Last and final post of Puerto rico filled with Beaches and Old Town San Juan! On Wednesday we decided we wanted to try to take the ferry to Culebra and see Flamingo beach (ranked 3rd in the world for most beautiful) and the island. We had heard to arrive early to the ferry port, but 2.5 hours wasn’t enough time to snag tickets. So, we visited a few beaches that day.
First was Seven Seas beach with very calm water.
The we went to the public beach outside of the Wyndham Rio Mar that had a few sea turtle nests. We stayed there for the afternoon and then sunset.
A view of the beach and hotel from the water. [ Love my waterproof camera! ]
The first night we went to a restaurant where the owner gave us some tips for our time in Puerto Rico. One tip was to take route 187 from Rio Grande to the coast all the way to old town. And we heeded his advice and an adventure it was. I almost got our little Kia Rio stuck in the sand on a beach. Thankfully it was a small enough car that we were able to push it out. Either way it provided some lovely beach pit stops en route to San Juan.
First stop: Bacardi Rum factory. Gotta get it right, right? A free tour and 2 free drinks [ each ] at 10 am. Sounds about right.
After Bacardi we ventured around Old Town San Juan filled with beautiful buildings and some sporatic rain downpours. Which lead to hiding in restaurants or stores until it stopped and hovering over my camera bag so it didn’t get wet. Some cool unique doors from the area.
Cheap entertainment in a souvenir shop.
After the downpour that meant protecting my camera and getting very wet we walked along the lower side of the town.
The next day we went back to visit the fort and see a little bit more of Old Town.
This guy was amazing at flying this kite!
Beautiful streets of Old Town San Juan.
The Puerto Rico Capitol building in Old Town San Juan
Puerto Rican’s celebrate the 4th of July by getting the day off and heading to the beach. Sounds familiar, right? They take it up a notch with huge gas grills and scaffolding to store their food for the day. The beaches had lines for hours and when we arrived home, our parking spot was taken!
Puerto Rico was a beautiful home for a week. To see more, be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2!