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.
Do you dream of finding the Fountain of Youth? I think I have found it in Coamo, Puerto Rico!
Have you ever wanted to visit the Fountain of Youth?
Tales of a natural spring that restores youth and revitalizes anyone who touches the water sounds too good to be true. Legend has it that many explorers have gone searching for these magic waters, and I think I have found the Fountain of Youth in Puerto Rico!
Mayagüez is a living time capsule for the early 1900’s, specifically the Art Deco style architecture from the 1920’s. Blending the modern elements of Art Deco and the traditional Spanish architecture makes Mayagüez so uniquely special.
This self guided walking tour of the old city center is the perfect way to explore and enjoy the architectural gems.
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico is an architectural gem and absolutely worth a visit. Beyond the architecture, Mayagüez boasts incredible restaurants, small town charm, and incredible ocean views.
Founded on September 18, 1760, Mayagüez started with humble beginnings first as a simple Spanish town, then elevated to status of villa, and now it is the 8th largest population municipality of Puerto Rico. It is affectionately referred to as the Capital of the West.
While not my first visit, I was able to spend several days in the oldest part of the city. The highlight of this visit for me is touring the various styles of architecture, especially impressive is that most of these buildings are within a 2 block radius. It is fascinating how much there is to see simply walking around.