The province of Jaén, known for its vast olive groves, hides within its borders picturesque lakes and rushing rivers, which are the real gems of this region.
While driving through the province of Jaén, the most characteristic sight is the rows of evenly planted olive trees. However, the view outside the window changed as we crossed the border of the Parque Natural de las Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas.
Here, the Guadalquivir River , the largest river in Andalusia and the fifth-longest river on the Iberian Peninsula has its source. The Guadalquivir flows through Andalusia from east to west, crossing Seville and Córdoba.
Several dozen kilometers from the source, there is a beautiful place surrounded by mountains called El Charco de la Pringue, one of the natural pools in Jaén.
You can leave a car on the road that leads to the "pool".
Check out the other natural pools of the province of Jaen. Several of them are beautiful places worth visiting.
PS For those interested in rafting, the river is an excellent place to practice this type of sport. Several companies organize rafting trips on the Guadalquivir River.
Driving from place to place in the Parque Natural de las Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas , we were surprised at how lush and green it is all around. We would love to spend a short vacation living there. We wouldn't be able to get bored having so many natural attractions around.