We were packed in like sardines, among the thousands of attendants.
Random tree trunk, perfect for photo op
Found many floating coconuts during our walk
Fresh coconut straight from the tree
White sea urchin
Another star fish
More star fish
Sunset at Vieques ferry terminal
El Yungue Rainforest was magnificent, filled with lush green vegetation
Every inch of the forest was covered with fern and moss
The view from Yokahu Tower
See that peak? We hiked up there!
We hiked to the top of El Yungue tower where you can see Luquillo Beach and Fajardo in the distance. It took 3 hours but so rewarding.
We relaxed at Luquillo Beach after our hike. Incredibly beautiful and unspoiled by tourists. This is at the top of my beach list!
Rio Camuy Cave
Rock formation inside Rio Camuy Cave
Random fruits and vegetables found at roadside stands
We had a great time in Puerto Rico and couldn’t be happier with all the adventures that we squeezed into our schedule. Puerto Rico, you leave us yearning for that warm, turquoise Caribbean water!
Day 1: exploring metro San Juan and Old San Juan
Day 2: hike at El Yungue Rainforest then relax at Luquillo Beach
Day 3: drive east to Fajardo and take the ferry to Vieques Island
Day 4: drive west to Rio Camuy Cave then end the day at Bicardi Distillery for a rum tour
Places we didn’t get to explore: Culebra Island and Ponce
Things we couldn’t schedule: bioluminescent bay tour and coffee tour
Where we stayed: San Juan Beach Hotel in Condado Beach
Website we used to get info for the trip: seepuertorico
Tips for travel to PR: bring summer clothing, a swimsuit, sunscreen, bug spray, hiking shoes, and nausea/vomiting medication (if you’re prone to motion sickness for those ferry rides)