Charco Azul Fresh Water Natural Pool Puerto Rico Travel Guide

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-natural-pool-puerto-ricoCharco 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”

Remede Spa Review St Regis Bahia Resort, Puerto Rico

Review and what to expect at the Remede Spa at the St Regis Bahia Resort in Puerto Rico. Spend the full day getting spoiled at the spa with me, including lunch and Champagne.

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.

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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.

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Arecibo Observatory Radio Telescope and Visitor Center in 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.Arecibo Observatory Radio Telescope Information Travel Tips

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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12 Surprising Facts that I Learned After Living in Puerto Rico for Six Months

After extensive Preparation (read about it here), we are loving living in Puerto Rico! After six months we are still considered “new”residents and everyday we learn new things about this beautiful island.

Here are 12 surprising facts about Puerto Rico:

12 Surprising Facts Puerto Rico(I only knew the first five before we moved to the Island!)

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Spa Time at the El Conquistador Resort, Puerto Rico

Girls’ weekend seems incomplete without a little spa time.  Our adventures included exploring Old San Juan, dining, shopping, scuba/snorkel trip, and plenty of beach time. We headed off to the Waldorf Astoria Spa, located in the lovely El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

Waldorf Astoria Spa

My first visit to the El Conquistador resort was last year, but this was my first time for spa treatments.  Each previous resort visit included a scuba dive, how had I not thought to follow up with a massage?  Hmm.

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