Charca de la Llana. Río Guadiaro. Jimera de Líbar
- Protected Area: not included
- Watershed: Mediterranean Catchment Area
- Main Watercourse: Río Guadiaro
- Municipality: Jimera de Líbar
- Coordinates: x: 295408 / y: 4058789 / z: 382 m
- Location: easy
- Access: convenient
- Swimming Potential: high.
How to get there
Like the previous pool, the Estación de Jimera de Líbar is the closest village to the bathing area. This time, as soon as you enter the hamlet, turn left along the road that crosses the railway line. Once you are on the other side, turn again at the roundabout and follow the dirt track travelling in a south-westerly direction, always running parallel to the Guadiaro. After approximately one kilometre, you will arrive at La Llana. There are several places where the track is wide enough to park.
The pool is only a few metres away from the eastern border of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. La Llana, like many others, is actually an irrigation dam that holds water for irrigation. The place is stunning and boasts views of the limestone mountains of Líbar. The Arroyo de Atajate stream flows into this part of the river, which is also met by the path from Jimera de Líbar via Cañada Olivar. Similarly, the entire length of the riverbank belongs to the Campo de Gibraltar drovers’ road, one of the Serranía de Ronda’s traditional cattle trails. The pool is one of the best of the province of Málaga, both because of its huge size and convenient access. There are some tables and benches beneath a large shaded area provided by weeping willows and poplars. Upriver, without access from the track, lies the Charca del Rucho.
The middle of the pool is deeper than an adult. Be very careful if you decide to approach the wall retaining the water, because the slippery algae could make you lose your footing. The pool stretches upstream and you will lose sight of it from the little beach, so please remember to keep an eye on any children. There is a rope hanging from a tree to swing from and jump into the water. Although it is not entirely dangerous, the younger members of the family should be supervised.