Rioesquillo Pool - A taste of nature without the chill
Yesterday I went to the Rioesquillo Pool and recreation area with David and one of his friends. You'll need a car to reach the pool from Madrid. It took over an hour to get there.
Once we arrived, we were met with a long line of cars waiting to park and a long line of people waiting to get in. After another half hour, we were inside!
The pool is chlorinated, so despite its close proximity to nature, it's not freezing like other pools in the Madrid mountains. The pool is very large, curved and located right in front of a body of water with a dramatic mountain view.
There were A LOT of people at the pool on Sunday, but there was plenty of space to put down our towels and enjoy our lunch. There is a large grassy area where people put down towels, umbrellas, chairs and even tents. The pool is deep enough to dive into and had a perfect, refreshing (but not freezing) water temperature.
If you are lucky enough to have a car, I recommend a visit to this pool as a way to escape the Madrid summer heat!
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