Even before the Spanish conquest, the Las Mendozas Swimming Hole was already an important place for residents who lived in what is now the area around Penonomé. Its strategic location on the Zaratí River and its position between the mountains and the coast made this place an important trade spot.
Over the years, as new means of communication were developed, the importance of the Las Mendozas River as a place for local trade began to diminish; however, at the same time it started to gain importance as a bathing spot and tourist site that regains its popularity during national holidays like the carnivals.
The path to reach the streams also has its charm. The visitor can walk along the river banks and sense the nature, observing a variety of birds, rock formations, small waterfalls and rapids.
The Las Mendozas Swimming Hole is not far from Juan D. Arosemena Avenue, the main street in Penonomé.
How to arrive?
Car: The Las Mendozas Swimming Hole is 1 km from the city of Penonomé, entering from this city's main street. After passing the Financiera El Sol on your right, take the next left turn to reach the Balneario.
What to bring?
Leisure and recreation