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Hidden beach in Puerto Rico

Mar Chiquita, Manati - Puerto Rico

Mar Chiquita is among the most popular beaches, just 45 minutes west from the capital city of San Juan. Along the cliffs, an opening allows the waters of the Atlantic to rush in creating a refreshing natural pool.

A legend explains how the beach was formed: A beautiful Puerto Rican woman used to walk along near the edge of the cliff.  One day as she was walking, an earthquake caused her to slip and fall into the ocean.  Miraculously, part of the cliff breaks, the current that began to flow between the rocks pulled her back to the shore, saving her life.

Mar Chiquita was formed and remains today for everyone to enjoy. The water on this natural pool is crystal clear, constantly refreshed with every wave that pushes from the ocean through the channel.

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