Top Secret Swimming Holes Around the World
Instead of another trip to the beach have an adventure tracking down these breathtaking Mother Nature-made pools. From an electric-blue waterfall in Costa Rica to a 100-foot-deep grotto pool on a volcanic island in Samoa, here are 20 of the most unique, secluded, and hard-to-reach swimming spots in the world.
Bottomless Lakes State Park, New MexicoNew Mexico’s first state park, Bottomless Lakes, is home to eight small sinkholes filled with underground water. Swimmers love to take a dip in the deepest -- Lea Lake. The 90-foot-deep water gives the illusion it is bottomless because of its dark greenish-blue water and steep walls. 960 1280
Rio Celeste River Waterfall, Costa RicaYou haven’t seen blue until you arrive at Rio Celeste Waterfall in northern Costa Rica. This river and waterfall in Tenorio Volcano National Park are a surreal shade of piercing electric-blue due to volcanic minerals, and just as inviting are the numerous natural hot springs along the river’s edge. 960 1280
Bassin Bleu, Haiti
Hidden in the hills outside Jacmel, Haiti, Bassin Bleu is an oasis of turquoise-blue pools and cascades. After a bumpy ride through palm-tree lined dirt roads, you’ll be rendered speechless when you arrive at Bassin Bleu’s highest waterfall that’s sure to have a few local boys taking jaw-dropping jumps into the shimmering swimming hole below.
Explore more of Haiti’s hidden gems with Haitian-led tour company EIM Adventures.960 1280