Finding the Manati Natural Pools | Travel Puerto Rico

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.

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Charco Azul, Patillas | Fresh Water Natural Pool Puerto Rico Travel Guide

Travel Guide for Charco Azul fresh water pool in Patillas, Puerto Rico. Hiking, swimming, picnic and camping 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.

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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.

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