10 Secret Swimming Holes You Have to Experience

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Swimming holes were thought to be great places to get in touch with the natural element within yourself. To prove it here’s a list of Secret Swimming Holes You Have to Experience

1. Tinago Falls, Philippines
On days when the powerful Tinago Falls is slow enough, one of the Philippines most stunning waterfalls is also home to two accessible swimming holes. Around the falls is a thriving rainforest that make for the perfect adventure.

2. Sliding Rock, United States
Go to North Carolina’s Sliding Rock, which is exactly what it sounds like. Nestled in Pisgah National Forest, this slanted rock is a favorite for tourists wanting a little thrill and a reprieve from the summer heat.

3. Cenote Ik Kil, Mexico
Take a swim in a Mayan holy spot, the Cenote Ik Kil in Yucatan, Mexico. The popular tourist destination comes with a restaurant and a shop, so you can commemorate your dip in the 115-foot-deep pools with a meal and a souvenir.

4. To Sua Ocean Trench, Samoa
The 100-foot-deep pool on the southern coast of Samoa’s Upolu island is just one of the attractions on hand. In addition, the village of Lotofago has a vibrant food market, a white sand beach, and plenty more to see and do.

5. Kuang Si Falls, Laos
A series of sterling blue pools are formed as the water rushes down multi-tiered Kuang Si Falls, an unbelievably beautiful location south of Luang Prabang, Laos. This is also home to several ancient temples and thriving marketplaces.

6. Jean-Larose Waterfall, Canada
You won’t need to climb Quebec’s iconic Mont Saint-Anne, but you will need to descend the 400-step incline to get to the base of the mountain where some world class swimming awaits. Water-filled basins sit beneath a 224-foot waterfall. Even if you don’t swim, the view alone is worth it.

7. Opal Pool, United States
To get to Oregon’s Opal Pool, you’ll need to hike three-and-a-half miles through the verdant beauty of Willamette National Forest, an otherworldly landscape of old-growth Douglas firs. The destination is worth the effort however, as you’ll be greeted with gorgeous, brisk water all year round.

8. Devil’s Pool, Zambia
There is a swimming hole on the very edge of Victoria Falls. Steely-nerved travelers can take a dip in a swimming hole that runs right along the edge of the tremendous drop.

9. Dudu Blue Lagoon, Dominican Republic
Keep an eye out for divers ascending to the top of this gorgeous clearwater lagoon in Cabrera in the Dominican Republic. Dudu Blue Lagoon is the only place in the world where a diver can go from one freshwater lake to another through a series of spectacular sea caves.

10. Giola Natural Pool, Greece
Only the most adventurous explorers need travel to the small village of Astris on the Greek island of Thassos in search of the Giola Natural Pool. Once you arrive, however, you’ll get the opportunity to take a dip in a natural swimming pool carved into the rocks of the Aegean Sea’s historic coastline.

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