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Rio On Pools

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Rio On Pools

214 Reviews
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maserk wrote a review Feb 2021
Colorado Springs, Colorado1,283 contributions152 helpful votes
We stopped on the way back from Caracol. It seems like a great way to cool off after a hot day; however, it wasn't all that hot when we stopped. So I hesitated, trying to decide whether to actually get in or not. Do it! It's much more fun if you actually get in the water. There are pools formed by granite rocks, and the river is a little faster in some places, but not deep there. So it's just fun to slip into the stream of water and let it carry you down 30 feet or so. It's deeper in other places so we were actually swimming without touching the bottom. (Be careful not to kick the rocks under water and be careful getting in because part of the rocks can be slippery.) We didn't stop at the overlook, which I sort of regretted because apparently from up there the water/pools looks kind of like half an avocado, which we were told is where it gets the name. (Rio = River (Spanish) + On = avocado (Mayan) + pools (English).) The walk from the parking lot to the river pools isn't very long at all. But it's a trail, not somewhere you could take a wheelchair. They have some changing rooms there. We were told that it gets extremely busy during Easter week and in the summer, especially on weekends. We only had one other small group there, so it was really nice.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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WorldAdventurer_7 wrote a review Feb 2021
Atlanta, Georgia443 contributions153 helpful votes
Stopped on way back from Caracol and had intended to change (the have changing rooms on site) and take a dip - even though it wasn't a particularly hot day, the TA reviews had me convinced it'd be nice. After looking around at the trash, dirty/murky water, chose to bail, take pics and drive on.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Louise Roe wrote a review Jan 2021
Belize174 contributions2 helpful votes
A great outdoor adventure. After visiting Caracol its a great place to stop for a refreshing swim. There is also a look out point which allows you to take in the stunning view.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Canadian Travelers wrote a review Apr 2020
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Beautiful pools and as we had our own rental vehicle we were able to have the pools to ourselves after the tour vehicles all left.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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iandebc wrote a review Mar 2020
Edmonton, Canada43 contributions21 helpful votes
We had a tour to Caracol and on the way back stopped at the Rio on Pools. It was good fun, refreshing and a good break from the extremely rough driving conditions. Be aware that the rocks in the water are quite slippery. You just need to be cautious.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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