As the temperatures begin to rise, people everywhere are looking to plan trips to some of the best beaches in the world.Others, however, are searching for a slightly more offbeat way to cool off: swimming holes.
Swimming holes offer exhilarating swims and stunning views, and while they might not be the number one destination on everyone’s list, according to Pinterest people are searching for them more than ever before.
In fact, searches for swimming holes are up 183% from last year, meaning that these hidden gems might not be hidden for much longer.Here are 17 amazing swimming holes that you’ll be dying to dive into this summer.
Devil’s Pool ‘ Livingstone, Zambia – This natural infinity pool sits on the edge of Victoria Falls, one of the world’s largest waterfalls. You can only swim in it from mid-August to mid-January, when the water level is lowest.
After a rocky hike to the pool, thrill-seekers can jump in, and swim up right to the edge of the crashing falls, where a rock border has formed over several years. Havasu Falls ‘ Supai, Arizona, USA. These stunning pools have been formed by the Havasu Falls, and are a popular spot for cliff jumping.
The crystal blue waters can be found deep in the Grand Canyon, and can only be reached via a long, treacherous hike.To visit, you’ll need to make reservations through the Havasupai Reservation, though with growing popularity, they’re becoming harder and harder to get.
Giola Pool’ Astris, Greece. This natural swimming hole on the island of Thassos is inches away from the Aegean Sea, separated only by a small rock wall.
The water inside the hole is much warmer than the ocean, as well as clearer. People love jumping into it from its short, overhanging cliffs.