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Address: Mountain Pine Ridge Cayo District, Belize
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We drove here for a picnic and swim after visiting 1000 foot falls. This was AMAZING! Beautiful setting, refreshing water...everything you could want. As others have mentioned... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
rachellevine
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove here for a picnic and swim after visiting 1000 foot falls. This was AMAZING! Beautiful setting, refreshing water...everything you could want. As others have mentioned the rocks are very slippery (it's wet granite) so bring Keens or water shoes.

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Norton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the pools to eat lunch and swim after a visit to nearby caves. The pools were a beautiful place to swim - deep spots but not too deep, and warm running water cascading through multiple pools. We visited at a time of high water. Below the pools are some serious, scenic waterfalls but there was little danger... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Rio on Pools on our way back from Caracol. I felt this was a dangerous stop, the current in the river by the waterfalls and rapids was very strong, I was struggling to stay on my feet, the rocks were large and uneven and the rock ledges under the water were extremely slippery. I slipped and... More 

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Thank Hayley970
Mercer Island, Washington
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

One of the prettiest collection of swim-able pools I have ever been to and absolutely worth asking to stop and take a dip in either its mini waterfall or larger swimming pool at the bottom. 100% natural

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Thank Ryan J
Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

A great spot to relax and enjoy the day. Rent a car. Explore the mountain pine reserve on your own time!

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Thank snowflake_jules
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Great dip after the hot a sweaty hike around the ruins. It is a long drive back so it is nice to break it up a bit. Took some great pictures. Not a highlight of the trip but worth it. I think having a good guide makes these stops either ok or great. Our guide was awesome!

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Thank MidTownDon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

My wife and I lived in Cayo for six months and came to Rio on Pools at least 3 times. I'm a photographer so I had a blast shooting the landscape, but this place is great for everyone. You can find smooth rock to set up camp for a bit, swim in the pools and use the rocks as water... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Must do. The rain had not shown up, so I could not say anything about the bugs that might show up when it does. The rocks are slick. be careful.

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Houston, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

we spent an afternoon here with a picnic from our Lodge. the waterfalls aren't too high but great for sitting under and relaxing. it's wasn't crowded at all but the road to get there is some of the worst ever.

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Thank 99abster
Marshall, Texas
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I thought this was a good site and worth visiting but not something that is exceptionally memorable in its own right. That said, I went through the pools by myself. With other folks (especially adventurous kids) I think it might be a more enjoyable experience since the area seems like it could lend itself to collaborative exploration.

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