Taking a dip in the waterfall pools

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The last place on our day trip was to Agua Azul, a gorgeous collection of turquoise blue-green pools following a low but wide waterfall.

 After wandering along the riverbank admiring the waterfall and the scenery and eating flippin marvellous cheese empenandas, we came across a quiet part of the river and took a dip in the rather cool and refreshing water. We could walk along the natural rock divides of the pools quite easily and then jump into the water and swim about. Some local kids were having a great time dive-bombing and leaping inte deepest bits.

Swimming to other pools was quite hard work against the current of the mini waterfalls but we did a bit of a swimming circuit, trying not to think about the possibility of crocs on the riverbank. Although the water was fairly cold, it was so refreshing after the hot and sweaty morning we had at the ruins.

After a few hours of being water babies, it was back in the minibus to go back to Palenque town, where we enjoyed a yummy dinner of shrimps and then went back to our sauna of a hotel room.

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