Rio Seco

Rio Seco

Rio Seco:

Located in the Mora Forrest accessible from Salybia’s Matura Trace, opposite the River just after the village of Matura lies the most stunning waterfall known as the Rio Seco waterfall.

Spacious and stunning is the emerald green basin that lies below the waterfall, approximately thirty feet in depth surrounded by rocks. A great place for nature lovers to sit and enjoy the magnificent scenery and take a splash.

On a clear day, you can also attempt to feed the fishes, and you would be greeted by a school that reside in pool which you can see through the crystal-clear waters.

If you are feeling adventurous you can swim across the pool, climb the fifteen plus feet wall of rock that makes up the waterfall and jump into the pool below.


The trail starts in at the end of Matura trace, where the Forestry division has set up a sign showing a map of the area, a rubbish bin and a concrete bench.

This would take you deep in to the Forrest, across several small streams, climbing a hill, which will then lead you down a steep decline to the waterfall.

This trek would take you about thirty-five minutes from the start of the trail of an hour twenty-five from the beach.

On reaching the pool be mindful of the slippery rocks.

Rio Seco is said to be the largest natural pool in Trinidad and Tobago and the deepest, this might change after late in 2016 when Paria waterfall was changed by heavy rains, widening it’s pool.

This Waterfall is one of the more popular tourist destination because of the length of the walk and the easy to follow trail.

Google map showing trail.

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