The Natural Pool is a tucked away basin formed by rock and volcanic stone circles that fills with ocean water. The pool is also known locally as "Conchi" or "Cura di Tortuga", because it is said that the pool was once used to hold sea turtles before they were sold (tortuga means turtle in Papiamento, the offcial language of the Caribbean).
Visitors can swim and snorkel here although the area is really not that big. On calm days, the pool is great for a dip, but keep in mind that swimming here is risky when waves leap the rock barrier.
Great informative tour. The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Don't make any plans for early evening! This "half-day" tour ran until 5 PM. Not complaining! It was great!
Great tour showing the most you can expect from an Island in the limited amount of hours on shore. Stops were interesting, lunch was superb and the beach is suitable for all ages. Our guide, Johan - Johan bedankt !! - was really great and very informative !
There was a little mix up about our pick up time and location, but this was solved easily and we were greated with a huge grin ! Great day !!
Our tour was slow to get started (slow pokes at the Marriot), but once it got going is was great. The view from up in the hills is amazing and the tour thoroughly covers the whole north side of the island. As long as you do not mind a bumpy road, I highly recommend it.
The Natural Pool is located in a remote area on the coast northwest of Dos Playa that is difficult to access. Because it's quite a long, bumpy ride out to to it, your best bet is to book a Jeep or ATV tour to get you there. This way you prevent getting lost or doing costly damage to your rental car and get the added benefit of a guided tour of the area.
As you bounce along the path, take in the rugged wilderness that surrounds you and marvel at its stark contrast to the soft sandy beaches of the western coast. It's only on the eastern coast that you'll stumble upon amazing rock formations and natural bridges to explore.