07 Aug River-Hike: Barranco Blanco
The footpath leading to the pool is very steep and slippery. Once you reach the edge you will be surprised by an 11 m high waterfall over a very polished tufa feeding a small crystalline pool. The seepage springs of the shady walls host an interesting colony of maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris) and green mosses. Under the waterfall there is a small cavity. The surrounding vegetation consists of oleanders, canes and willows. If you would like to explore the higher course of the river, you can walk the PR-A 338 trail, starting from the bridge. The site has been declared a Unique Spot of the Province of Málaga.
The pool beneath the waterfall is not deep anywhere and it is easy to walk in, as the bottom consists of small very rounded pebbles. Be careful when accessing the grotto, as the ground is rather slippery. The pool that precedes it, of a similar size, is deep and you will not be able to stand in the water. Jumping from the rocks is not recommended. There are no comfortable places on the banks to lie on, but the rocks, which are very rounded, are good to sit on. To escape the crowds, we recommend visiting the area very early, at dusk or on weekdays.