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Rio On Pools

Mountain Pine Ridge Cayo District, Belize
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Ranked #24 of 35 activities in Cayo
Type: Waterfalls
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Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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Nyack, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The trip started out on a somewhat difficult note as the rode out to Pine Ridge is essentially and off road experience and since we did not know exactly how far everything is, it is a bit disconcerting. But, once we got to Rio On falls it was worth is. We were the only ones there for most of the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stopped there on our way back from Caracol. Maybe the fact that it was 45 degrees celsius helped but we thought Rio on pools was a magical place. It was late faternoon so the place was almost empty. It is magical to swim the the waterfalls and ppols and surrounded by the beautiful view. Definetely a place to stop... More

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Belize City, Belize
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

After an adventure to Caracol or a day of hiking, this is a great place to cool off! The pools are shallow and great to lounge in, but be careful because the rocks are slippery! There are also no 'formal' facilities, so be sure to bring your own refreshments or food.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Nice place to stop in and take a dip. There is a little informal spot for parking, a little wooden enclosure where you can change, and you can throw your stuff on one of the rocks while you swim. Definitely helpful after a day of hiking and sight-seeing in 90-degree weather.

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Copan, Honduras
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

After a hot day at the archaeological zone of Caracol, this made a nice place to cool off. Just as a caution, the rocks are slippery and you should wear some sort of shoe or footwear. Shade is hard to find at this location. Now you have the rest of the ride on the rough road back to San Ignacio.... More

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Plover, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

a few small falls, with some pools to wade or swim in. depth changes quickly. if your looking for a playful time, this a good choice. nothing dangerous.

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