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Rio On Pools

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Address: Mountain Pine Ridge Cayo District, Belize
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US$125.00*
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Thousand Foot Falls and Rio On Pools Tour from San Ignacio
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Rio On Pool, Rio Frio Cave and Caracol Maya Ruin Tour
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Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch

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Beautiful and refreshing pause

We stopped here, like everyone else, on the way back from Caracol. It's a great stop after a hot day at the ruins and hours on rough bumpy roads. It's free, refreshing, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here, like everyone else, on the way back from Caracol. It's a great stop after a hot day at the ruins and hours on rough bumpy roads. It's free, refreshing, and beautiful. We climbed a little higher upstream and felt like we had some private pools to ourselves. There are two doorless changing stalls and that's it. Bring... More 

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Stoughton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the upper pools, which were fairly easy to access from the road. We all had fun sliding from one pool to the other on natural waterslides. Great for families with older kids, not so much for little ones. So many attractions were out of our price range with a family of 5.

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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We got there after Caracol on a sunny day and it was gorgeous. We didn’t feel like swimming but did wade and it was very nice – great place for a picnic.

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New Harmony, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a good place to visit if you're on your way back from Caracol. I don't think I'd make a special trip out there from San Ignacio unless you're really into swimming in a river. We stopped by there with some little kids coming back from Caracol and it was a hit.

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Thank DljUtah
Mooringsport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

It is a journey to get there and yes the roads are rough but once you are there this place is really nice. Cool waters and the scenery was amazing. We arrived later in the day and practically had it to ourselves. There is a need for caution because the rocks are slippery . Also if you are coming in... More 

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San Pedro, Belize
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The pools are incredible whether you are viewing them from afar at the upper level parking lot, or from close up if you take one of the two paths to get to them! Clear water, beautiful boulders and sparkling falls make this a great spot for photographers and nature enthusiasts! The steps down to the lower pools are steep and... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a beautiful afternoon at this great swimming location. Parking lot was close by and a short walk to the pools. I enjoyed lounging on the rocks and taking in the scenery while my husband enjoyed taking a refreshing dip in the larger pool. Seems to be duty within a valley surrounded by beautiful trees all around. We were... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

These pools created by waterfalls are great to swim in and beautiful to view. This is worth the hour and a quarter drive over unpaved, rough roads. Pack a picnic and your swimsuit and enjoy nature far away from civilization. It is obvious the locals enjoy this from the number of campfire remains that can be found.

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CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The road out is fairly bumpy, so expect slow going. We drove from San Ignacio and it took almost two hours. It had been raining, so maybe the road was more rutted than usual. The pools themselves are quite beautiful, with several small waterfalls and natural water slides. There are a few sandy beaches for a picnic lunch. The only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The Rio cuts through some spectacular granitic rocks creating small and large falls over about a half mile stretch that's easily accessible for picnics, swimming (skinny dipping?) and whatever...Our stop came at the tail end of a trip to Caracol, so we were all ready to immerse ourselves in the cool waters...

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