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May 5, 2020
What a gorgeous secret beach we discovered in Cabo Rojo! Cabo Rojo is an area on the far southwest corner of Puerto Rico. Since it’s near where the earthquake damage is, we were a little worried we wouldn’t be able to make it. But luckily, the roads were open and we got there just a few short hours after leaving La Placita.
We originally headed to the area to see the pink lakes, or las salinas, in Cabo Rojo. I was so excited to find them and snap my gorgeous photo on the white walkway between the pink lake and the blue lake. I had a pretty flowy dress picked out and everything. As you might be able to guess from the lack of pink lake photos, the lakes were not pink at all. It turns out, they are only pink on a really nice day between April and July. I was bummed, but without that stop, we were able to make it to the Cabo Rojo lighthouse and the hidden beach of Puente de Piedra.
To make it to Puente de Piedra with the famous natural bridge/arch and cove, you have to treck up a hill and walk past the lighthouse and go to the right. There’s not really much of a trail, but you just keep walking until you reach the ocean. There’s a rocky beach and a little cove you have to climb down to get to. We admired it from afar for a while, but I’m glad I built up the courage to climb down! It was actually really easy and I’d definitely do it again.
The best part is it was just us while we were there. We had this entire secret beach to ourselves! We stayed for the gorgeous sunset and when we were leaving, the sky was the prettiest combination of blue, pink, and purple. I’ll never forget that gorgeous sky! Ryan even caught a photo of the moon coming out to play. In fact, this photo is my current phone background. Stunning, right?!
Have you ever discovered a hidden or secret beach?
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Photos by Ryan Carpenter.