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Rio On Pools, Cayo

4.4
#6 of 21 in Nature in Cayo
Immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of nature at Rio On Pools. Dip into cool, calm granite pools that feed from water cascading down rocks. Surrounded by lush green vegetation, the nearby grassy area makes for a great spot to enjoy a picnic while listening to the sound of water flowing downstream. Bring good water shoes and be careful when traversing the granite, as the rocks can be very slippery. See Rio On Pools and all Cayo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cayo online day trip planner .
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  • Great place to cool off, and so many different pools, even if there are some folks didn't feel too busy (although there were only small vehicles when we were there, no tours). Was a great stop to cool...  more »
  • We didn't have a car so we hired a cab driver from San Ignacio for 70BZD ($35 USD) roundtrip – it was so worth it! It’s about 1.25 hours to the waterfall (paved and dirt roads). The waterfall is locat...  more »
  • To go there is a bumpy ride and you need own vehicle or off road motorbike as me. The waterfall turn off is not well marked. You have to follow the sign Blanconeux Lodge and latter you will find the s...  more »
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  • Fantastic place for a swim on any day! Wandering between the pools on the rocks, or wading through them to get between beautiful rapids is a relaxing and refreshing experience. Has changed rooms and an easily usable trail.
  • Great place to stop for a swim on the way back from Caracol. It’s a short walk down to the falls where you will find many good places to relax in the sun.
  • Easily accessible from the road to Caracol. Well worth a short side trip. There are two main areas here. The lower pools have steep and scary steps down with no rails. The upper part is much easier to access and wade around in.
  • Absolutely awesome place! The waterfall massage was great, make sure you go for a swim! Also make sure to use Insect repellant cos the botlas flies will get you otherwise.
  • One of the more accessible areas of Mountain Pine Forest - easy to park and not very crowded. Free entry. Opportunity to swim in the pools and under a waterfall after a short, steep downhill walk. Note that roads leading to forest are bumpy and you will have to go slow, took a very long time to get from main roads to forest -- 4 wheel drive highly recommended. You will also be stopped on the way to have your license plate recorded. No bathrooms.
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