Baño Grande & Baño de Oro

Viewpoint in El Yunque

Baño Grande, a former swimming hole built during the Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps, lies across Hwy 191 from the Palo Colorado Information Center. About 50yd up the road, Baño de Oro is another former swimming hole that is now a popular spot for photo opportunities. This water hole takes its name from the Río Baño de Oro, which feeds the pool. Meaning ‘bath of gold’, Spaniards gave the river this name because they mined it for gold during the 16th century.