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#Pakal_Kafe: Ein Sapir

Here's an interesting fact about Israelis - They like to take a #Pakal_Kafe with them on hikes in nature, or when they visit their nearby ma'ayan (spring). (or sometimes use them at home!)

Why do you ask? Well, simply because there is nothing more Israeli than enjoying the outdoors with a nice steaming glass of fresh coffee (*Don't worry, there is always emergency tea for the non-coffee drinkers).

>>> So we @iKonnect decided to hop on this trend!

The pool at Ein Sapir
Credit: Shifra Gottlieb

The story

The Jerusalem area is blessed with many natural springs and ponds, and Ein Sapir is one of the more unique ones. The pond is actually situated within a large cave, and if you go inside you can even watch how the water exits the spout. This spot is truly one of the more unique ponds in the area and one of our favorites for sure.

What to expect?

The pond inside the cave is quite large and can fit several people together. The water is cool and refreshing, and outside of the cave are another two smaller ponds.

Near the water, you will find plenty of shady seating spots that are perfect for a picnic or a #Pakal_Kafe

A pakal kafe kit set up at the edge of the Ein Sapir pool
Credit: Shifra Gottlieb

What you need to know!

  • It can get chilly in the area, even in the summer, so make sure to bring something warm.

  • The water is in a cave so it is cold. Just FYI!

  • There are no garbage pickups from the area, so make sure you gather your trash and take it with you when you leave.

  • Payment & hours: Free and unlimited hours

  • Distance from the parking lot: Right nearby

  • Best season to visit: All year long

  • Family-friendly? Yes

Part of the pool at Ein Sapir
Credit: Shifra Gottlieb


🚗 By car: put the location "Ein Sapir" into Waze or Google Maps and drive.

⬅️You will enter Even Sapir and turn right on a road called Topaz. ⬇️Continue on the road till the end. 📍The cave will be on your left.

🚌 By public transportation: from the Jerusalem bus station.

🚊Take the light rail till its last stop, Har Hertzl. 🚌Get on the 27א bus to Even Sapir. 🚶Get off at the stop, Ha'Yahalom/Ha'Gavish, and walk down to Topaz Road. 📍When you get to the end of the road you will see the cave.


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