In the City – Puerto Rico

Last week, I was blessed to be able to experience the beauty and culture of Puerto Rico. I met my sister and high school beat friend there. This trip was super special as we were all celebrating our birthdays together – Fabulous Forties!  It was great to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, connect with my sisters and enjoy a new travel experience.

We stayed at a beautiful resort in Rio Grande. It has a wide variety of amenities, restaurants, and is walking distance to the beach. We stayed in a suite that had a view of the pool and beach. I love a great view!

The first day there we hung out at the beach. We enjoyed the sun and water.

We took a full day of our stay to explore Old San Juan. The city is beautiful. The architecture of the buildings was a special treat. The shops and boutiques were extra special and unique. Many stores that can only be found in Old San Juan.  

 We hung out in a cute cafe and had lunch. It’s called Poets Passage. The food was excellent. I had a chicken wrap. My sister had a veggie wrap. They were both delicious.

Across the hall from the cafe is a gift shop that sells poetry based prints. This is the one I purchased to hang up in the house for my kiddos to read often.

Of course, we made sure to enjoy some authentic cuisine. My sister and friend were able to try a classic dish, mofongo, on their first night. They tell me that it was amazing. I’ll have to try it next time. On our second night we went to a local restaurant called Don Pepe. I enjoyed arroz con pollo. It was delicious. The wine selections were amazing there as well.

On my last day there we decided to relax by the beach. My sister and friend went on a jet ski adventure in the early afternoon and massages in the evening.

I will definitely be returning to Puerto Rico very soon. There is so much more to explore there.

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