San Juan, Puerto Rico

The first trip we took as a family was to San Juan, PR (before Maria) we were only there for two days, so this will be short and sweet. We visited in January 2015 forgive me if I don’t know the dates.

The first day there we just hung around our hotel the InterContinental San Juan we got a great rate at the time of like $106 per night, I know crazy right. The hotel was nice it does need a little updating around the pool area but overall a  pretty nice place to stay, the rooms were clean and was peaceful. The view from our room still gave us the opportunity to see and hear the ocean even though it was a little obstructed by the trees. The hotel workers were more than helpful they suggested a great breakfast place (see picture) that we went to the two remaining days that we were there. It was right down the street from the hotel.

 

prviewfromprbreakfastprhotelThe second day was a full day so we visited Old San Juan and soaked up all the culture, we stopped at the many shops looking for unique pieces of art and jewelry. EuGene is an artist and is always on the lookout to support local artists. We found a few pieces that are now hanging on our walls at home. We also visited the San Juan National Historic Site which was enjoyable even if you are not into history. It is also a great place to take pictures of the island below and all of its glory.

 

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pr11pr6pr5When we were leaving the fort we saw the beautiful cemetery  (oxymoron) and figured by taking a road that went under another it brought us right to the entrance of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis , I can’t even begin to explain the beauty you will see here, i you have the time, I would say that you should definitely check it out.

 

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Our last day was all about the beach, my then 9 year old daughter enjoyed the sites, but definitely wanted to get in the sand my husband dug around in the sand with her for a while and then eventually joined me and by beverage full of spirits on the lounge chair.

After our beach rejuvenation we took a left away from the hotel along the beach and came across this local restaurant (we always look for local food) right along the beach,  I can’t remember the name of the place :( unfortunately but its was small with only a dozen or so tables and the coconut rice was really good. Im not sure what my husband ordered.

 

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The next day we left our beautiful hotel and reluctantly took our flight home we will return again because we want to visit other parts of the island. I was told that most hotels are open and recovery is going well. There are still good opportunities to help those in need in, I pray and have faith that all will be well again.pr7pr1

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Byrds

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