Happiness Pool

Canaima National Park, Bolivar, Venezuela

About Happiness Pool

Hiking Distance: tour
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Date first visited: 2007-11-22
Date last visited: 2007-11-22

Waterfall Latitude: 6.1142
Waterfall Longitude: -62.7198

Waterfall Safety and Common Sense

The “Happiness Pool” was so named by our Angel Falls tour guide.

Since I can’t figure out if it has a more formal name, I stuck with his suggestion. In any case, we visited this waterfall on our way back from Angel Falls.

Happiness_Pool_004_11222007 - The so-called Happiness Pool
The so-called Happiness Pool

It was not long after relaunching the boat into the Carrao River just upstream from the Mayupa Rapids.

This waterfall gave us an opportunity to get wet under a waterfall.

A couple of fellow mates from our tour group actually went partway up the waterfall before walking through the curtain of water and then disappeared behind it.

It was a pretty cool photo opportunity, but there was not a whole lot else to this roughly 5-10m waterfall.

Julie and I decided to pass on going under the falls.


The Happiness Pool resides in Canaima National Park in the Bolivar state. To my knowledge, there doesn’t appear to be an official governmental authority directly managing Canaima National Park. For information or inquiries about the general area as well as current conditions, the closest authoritative source of information that I could find was the UNESCO World Heritage Centre website.

Rio_Carrao_116_11222007 - Our first glimpse of the Happiness Pool Waterfall from the Rio Carrao
Happiness_Pool_014_11222007 - Angled view of the Happiness Pool
Happiness_Pool_031_11222007 - Couple enjoying themselves in the falls
Happiness_Pool_035_11222007 - Our indigenous guide diving from the falls
Happiness_Pool_048_11222007 - Our last look at the Happiness Pool before continuing back to our camp at the Canaima Lagoon

We saw this waterfall automatically as part of our Angel Falls tour.

I’m not sure if other tours would stop by this one or if it was specific to our tour or if it was up to whim of our tour guide.

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Fixated on the falls with some rocking due to the movie being shot from the boat

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