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.
Hidden away in the mountains on the north coast of Dominican Republic is El Limon waterfall, Cascada Limon.
There are several trail heads to begin the journey to Cascada Limon. The distance and difficulty of each trail varies and each of them ultimately reach the same entrance at the top of El Limon. For a change of pace, we rode horses.
Join me for the annual scenic hike across the entire island of Puerto Rico, east coast to west cost every weekend in February and March.
For over 30 years, Puerto Ricans gather from all over the island to walk. Not in protest, or as a punishment, but as a community of nature lovers who set out each weekend for 2 months (February and March) to walk across the island. Known as the Caminata Panorámica, this annual walk goes coast to coast across the island of Puerto Rico. Starting in the east coast town of Maunabo and crossing under the mountain region of the island to complete the walk at the large town of Mayaguez.
The Humacao Natural Reserve is located on the East Coast of Puerto Rico mid-way on the island near the community of Palmas del Mar. Behind the small unassuming entrance awaits big adventure exploring the lagoons, swamps, and wetlands.