Beach Bound..

Posted June 19, 2012 by Christina

I am gearing up for an upcoming trip to Puerto Rico with the Hubby and wanted to see if you my lovely readers have any suggestions for the area.  I have never been and it is kind of impromptu so any suggestions are welcome!  It looks gorgeous from photos!


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Hi! Yes I agree with the other comments about Vieques. I would spend a day at Gilligan’s Island, which is not far from Vieques. Its an island that you ferry to and is split in two, good for snorkeling and has such a strong current in the middle that you could float down the current. Lots of fun and yes if you go pay to have lunch brought to you. Yummy pork with papaya rice and beans…hmmm hmmmm. Also, I enjoyed an evening boat ride in phosphorescent bay. Such fond memories of Puerto Rico, this time of year…50 sun screen is a must. Have a great time!!!

Fri Oct 17 15:49:27 2014

Faux Pas Farm Gal

LOL! Kara took the words right out of my mouth! (or maybe from my fingers!) Yes- Vieques is a MUST!!! Have a wonderful time!

Fri Oct 17 15:49:27 2014


We took a puddle jump plane to Vieques and stayed there – it was amazing! Much less commercial than San Juan.

I highly recommend going on a canoe tour of one of the bioluminescent bays. We did Mosquito Bay in Vieques and I will never forget it!

Fri Oct 17 15:49:27 2014

Laura R.

The Galleria is a must! Even Jamie Durie from the Outdoor Room featured it. I loved it and I’m sure you will too!

Fri Oct 17 15:49:26 2014


My husband is from Puerto Rico and I’ve been with him 17 times. Old San Juan is a must. While there you can stop in for breakfast or a pastry at La Bombanera – a classic, authentic bakery. Lunch at Patio de Sam never disappoints either or a drink at El Convento (a converted convent with a beautiful indoor coutyard). The fort in Old San Juan is nice to explore. As are the local artisan shops.

El Junque is a nice day trip (or overnight) and there is a gorgeous palm tree lined beach across the street.

Dorado is another nice area if you haven’t decided on where you are staying.

Enjoy it’s beautiful!

P.S. Love your blog – one of my favorites to follow :)

Fri Oct 17 15:49:26 2014


Lucky you! Have a blast!
xoxo, Chris

Fri Oct 17 15:49:26 2014

Julia Smillie

Stay at Hix Island House on Vieques, even for one night, if budget allows. Truly unlike any other hotel.

Speaking of which, the Galleria Inn in Old San Juan is worth a gander, even if you don’t stay there. Walk through and check out the eclectic collection the owner’s put together.

Speaking of Old San Juan, wandering the blue ballast cobblestone streets and popping into this shop and that is fun – providing the heat isn’t prohibitive.

And consider a night in El Yunque, at Casa Cubuy, a no-frills inn right on the edge of the rainforest. Amazing views and sounds of waterfalls and coqui to lull you to sleep.

Fri Oct 17 15:49:26 2014


Gorgeous aerial views! My d-i-l, who passed away 4 years ago was from Puerto Rico. She would tell us how beautiful it was there. My son visited and loved it! :)

Fri Oct 17 15:49:26 2014

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