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El Charco Azul

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First visit after Maria

Not sure if this is officially open, but the gate was and the path is relatively clear. You will... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Troy S
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Post Maria visit to El Charcoal Azul

The paths to the swimming hole are partially cleared. Where not cleared, climbing is required, as... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Brandon, Vermont
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Not sure if this is officially open, but the gate was and the path is relatively clear. You will have to climb over down tree segments or go off the regular path to make you way to the pool. Trash cans are still alongside the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Troy S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The paths to the swimming hole are partially cleared. Where not cleared, climbing is required, as seen in the pictures below- best done by the hearty. The water was low and the picnic area askew, but it was lovely non the less. We met 2...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nancy1321
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We came here to enjoy this small quiet rain forest with its indigenous foliage. It was very pretty, not full of tourists but rather locals pick nicking and enjoying a dip in the water. It was a nice spot to visit with great views and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Dollface23
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is such a beautiful place! Although you have to walk about 15 minutes through the forest, it is a worth while trip! The natural pool at the end is gorgeous and cools you off on a hot day. There are many locals here with...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Natasha G
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Is a really beautiful place. Charco Azul truly has a blueish color, and the best part is that it's right next to Guavate! So you can splash in the water and then have a delicious traditional meal.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Luz L
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The trail is not difficult at all. You can make it all the way to the end (the natural blue pool) in less than 10 minutes if you walk fast. The sounds of nature are very relaxing. I was lucky enough to have the whole...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Aidita R
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The reason I gave it 3 stars was because of the tour package. Had I gone here without the $75 fee per person, I'd surely have given it 5*. Cute little Tiny frogs as shown in the pic I attached

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We went there with our three teenagers and it was a great experience. Nice walk to the swimming hole. Around 15 minute easy walk. Once there a nice swimming hole with nice colors. Very very cold but very fun for the kids. We had a...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank melaniel354
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Very Beautiful place to visit, it's about 45 minutes from Isla Verde, parking is very limited so go early. There is a short walk to the River, nature is amazing, once your at the River you can enjoy the nice cold water. No entrance charge....More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank LIZA C
Reviewed 11 August 2016

El Charco Azul is a beautiful nature walk through the rain forest. it is a short 10 minute walk from the parking lot just off highway 184, about 25 minutes south of Guavate, and about an hour and a half from San Juan. as you...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank bgerber948
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Response from bgerber948 | Reviewed this property |
i believe it is free. i did not pay. but there was a storm that day. they have a picnic area toilets and parking off the road. it is about half an hour from the main N/S Hwy. and 20 minutes from Guavate the Lechon capital!!