|My Boyfriend Crossing the River|
Safely across on the other side, we laid out our blankets and sat quietly enjoying the sound of rushing water all around us and admiring the beautiful scenery. I especially liked the quaint brick bridge that framed the river to the right of us. The bridge (captured below) reminded me of one that I've seen in so many famous photographs and movies.
|Brick Bridge on Rio Jesus Maria|
|Me, Climbing the Large Rocks on the River's Banks|
The water, cool as it was, was a refreshing break on this hot day. Little fish could be seen in the clear river water swimming all around us. Sometimes they'd even peck gently at our legs and arms. Everyone else seemed to pack up and leave at about 3pm, which left me and my boyfriend to enjoy this surreal natural setting all to ourselves.
Access to Rio Jesus Maria was free, except for having to pay $1.00 for parking. You can find the river by turning right off of Hwy 1 onto Hwy 131 (at the intersection that the locals call the "Cruces a Nances"), and following the road up the hill for about 5 km. The parking lot is on the left side in a Bar-Restaurant called "Las Damas". All in all, my experience at the Rio Jesus Maria was a great adventure. And definitley one that I hope to repeat often.