Aguas Verdes Natural Pools: Wild West Coast of Fuerteventura

Aguas Verdes Natural Pools Fuerteventura

After one of the best weeks ever, our visit to this majestic island wouldn’t have been complete without venturing to Fuerteventura’s wild west coast. Not only is it known for its vast volcanic landscape, but also the amazing Aguas Verdes natural pools. As the most popular natural pools on Fuerteventura, they make for a great day trip or afternoon near the ocean. Travel with us from the Mirador de Guise y Ayose viewpoint to one of the best places to swim on Fuerteventura, and even chow down on a delicious plato del dia to tie it all together!

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Aguas Verdes Natural Pools Low Tide Guide

Visit: 1 Hour Before Low tide
Tide Info:
Spend: 1-2 Hours
Location: Aguas Verdes

The Aguas Verdes natural pools are the showstopper of the Fuerteventura’s west coast, and a must visit on your trip to the island. This section of coastline features six kilometers of natural pools that you can dunk in and out of during low tide.

As one of the best things to do in Fuerteventura, you should make sure to leave at least one sunny afternoon to enjoy them fully! Below are some essential things to know before your visit.

Wear Shoes: You might usually wear sandals to go swimming, but shoes are an absolute must here! These rocks are very sharp and it would be easy to slip and hurt yourself while climbing.

Check the Tides: As with any natural pools in the Canaries, the most important thing is to check for low tide. This will only leave you with 1-2 hours of prime swimming time before the waves come crashing in. Don’t get stranded!

Waves: If you were thinking you’re going to be doing any swimming outside of the natural pools… Think again! The waves in the ocean in front of the pools are huge and not very safe for swimming.

Parking: There’s a small area to park on the edge of a residential road that overlooks the beach. From here you can walk down and take a right to the start of the Aguas Verdes natural pools.

Find Your Rock: These Fuerteventura natural pools are surrounded by caves and crevasses which are the perfect place to relax. Due to the tides, it would be nearly impossible to see all of the natural pools in one day. So there’s no shame if you want to bring lunch and find your own slice of paradise to chill out in!

Aguas Verdes Natural Pools Entrance

Our Adventure to Aguas Verdes Natural Pools

Arriving in the late afternoon, it was just past low tide and already the waves were starting to crash against the rocks. Yet, that didn’t stop us from enjoying the pools on Fuerteventura’s west coast! We hiked on the sharp rocks about 10-15 minutes in and reached the first of many massive natural pools.

After a quick swim we climbed a bit further, but then realized that we wouldn’t have much time if we kept going. Instead we decided to enjoy our spot and spent the rest of our time at this big pool.

Swimming in the crystal clear water with the waves crashing in front of us made for an amazingly scenic swim!

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Aguas Verdes Fuerteventura Natural Pools

Don’t Mess With the Tides

As we’ve hinted in this post the tide is very important when visiting the natural pools. You can walk along the cliffs above the pools at any time to admire them, but to actually jump in you’ll want to stay safe.

Try to arrive 45 minutes before low tide to maximize your visit. When you start to see the waves getting strong and tide pushing against the rocks you should stay in the further back pools, or jump out all together.

Fuerteventura Natural Pools

Mirador de Guise y Ayose

After you’ve explored the Aguas Verdes natural pools it’s time to check out more of the diverse terrain of the island. One of the best things to do in Fuerteventura is the Mirador de Guise y Ayose lookout point. The drive in itself is beautiful as you’ll have views of the desert the entire way up.

When you reach the top you’ll see sandy dunes and mountains for miles with the ocean in the distance! Since it’s only a quick 20 minute drive from the Fuerteventura natural pools we described above, it makes sense to see both of them in the same day. Just keep the tides in mind when you’re deciding which to see first.

Mirador de Guise y Ayose Location

Mirador de Guise y Ayose Fuerteventura's west coast

Abuelo Alfredo Lunch Spot 

In between or after all the best things to do in Fuerteventura you’re going to need something to eat! Driving around this desert-like terrain is no fun on empty stomach, and if you’re anything like us it won’t take long before you’re pulling over for the nearest plate of the day.

When we walked into Abuelo Alfredo we weren’t sure what to expect, but we quickly saw a delicious looking chick pea soup and a full dining room full of customers. At 12 Euros a piece this plato del dia was one of the more pricy ones we had in the Canary Islands.

However, with not many other dining options available in this area it was more than worth it! Below is what we ordered if you’d like to follow our lead.

  • Drink: Tinto de Verano
  • First Course: Rancho Canario Soup
  • Second Course: Fish with Papas Arrugadas
  • Dessert: Flan

Abuelo Alfredo Location

Abuelo Alfredo Fuerteventura's west coast

Have any questions about the west coast of Fuerteventura, Aguas Verdes natural pools, or want to share your own tips on the island? Let us know in the comments below!

Safe Travels,
Brigitte & Jake

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Where To Stay In Fuerteventura

Ultra Luxury (High End) – Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real G.L – Upscale family friendly hotel set on the beach with two pools, spas, and six restaurants. While everything you need is onsite, the location also makes a great choice for exploring the north of the island.

Fun Vacation (Mid Range) – AVANTI Lifestyle Hotel – Upscale adults-only hotel overlooking the ocean. Mediterranean style decor with ocean view rooms, rooftop pool, and stylish restaurant. Steps from seaside cafes and bars as well as the Carralejo town beach.

Hostel Life (Budget) – La Fresa Hostel – Basic hostel in the center of Corralejo with dorms and private rooms. Large common areas, small outdoor pool, and shared kitchen.

For more places to stay in Fuerteventura you can explore the latest prices here!

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  1. January 17, 2022 / 6:57 am

    Are you in Fuerte right now? If yes I would love to book a trip with you.
    How can I contact you? I didn’t see anywhere a contact.
    Best regards Regina

    • Brigitte & Jake
      January 17, 2022 / 8:00 am

      Hi Regina!

      This was actually just our experience from our last visit to Fuerteventura. It’s meant to be used as a guide for you to explore on your own. If we were there we would totally meet up and have a swim with you though! Hope you find your way there and have a great time (-:

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