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El Salto Waterfall

Pena Colorada, Colima, Mexico
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1.5 Hours outside the city, small nature park

This was a small nature park about 1.5 hours outside the city. Not exactly what I was expecting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jamie M
San Diego, California
A Pleasant Drive

The drive is slow and peaceful as you send your way up to the Waterfall Park. At the top of the... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Larry F
Manzanillo, Mexico
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“water park” (3 reviews)
“picnic tables” (2 reviews)
“pools” (4 reviews)
Pena Colorada, Colima, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a small nature park about 1.5 hours outside the city. Not exactly what I was expecting, there was some build-out of picnic tables and an above the ground pool, to kind of make this place an attraction, but it was not very appealing....More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The drive is slow and peaceful as you send your way up to the Waterfall Park. At the top of the park just off the highway is a a water park and picnic area. When we were there it was clean and many people were...More

1  Thank Larry F
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

What a strange place. The road was great and the directions easy. It was wierd to drive past some grim characters, straight out of a Tarantino movie, full ready with assault rifles, and that grim look. They were guarding the Iron mine. Which goes to...More

3  Thank LouieCK
Reviewed 31 March 2016

What a beautiful site! My family and I truly liked this site which is a wonderful natural formation... we loved it! It is roughly an hour from downtown Colima but it is a very enjoyable countryside drive. Enjoy the waterfall but plan on skipping the...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 7 November 2015

This is a beautiful area of Colima, unfortunately, the park is not very well maintained which is unfortunate as it would be a lovely place to have a picnic or stop off on your way to Colima.

1  Thank Christine R
Reviewed 8 April 2015

We have lived part-time within 1.5 hours of El Salto falls for near 20 years and just yesterday we visited there. It was about 1.5 hours from Colima, Colima by very good but winding narrow road. It was the second week of Mexican vacaciones so...More

2  Thank HarryNJohnon
Reviewed 26 January 2015

After the reading the reviews, here I wasn't sure what to expect, but we just loved it. We are a family of 4 with 2 kids ages 4/6. Left Manzanillo around 10:30 and we were swimming in the falls by 12:00. It is true that...More

3  Thank Anne-Marie B
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Firstly, I happened to be driving up on a day that the huge, iron ore trucks were barreling down the winding road to get to the train on time. Crosses on most corners. I was a wreck by the time I arrived. Then, the bathroom...More

3  Thank p0liner01
Reviewed 15 October 2012

The grounds were dirty, with garbage blowing about. The buildings were crumbling, and there was graffiti on many rocks and concrete surfaces. The handrail at the waterfall had rusted through and fallen onto the rocks below.

2  Thank KarlLundberg1
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Great place for a family picnic, highly recommend to pack a lunch and plan to go on a hot day to get maximum enjoyment, the air does feel a little cool down in the base of the falls, or you can choose a warmer spot...More

2  Thank yaalav
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Daniel T
1 October 2015|
Response from jt-Toronto |
El Salto is 10 km west of Minatitlan on Hwy 98. It is at kilometer marker 48 on Hwy 48. From Manzanillo, Hwy 98 is a good, recently repaved, two lane road. It has many curves (no shoulders) and climbs about 2,000 feet in... More