Ever since moving to Puerto Rico earlier this year, I am beach and water obsessed. Coming from the hot, dry desert the beach is still a magical, mysterious place. I am always on the hunt for special, secluded little places and ask all of the long-term residents about their favorite spots. So I was surprised when multiple trusted locals told me about the secret mountain pools around the island. Intrigued by other natural water activities, we decided on a visit to Charco Azul.
Charco Azul is a fresh water, natural swimming pool located in the southeast mountain region of Puerto Rico. It is close to our neighborhood in Palmas Del Mar. It is also the most popular natural pool on the island. We braced ourselves for huge crowds and (possible) disappointment, then drove out Sunday morning in the off season (August – November) to explore. Continue reading Charco Azul Fresh Water Natural Pool Puerto Rico Travel Guide
The St. Regis Bahia Resort caught my attention over a year ago during a two week vacation in Puerto Rico. Now that we are living in Puerto Rico full time, I booked a spa day at Remede Spa at St Regis Bahia resort.
After reviewing the Spa Menu, I decided that I could not decide. There were so many options, I booked a massage and the customized facial. Continue reading Remede Spa Review St Regis Bahia Resort, Puerto Rico
The Radio Telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico has been on my travel destination wish list for almost 20 years, ever since the Visitor’s Center was built in 1997. The Arecibo Radio Telescope was completed in 1963 after only 3 years of construction. It is a Scientific treasure and an impressive piece of engineering.
I finally was able to explore the World’s Largest Radio Telescope mere weeks after it was no longer the largest – July 2016 China opened a Radio Telescope that is slightly larger, claiming the World’s Largest Title. Arecibo Observatory is well worth a visit for anyone who loves science and engineering.
Here is everything you need to know about the Observatory and how to avoid a Travel Disaster!
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On the East Coast of Puerto Rico, close to our home in Palmas del Mar, Puerto Rico is an adorably named place of Monkey Island. The island is easily visible from the shore, and looks nothing like a monkey, perhaps from overhead. Nope. Cayo Santiago, also known as Monkey Island, is shaped like a lower case r, and is a research colony/habitat to a bunch of Rhesus Monkeys. And you can kayak out to the island for up close viewing of the Monkeys!
A couple friends of mine booked a kayaking trip to Monkey Island and invited me along. The low price and spending time with friends , plus the possibility of MONKEYS, made it an easy decision!
Continue reading Kayaking Around Monkey Island, Puerto Rico
When I first heard whispers about Disney’s Club 33 I was not sure if it was real or an urban legend. I spoke to people that assured me it was real, but they had never been inside. At that point, even the exact location within Disneyland was even a mystery. Continue reading Disney’s Club 33 – 10 years of Birthday Celebrations