 65 years old): 1,35€

 

Centro Deportivo Municipal Peñuelas (Metro Acacias, Line 5)

This sport complex includes three swimming pools: one for kids under 6 years old, a medium size one and an L-shaped one. There is a selection of activities than can be done, from swimming lessons to mojito drinking: as a matter of fact, there is a little chiringuito (beach bar) where you can get food and drinks. All makes this place an excellent summer spot to spend the entire day. Its opening hours are from 11:00 until 21:00 everyday and the prices are as follows:

Adult: 4,50€

Students (from 15 to 26 years old): 3,60€

Kids (until 14 years old): 2,70€

Seniors (older than 65 years old): 1,35€

 

Instalación Deportiva Canal de Isabel II (Metro Canal, Line 2)

This huge sport center has been built in 1930 on top of the first water deposit of the city. In 1985 “Canal de Isabel II” (the company in charge of supplying water for the city of Madrid) and the Community of Madrid have signed an agreement that allows citizen to enjoy this area as a recreational spot. The area takes up a surface of about 40.000 m2. The main complex includes the swimming pool, a gym, a tennis- and paddle court. The other part has two soccer fields and one indoor soccer facility. We definitely recommend this spot for athletes and sport lovers. This sport center opens from Monday to Sunday from 08:00 to 22:00 and it costs 5,50€ to get in. You can also get a pass for 10 times for price of 50€.

 

Centro Deportivo Municipal Escuelas de San Antón (Metro Tribunal, Line 10)

This swimming pool is located within walking distance from Mad4You Hostel, in the area of Malasaña, Madrid city center, and it is an indoor pool. They organize plenty of classes such as swimming lessons, water aerobics and water Pilates and even have a sauna! It is open from Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 23:00, Saturday from 8:00 to 21:00, Sunday from 9:00 to 19:00 and the entrance fee is only 5€ per person.

 

Parque Deportivo Puerta del Hierro

This park is located a bit outside of Madrid, but we believe it is definitely worth a visit! With its 300.000 m2 of green, it is the biggest outdoor swimming pool of Madrid. One can play golf, tennis, archery, and even rugby and rafting. The swimming pool area is massive (more than 130 m2 large) and it is even one of the biggest in Europe! Perfect for a relaxing day in the sun with your new Hostel friends! Getting there only takes 45 minutes from Plaza del Callao: take the bus number 133 to Mirasierra and get off at the stop Parque Deportivo Puerta de Hierro. Entrance prices may vary depending on what activity you will be doing.

NATURAL SWIMMING POOLS

 

El Pantano de San Juan (70 km from Madrid)

It is considered the “beach of Madrid” as it is the only natural water source of the city where swimming is permitted. Also, it has a beach line of more than 10 km. Do not forget to visit the Cerro de San Esteban (on the right side of El Pantano de San Juan) where you can hike and reach a point with a breath-taking view of the water. Some say there are rupestrian paintings nearby, let us know if you find them! If you feel particularly outdoorsy you can spend the weekend here, as there are camping facilities in the area. To get there: from metro- and bus station Principe Pio you need to take bus number 551 departing from Gate 22 (Cevesa bus Company). It takes approximately one hour, and the bus will drop you off 15 minutes walking distance from the Pantano, and the last bus back to Madrid goes at 22:00.

 

Area Recreativa de Riosequillo (2km from Madrid)

This area is only 2 km away from Madrid city and it is a little green paradise, ideal for the hot summer days. The view of the surrounding hills is spectacular and even if it can get a bit crowded, there is plenty of swimming space for everybody. To get there, take the bus number 191 from metro- and bus station Plaza de Castilla.

 

 

We hope we have put you in the summer mood with all these options for swimming pools in Madrid. Madrid might not have an actual beach, like Barcelona, but it has plenty of recreational areas and nature where you can escape from the heat. Just start planning your visit and we suggest you take in account a couple of our pasts blogs about the wonders of Madrid:

–          Best parks of Madrid: https://mad4youhostel.com/en/blog/the-best-parks-and-gardens-in-madrid

–          Discover the vicinity of Madrid: https://mad4youhostel.com/en/blog/trips-around-madrid

–          For all our other blogs: https://mad4youhostel.com/en/blog

 

If you require any other information or have question you can always contact us at info@mad4youhostel.com or chat with our super helpful and knowledgeable staff once at the Hostel! Hope to see you soon at Mad4You Hostel to enjoy the summer of 2018 together!

 

Sunny regards,

 

The Mad4You Hostel Team