1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 10, 2008 1:57 AM by willieb RSS

The Natural Pool

waterwalker Silver
Currently Being Moderated

The first time we tried to go to the Natural Pool, we wanted to see whether or not we could drive there with our mid-size vehicle.  ABSOLUTELY NOT!  The terrain is very difficult; there is no road--just jagged rock.  People are not kidding when they say you can't drive out there with that kind of vehicle.  When we got as far as we could go, we came upon a small shack that an older woman named Dora operates--selling drinks and home-made souvenirs.  Dora told us about her nephew who takes people out to the pool on his days off--working for tips.  (Note: Dora speaks Spanish, and enough English to get by.) We came back another day and found her nephew sitting in his full-size SUV by Dora's shack and had him take us out.  His name is Valentino, but is known as Rambo.  En route to the pool, we saw 2 tour vehicles with flat tires, and 1 full-size pickup truck that had gotten caught up on the rocks and had to be jacked up and pushed forward.  If you do decide to go out there yourself, I would recommend a 4-wheel ATV.  When we got to the pool, Rambo stayed with us and was very helpful.  (The pool is somewhat dangerous.  The week before we were there, a man died in the pool.)  He told us exactly how/where to climb the rocks to avoid crashing waves that could smash you into the jagged rocks that surround the pool.  He showed us how to safely get to a smaller pool that sits above the one you see in all the pictures, and showed us where it was safe to jump from the rocks around the smaller pool into the larger pool.  He was also a wealth of information about the area.  He was with us for about 2 1/2 hours.  Dora said he likes to get $15/person in tips, but he didn't say a word about money to us.  We personally felt he was worth more than that.  While we were there, a tour group came to the pool.  The tour lead just drove the people out, but gave them no assistance/direction.  We strongly recommend going to the pool with Rambo.

(For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: The Natural Pool
    willieb Gold
    Currently Being Moderated
    Great advice!  Thank you.  Having attempted the ride in an ATV and ending up with a flat tire, I think your recommendations are well worth the read.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...