Feb 25, 2020
Media De Luna is closed on Tuesdays so we skipped it and drove three hours to the Puente de Dios or God’s Bridge which was supposed to be a really nice swimming spot. As we got close to Puente de Dios the land turned from desert to tropical with green jungle and sharp mountains.
We finally reached the small town of Tampasopo where we had the standard white knuckle driving through small streets. We went through the town and beyond, before turning onto a dirt track which brought us to our camp ground for the night.
We arrived around 1:00 PM and it was a very nice camp ground although a little expensive at 240 pesos a night with no hook ups at all. It did offer a 15 peso discount on admission to Puente de Dios. We had a quick lunch, changed into our bathing suites, paid the 35 peso admission (normally 50 pesos) and started down a bunch of stairs into a canyon. At the bottom of the canyon we rented lifejackets (required) for 30 pesos each and proceeded to the swimming spot.
Puente de Dios is a tropical paradise swimming hole with multiple waterfalls, and a cave. I don’t have the words to describe it but you can see from the pictures that it is beyond lovely. There were only a few other people there and there is about a 3 feet drop from the bank into the water which you can jump or use a rope to rappel down. The place was perfect, the water was surprisingly warm and crystal clear, there were multiple waterfalls falling from the tropical forest above. There weren’t even many bugs. There was a bit of a current so the ropes strung through the pond were very useful.
We swam and splashed around the pool a bit then swam through this amazing cave to yet another pool where there were a number of cool places to jump into the water. The cave itself was really amazing because it was very deep with white sand on the bottom reflecting the light so it looked like there were underwater lights illuminating the cave. We could even see small fish swimming around us.
I have been to many great places and swimming holes. Having travelled to Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Bali, Malaysia, Brazil, Hawaii, California, Florida, and Jamaica, I would rate Puente de Dios as one of the best if not the best swimming hole we have ever had the pleasure to swim in. Simply amazing. My pictures really don’t do the place justice and I would suggest you search Puente de Dios on Youtube to see some videos that will give you a much better idea of what it is like.
We stayed at the pools until closing before returning to our RV, showering and having dinner before going to bed.