Thursday, April 28, 2016

Puerto Rico Summer 2015

28 July 2015 - 1 August 2015

So Stephen and I went to our first trip together to Puerto Rico in the summer of 2015!
We had an amazing time so here are some highlights of the trip!
Day 1:  

Our arrival to the Embassy Suites Hotel & Casino
San Juan! We had to wait almost three hours for
an available suite, even though they knew
we were coming. BOO!!! 

Our first stop was Castillo San Felipe del Morro. 
It was named in the honor of King Philip II of Spain.

Our faces look like that
because of the crazy wind



Birth place of the Piña Colada (1963)
Barrachina Restaurant, Old San Juan

Day 2

Morivivi plant
When you touch it, it curls up and dies! 


As we were heading back to the Hotel, the taxi driver wanted to show us around this really nice beach. Bad decision! The wheel got stuck in the sand, we were stranded there for hours and now it's just a funny experience.

Later that night...
We went out for Stephen's mother's birthday to a really nice restaurant. 

Day 3
We began our day by going to Casa Bacardi, 
Bacardi Rum Factory. 

Replica of their first distillery.
 No pictures were allowed, oops!

We took the historical tour which was $12.
∙We got a drink of our choice and got to keep the cup (18+ to drink)
∙We went on a trolley ride from where we first arrived to the visitor's center
∙We watched a short film and we learned: 
- How they make their products
- Their history and the story of who began it 
- Their accomplishments and their hardships
∙We went into a replica of their first distillery and a mini one room museum.
∙Then we went to a room where they had unique flavors of 
Bacardi that is only found in Puerto Rico
∙The gift shop

Later that day....
We went to the Castillo San Cristóbal
I barely took any pictures :( but it was a really nice Fort.
It is full of history and there is so many hidden rooms and tunnels we get to see. 
It was inexpensive, $5 for the entrance for both Castillo San Cristóbal and Castillo San Felipe del Morro. 
The view from the top of the castle!

Day 4
We headed to the The Mall of San Juan. 
Just a regular mall so I don't have pictures of us inside. Although what I actually found astonishing was the prices of items there are the same as what they're here! 
We headed to Playa Isla Verde (Green Island Beach) 
& next, the pool in the hotel! 

We headed back home the 5th day around 3:00 AM. 

One thing we both realized: 
We hate plane rides!


  1. Looks like an amazing trip, makes me want to go there one day :)

  2. Great pics Lesley! As you saw in my blog, I was in the Caribbean a couple of moths ago but we did not stop in Puerto Rico... It looks lovely! I need to go there next time! Should we follow each other in G+? Do you have GFC?

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