Castillo Serrallés is the family home of the best selling rum brand in Puerto Rico, Don Q. This incredible castle and much of the entire city of Ponce, was build as part of the vast Serrallés family fortune.
Built in 1930, this four story concrete castle sits on top of a hill overlooking downtown Ponce, Puerto Rico. The former family mansion turned museum is Spanish Revival or Spanish Moroccan architecture designed in the 1920’s. Surrounded by magnificently manicured gardens, there is a strong breeze from the Caribbean Sea to naturally cool the property.
The Best of Loiza, Puerto Rico including my favorite beaches, one of the largest Bee Sanctuaries in the Caribbean, Bomba Dancing and history of the African Roots of Puerto Rico.
Playa Piñones, Piñones Kioskos, and the Parque Historico of Cueva Maria de la Cruz in Loiza, Puerto Rico
One of my favorite beaches along the north coast (30 minutes East of San Juan, an hour from Humacao), is Playa Piñones located on PR-187 in Loiza. This golden sand beach feels like brown sugar under your toes.
Explore the natural pools of Manati, Puerto Rico. Travel guide and directions to find these spectacular natural pools and beautiful golden sand beaches of Puerto Rico.
Manati is the perfect area to enjoy spectacular natural pools and beautiful golden sand beaches of Puerto Rico. The natural rock forms a protective barrier against the rough Atlantic Ocean while creating these natural pools.
Many trails in El Yunque rainforest national park suffered damage from Hurricane Maria in 2017, and the park was closed for several months of 2020 due to COVID-19.
As of July 2020, the park is reopen and we are going to hike Juan Diego creek trail!
Travel details of what is open, what is closed, and the new reservation system for entry.
Hiking in El Yunque rainforest is one of my favorite activities in Puerto Rico!
El Yunque rainforest is the only tropical rainforest in the US national Park system. The rainforest boasts a unique biodiversity, as well as spectacular views from the observation towers, and lush hiking trails with natural pools and waterfalls.
Juan Diego Creek
Juan Diego creek is a short, easy hike, less than 10 minutes walk from the trail head to the natural pool and waterfalls at the end of the trail.
Experience one of my favorite relaxing getaways, the Luxury Spa Oasis in Scottsdale at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort and Spa.
Scottsdale, Arizona is home to many incredibly luxurious resort and spas, and so far, I have to say that I have found my favorite! When you are looking for extreme luxury in Scottsdale, look no further than the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Spa.
For first time visitors, or like me it has been awhile, attendants offer a quick tour of the facilities and answer any questions about experiences, temperatures, recommendations, and anything you want during your stay.