Puerto Rico

Our pictures from Puerto Rico have been sitting on my computer for over a year now, so I figured it was time to share them. We had such a fun time and would love to go back again. We stayed at an AirBnB in Luquillo, which was about an hour from San Juan. We had the nicest host who told us all about the area and gave us recommendations for things to do and places to eat. While most people probably want to stay in San Juan when they visit, I would actually recommend Luquillo if you want something more laid back. Also, the public beach there has a snack bar with amazing empanadillas for really cheap. Seriously my favorite thing we ate the entire time and I would go back just to eat them again! Another place we enjoyed eating was at the Luquillo kiosks, which is a strip of restaurants and little souvenir shops. Our favorite kiosk was Ay Bonito! Grill, which Yelp sadly tells me is permanently closed. We ate there twice because we liked the food so much, and the staff was very friendly.

As far as things we did while we were there, we spent a day exploring Old San Juan, which was fun. Parking was difficult to find though, and we ended up getting a parking ticket. We ate at Barrachina, which is the restaurant where the piña colada originated from. We got the paella which was delicious, and of course I had to try their piña coladas! After we ate lunch, we just walked around and explored the area. We eventually made it to the San Felipe del Morro Fortress, which had some amazing views! On another day we did the Bacardi tour. It was only $12 per person and included a free drink with a cup that you got to keep. We enjoyed the tour and felt like it was well worth the money.

It was cloudy most of the time we were there, but we had one sunny day which we spent at Luquillo beach. About five minutes after arriving, Andy lost the GoPro in the water, so that kind of put a damper on his time there. Otherwise we enjoyed the beach (and the empanadillas!). I really wanted to visit El Yunque National Forest when we were there and do a little hike. We finally found some time on our last full day there and did the hike to Mina Falls. It was a relatively easy trail, although there were a lot of steps and some of them slippery! It was also a popular trail, so there were a lot of people at the falls by the time we got there. It was still beautiful to see and a hike I will always remember. Below are some photos of our time in Puerto Rico, I hope you enjoy!