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How To Find the Natural Rock Pool in Fuerteventura: All You Need To Know

How To Find the Natural Rock Pool in Fuerteventura: All You Need To Know

What to expect from visiting the natural rock pool in Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura
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A secret swimming spot

Piscina Natural is a secret natural rock pool in Caleta de Fuste.

It goes under several different names: Piscina Natural, Caleta de Fuste rock pool and Krabbenfelsen Natural Pool.

It’s all the same exceptional pool.

Framed by rocks, the ocean water fills up a small pool that looks amazingly emerald green when the water is still.

The pool is actually still relatively unknown but it is gaining more popularity thanks to Instagram.

If you have looked at pictures from Fuerteventura on the platform, you might have seen it before.

However, when we visited in 2022 it wasn’t crowded at all and some of the people there even seemed to have stumbled randomly across it on their walk on the rocks.

But it’s good to know what you are looking for because the rock pool isn’t the easiest to spot from the road.

In this travel guide to the natural rock pool in Caleta de Fuste, we will tell you how to find the pool and what you need to think of before visiting.

Where to stay near the rock pool:

Search for the best value accommodation in Caleta de Fuste here.

Swimming in the natural pool near Rosario
Swimming in the natural pool was one of the most memorable things we did on Fuerteventura.

What to expect of the rock pool

Swimming in the clear ocean water in the natural pool was one of our favourite things to do in Fuerteventura!

The secret natural pool hidden in the rocks is not far from the little resort town Caleta de Fuste, just south of Puerto del Rosario (the capital of Fuerteventura).

When the tide is high, you almost can’t see the pool but when the tide is low, the water becomes calm, clear and emerald green.

This is the best time to go for a swim and take pictures.

The natural pool at Caleta de Fuste
The natural rock pool near Caleta de Fuste is a sight for sore eyes when the tide is low.

Our experience

We planned our visit to Piscina Natural on a day when the tide would be low early in the day to avoid the crowds.

After parking our car and walking over the rocks, we found the gorgeous pool.

The rocks are pretty sharp so wear suitable footwear or at least thick sandals (think Birkenstocks) to avoid hurting your feet or slipping in flip-flops.

Arriving around an hour before low tide, we were the only ones there so we had plenty of time to take pictures and explore the rocky area.

As the waves died down and the water calmed, we went in. The rocks leading into the pool can be slippery so be careful.

To be honest, the water was quite cold but refreshing!

It was a really cool experience swimming in this little protected rock pool overlooking the ocean.

More and more people came as we got closer to the lowest tide but it never felt crowded.

Most of them just snapped a picture and went on while a few stayed and jumped in. The vibe was very relaxed.

The area around the natural pool
The area around the natural rock pool is cool but not as spectacular as the pool itself.
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How long time to spend at the rock pool

Just walking to Piscina Natural to take a photo and then heading back to Caleta de Fuste might take just 15 minutes.

Set aside at least 30 minutes if you plan to swim, or perhaps more if you like to relax and soak up the sun after your dip.

We ended up spending around an hour and a half swimming, taking pictures and enjoying the sun.

Swimming in the natural pool at Caleta de Fuste
The water in the pool can be quite cold even on a sunny day.
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Opening times

The natural rock pool in Caleta de Fuste is open 24/7.

However, you will want to time your visit right with the tides if you plan to swim. We will tell you more about that further down under the section about when to visit the rock pool.

Price

Visiting the natural rock pool is free of charge!

Most things to do in Fuerteventura are free and that’s one of the many reasons we love this amazing island.

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Map

Piscina Natural is located on a peninsula tip just north of Caleta de Fuste which is on the east coast of Fuerteventura around 13 kilometres south of the capital Puerto del Rosario.

Find it marked on the map below.

How to get to the rock pool

Caleta de Fuste

The first stop to visit the rock pool is to get to the little town of Caleta de Fuste.

If you arrive by car, you can park for free just north of Caleta de Fuste town on Avenue Maritima and easily walk from there.

If you already stay in Caleta de Fuste or get there by public transport, you can just walk from town to the pool.

As there are no signs leading to the pool so you will have to know what you are looking for.

Where is the pool?

Follow the sidewalk north of Caleta de Fuste along the coast.

When you are at the tip of the little peninsula (the most eastern part), leave the sidewalk and walk on the rocks towards the ocean.

The rocks are pretty sharp so sneakers or thick sandals are recommended.

After a minute or two, you should be able to spot the rock pool if you have timed your visit right with the low tide.

If you can’t find it, try to look up “Piscina Natural” (natural pool) in the area of Caleta de Fuste on Google Maps for the precise location.

Take some pictures of it from above to really capture the colour of the water and then climb down the rocks to get in the pool and enjoy the water.

Once again, the rocks near the water can be slippery so be really careful.

Caleta de Fuste as seen from the natural rock pool
Caleta de Fuste is located very close to the natural pool. These rocks are located just next to the pool itself.
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When to visit the rock pool

The secret rock pool in Fuerteventura can be visited all year round, although we would recommend going on a sunny day for the most beautiful colour of the water.

The most important thing is to check the tides before arriving to make sure you’ll be able to see the rock pool.

Come around an hour before the lowest tide to have the maximum amount of time there if you want to jump in and cool off.

At low tide when the waves no longer crash over the rocks, the pool looks incredible as the surface is completely still and you can see all the way to the bottom.

This is also when most tourists and locals decide to make the trip out to the rocks to see or swim in the pool.

At high tide, you almost can’t see the pool and the crazy waves from the ocean can make it dangerous to swim.

The natural rock pool near Caleta de Fuste
The water colour of the natural pool is often prettiest when your camera angle is high, but it all depends on the angle of the sun.
The pool as seen from ground level
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Where to stay near the rock pool

Puerto del Rosario to Caleta de Fuste

Staying in the eastern central part of Fuerteventura comes with some obvious positives: transport from and to the airport is minimal and you’ll be easily connected with the rest of the island.

That means staying here can be a good choice if you don’t rent a car.

On the other hand, the eastern central part of Fuerteventura is generally not the most interesting part of the island for most tourists.

Apart from the natural pool of Caleta de Fuste, the beaches here aren’t Fuerteventura’s best (although they’re still fine!). That means you’ll have to travel to get to Fuerteventura’s top sights.

Where to stay in Puerto del Rosario & Caleta de Fuste

Search for the best value accommodation in Caleta de Fuste here.

Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel
Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel is an adults-only hotel located within a golf resort. ©Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel (adlink)
Sheraton Fuerteventura
Choose between 4 outdoor pools at the 5-starred Sheraton in Caleta de Fuste. ©Sheraton Fuerteventura Golf & Spa Resort (adlink)
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Stay centrally in Fuerteventura near a small beach at Hotel el Mirador. ©Hotel el Mirador de Fuerteventura (adlink)
La Casita di Fuerte
La Casita di Fuerte in Caleta de Fuste is one of the cheapest places to stay in Fuerteventura. ©La Casita di Fuerte (adlink)
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What to bring to the rock pool

  • Travel insurance (adlink). Never travel without it!
  • A good camerahere’s a guide to the gear we use.
  • Sunscreen (adlink) if you want to relax in the sun after a dip.
  • Sneakers or thick sandals so you can walk on the sharp rocks without hurting your feet.
  • Swimwear and a towel if you plan to swim in the natural pool.
  • A refillable water bottle.
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Minimise your impact

To minimise your impact, follow these guidelines:

  • Bring your own drinking water in a refillable bottle.
  • Avoid single-use plastics, including straws.
  • Dispose of waste properly. While putting your trash in a nearby trashcan is convenient, wrappers and other small items are prone to get taken by the wind and end up in the ocean.
  • Check your sunscreen. Many brands contain oxybenzone and other chemicals that are harmful to corals.
  • Take only photos, leave only footprints.
  • Be considerate of other visitors.
  • Respect wildlife.
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Thanks for reading

Thanks for reading our travel guide to the secret rock pool in Fuerteventura. We hope it has been useful!

What do you think about the natural pool?

If you’ve been to the pool or to Fuerteventura it would be awesome to hear your best tips in the comments.

If you haven’t been yet, please don’t hesitate to ask us anything. We’re glad to help.

What to expect from visiting the natural rock pool in Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura
What to expect from visiting the natural rock pool in Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura
What to expect from visiting the natural rock pool in Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura

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