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Rio On Pools

Mountain Pine Ridge Cayo District, Belize
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Ranked #24 of 39 Activities in Cayo
Type: Waterfalls
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Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This didn't have the huge and glamorous water falls that we already saw in Belize - but it was fun climbing over a lot of the rocks. We were apparently getting too close to a dangerous waterfall further down stream but someone from a lookout point started waving their hands and warning us to go no further - we took... More

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Bellmore, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Lovely spot to stop & cool off after the trip to Caracol. But the rocks are very slippery. I slipped & fell so I didn't make it to the waterfall area. But my daughter did & she loved it

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Vonore, Tennessee
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We enjoyed our brief stop here on the return trip from Caracol. We were hot and tired, and the swim refreshed us. Our guide recommended the safest area for us to enter and swim. The water is chilly, and the rocks are VERY slippery. There was one area that was over my head, and there is a current since it's... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had all got soaked during a heavy rain storm so didn't swim here, we were already wet enough. We stopped at the top and took pictures looking down on the falls. I'm sure in good weather it would be great to stop as looked very pretty. Watch out for the huge wasp nest in the shelter at the top.... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

After a 5 minute hike from the dirt road where we parked coming back from Caracol, this visit to the pools was well worth it. There are several small pools and one of them is about 10 feet deep and fun to swim or relax. Water shoes are recommended since walking across rocks with moss an be very slippery..Well worth... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Caracol was amazing, don't get me wrong, and the Rio Frio cave was overwhelming. But the Rio On Pools? So. Much. Fun. We were hot and tired and this side trip totally revived us. Getting a shoulder/back massage from a waterfall is one of the most amazing feelings. And then we were just acting like idiots, sliding down from one... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

After our visit to Caracol we stopped at Rio On Pools for a quick swim. I thoroughly enjoyed the scenery and the refreshing swim. It appears most tours stop here on the way back from Caracol so be prepared for many people to be enjoying the pools with you. Overall, a nice little stop. Water shoes are recommended.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Great place to stop after Caracol and swim around. Find a little "water slide" and have fun! Yes it is slippery and a little chilly, but it is a river afterall...

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Dallas, Texas
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34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stopped at Rio on Pools on the way back from Caracol. It was a rather warm day, and the pools were quite refreshing. It was not crowded at all. In fact, there was only one other family there at the same time as us. As others have noted, it was rather slippery! Might be a good idea to bring... More

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Derry, New Hampshire
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

It is just my opinion, but I don't understand all the positive press for this place. The rocks are VERY slippery due to algae. Two people from our group of 10 slipped and no, we aren't particularly accident prone. The pools are cool and refreshing but they are definitely river water and not particularly clear or clean.

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