If you have ventured outside the resort, on a tour or excursion that includes fun in the water, then the term “natural pool” surely sounds familiar.
A tour that takes you to discover the attractions of the destination is not complete if you do not live an experience that involves the sea, cenotes, underwater caves, waterfalls, lakes or lagoons, or in short, a visit to a corner that offers laid-back activities in a refreshing way. Visiting a natural pool is often part of the itinerary of a catamaran day trip.
But… What is a natural pool?
As their name indicates, they are spaces that are formed naturally, either by a depression in the ground or a basin formed between rocks. If their location allows it, these pools can be used to enrich the experience at the destination, practice snorkeling, cool off after going hiking, or simply to float and relax.
Here we leave you some of the most popular natural pools that you can take advantage of during your vacation at Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts.
If you visit the Riviera Maya:
Cenote Azul and Cenote Cristalin – Very close to Xpu-ha in the municipality of Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen).
The Yal-ku cenote and lagoon – This cove located in the town of Akumal. Caleta Tan-Ka – A charming basin located in Akumal Bay.
Cenote Ik Kil – The furthest from the hotel, found in the Yucatan region. This cenote is part of the Ik-Kil Archaeological Park, not far from the Chichén Itzá site.
If you visit Runaway Bay:
Blue Hole Mineral Spring – South of Ocho Rios, this crystal-clear turquoise pool invites you to climb the rocks and jump.
Dunn’s River – Located in Ocho Ríos, the spot where the river meets the ocean offers a pleasant experience.
If you visit Punta Cana:
Isla Saona – The journey to the island will take you to enjoy a natural pool in the heart of the Caribbean, 400 meters off the coast. Enjoy with the starfish!
Bávaro Natural Pool – A delightful experience not far from the hotel, ideal for snorkeling.
Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park – Located in Punta Cana, it offers charming hiking trails that wind through a lush tropical forest all the way to 12 freshwater lagoons.
To enrich this article, we leave you these photos of some of the famous natural pools in the world. You may feel the sudden urge to start crossing a few off the list.