Old Town Lower Falls
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Directions to Old Town Lower Falls
The Pueblo Viejo Upper and Lower Falls are located at the base of limestone hills below Pueblo Viejo Village. The river flows through multiple layers of giant limestone steps with waterfalls spilling from ledge to ledge. Thick riverine vegetation covers the length of this huge limestone formation.
Small waterfalls flow over each ledge, rushing through narrow cuts on each level towards the next fall. Each level is flat and extends about 10 feet long and 20 feet wide. They are covered with shallow puddles where tadpoles thrive. At the bottom of this giant limestone step, the highest waterfall is about 15 feet above a wide swimming pool. The huge pool below flows downstream where Maya villagers frequently bathe and wash their clothes. With the help of a guide from the village, you can hike past the falls on a trail leading to the nearby forested mountains.