Fodor's Expert Review Poza Azul
Hidden in a forest above Dominicalito Beach, this waterfall is considerably smaller than Nauyaca Waterfalls, but it has a lovely swimming hole at its base. Off the main highway, turn left past the Dominicalito soccer field and through a stream; follow the road straight uphill for about 984 feet to where the road widens. (If the stream is too high to cross, go back to the highway and drive south to the next left turn, where there's a bus stop, and go through a small village, over the new bridge, then turn right up the mountain for 984 feet.) You can park here and climb down the steps to the swimming hole at the base of a waterfall. The pool is often populated by local kids when school is out and by surfers late in the afternoon. Pay strict attention to the posted sign that warns not to leave anything of value in your parked car. Avoid holiday times and weekends, when there are often large crowds.