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Rio On Pools

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Address: Mountain Pine Ridge Cayo District, Belize
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Great stop to cool off on the way back from Caracol.

Follow the signs and you will end up at a covered scenic lookout of the pools and its cascading waterfalls. There is a very steep set of stairs that lead down from there but if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Dennis S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Follow the signs and you will end up at a covered scenic lookout of the pools and its cascading waterfalls. There is a very steep set of stairs that lead down from there but if you want to get in the pools head back up the road until you see a turnout and an unmarked trail head. Park there and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

The water is refreshing and the pools are only a short easy walk from the parking area. Changing areas are available if you are bashful. Rocks are slick so take you time getting to the water and testing the surety of your footing. The Rio Pools can get busy when the tours start to leave Caracol but there still seemed... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

If you're passing by Rio on the Pools, then you're hot and sticky. Water was refreshing, atmosphere relaxing. Can't go wrong to dive in. A beer would have made this stop, just that much better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Some reviewers said to wear water shoes or Keens. I went barefoot. I don't think shoes would give a grip to save you from slipping on these rocks. By going barefoot, you can test/feel if there's a slippery spot or not. With each step, you can find the non-slippery spots and work your way down to the water. Some parts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

After a long trip..... Rio On Pools, unbelievable!!! really cold waters!!! loved the views!! great nature, Belize!!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Our guide Adrian stopped at a lookout of the pools and we knew we were in for a wonderful, relaxing afternoon. The pools are a short easy hike from the road and we took along a picnic to enjoy beside the pools and falls. We were the only visitors for the 1st hour or so but even when others joined,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Rio On Pools was a nice place to cool off and relax after exploring Caracol. I wouldn't make the drive for the pools alone, but they were a nice addition to our trip to Caracol. We also made a stop at Big Rock Falls right afterwards. The entrance to Rio On Pools is down a small side road that is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Just to echo other comments, it is very fun place to enjoy climbing around and splashing in the water. It isn’t worth the drive by itself but should be included in any itinerary to the Mountain Pine Reserve. There is a changing stall with walls on 3 sides.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

What a beautiful stop on the way through Pine Ridge while headed back from to Caracol! It was a rainy day in Cayo, so we didn't get to stop and picnic on a rock as I would have liked, but we wandered around in the pools with water shoes and took in the views. A great stop for couples or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

We rented a car in San Ignacio and made a day trip to Pine Ridge Mountain. We stopped at Big Rock Falls and then made our way to the pools. It is a beautiful place, great for just hanging out, having lunch and getting a free massage from the waterfalls. Be careful though as the rocks are very slippery.

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