We are spending our last few days in Puerto Rico making memories.
Soaking in the beauty.
Enjoying the sunshine.
My favorite place to do this is The Conquistador Resort.
The resort is posh and the vistas are stunning……
What sets the resort apart from other tropical locations is the hotel’s private island: Palomino.
We took the earliest boat over, with hiking first on our itinerary.
The first hill took us to a small overlook. The view was well-worth the climb.
The next fork in the trail offered a Hidden Beach Cove. The children got a quick vocabulary lesson: the difference between a Nature Reserve and a Naturist Reserve.
Intrigued, the kids followed the path down to the beach……
We were greeted with a small hand-made sign:
I could tell that the girls were getting a little anxious about what or whom we might encounter. Thankfully we were up earlier than the nudists. Well, most of them. Lesson #2 of the day – it is the job of a parent to completely embarrass their teenager. It keeps them humble, makes them tough and gives them something to complain about to their friends.
It was a shame that we were hiking on a Monday and missed out on the free massages.
Back to hiking. Next stop: the top!
On our way down, Caitlyn tried out her cross-country legs. The knee handled it pretty well.
Victoria joined in. (Think Pheobe from Friends.) I know she would be an amusing addition to any cross-country team.
As we made our way through the trails, the beach came into view.
Our early workout was rewarded with tropical drinks and liquid relaxation.