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Puerto Rico, beach day

So we were having a Piña Coloda at Barrachina, and because we didnt have enough time to go to Culebra’s Flamenco beach, we were asking the locals if they had some recommendations on where to go. Our waiter was insistent that we check out Mar Bella Beach for its smooth and crystal clear water perfect for a relaxing beach day. He got a paper place mat and began vigorously writing down the directions. Once he was done and began explaining we realized none of these directions had street names and we also couldn’t map it on our gps. But we were up for the adventure!

We got in our “Jello” rental car and headed out.

San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely TouristSan Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist

We took a wrong turn somewhere and found a beautiful family of wild horses. They were just hanging out by the beach! They all started to stare of us when we decided to get out of the car and take a few pics. San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist

San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist
After getting out of the car to see the horses, this was our view.

We turned back around and headed to find out missed turn and arrive at Mar Bella Beach. Water as smooth as ice while on the other side of the rocks , extremely powerful crashing waves.

San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist
Calm waters on one side and roaring waves on the other. We climbed the rocks in our flip flops to see what was on the other side ( pictured in the middle ).

San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist
San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely TouristSan Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist

San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely TouristAfter spending a few hours there, we went to Marchiquita beach just a few miles down the road, which while incredibly beautiful had currents that would sweep you away if you weren’t careful. I’m not sure if it’s like that all the time or just the day that we were there, but it’s probably the strongest currents I’ve ever felt.

San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist
Can you see me?

San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely TouristSan Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist

San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist

Drove back to our hotel and the rain started rolling in.

San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist

San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist
Great affordable place to stay.
San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist
Go to Platos just 3 mins walking from the Hotel. The BEST Mofongo you’ll ever have in your life.
San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist
Pretty worn out from all the beaching and Mosquito bites. Of course I get a bite on my LIP!

San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist

San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist
We spent the next day at the pool, trying to soak up our last rays before this short trip was over.

San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist

San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist
Can’t beat Salsa dancing in the lobby!

Until next time PR 😉

San Juan, Puerto Rico | The Lovely Tourist

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Alea

I am a photographer, a writer and a travel/fashion addict.

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