Travel Diary: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

As you may know, my boyfriend and I recently took a trip down to the beautiful city of San Juan in Puerto Rico. What I love most about this city is that it offers the entire package, from genuine culture to luxurious beaches. We spent the first half of our trip exploring the historic Old San Juan. I immediately fell in love with the colorful buildings that lined the city streets, a welcoming sight that is drastically different from those of New York. Keep scrolling for a glimpse into the beauty of Old San Juan!

Old San Juan:


Raices Fountain, Paseo de Princesa


The view from our hotel's rooftop


The lobby of Casablanca Hotel


Along Paseo del Morro


The view from Castillo de San Cristobal


The beautiful city buildings




Condado, San Juan:

Halfway through the week, we made our way to La Concha resort in Condado for the ultimate beach getaway. Unfortunately, I couldn't get many pictures of the fantastic excursions we experienced. My absolutely favorite part of the trip was kayaking to Laguna Grande, the largest bioluminescent lagoon in the world. It was truly amazing to kayak two miles in complete darkness through mangroves to reach the lagoon. I find it even more special that this experience cannot be photographed, and rather kept within personal memories. We also spent a full day snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea with schools of fish swimming inches away from us! Keep scrolling for a few more highlights of our stay in Condado!



The view from our hotel room balcony


Condado Beach


Barrachina, the restaurant that created the first Pina Colada


The view from our snorkel catamaran


Flying at sunset


Tell me about your summer plans in the comments below! I'll return with another outfit post very soon!

10 comments

  1. Looks like you had an amazing trip!
    it seems to be just the perfect place for getaway.
    sometimes not taking the pictures but just living the experience makes the trip even more memorable. Pictures usually end up in boxes on in the folders in the deepest corners of your disc but memories and experiences stay with you forever xx
    Nitabiti

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    1. I agree!! I'm usually glued to my phone/camera, but it was nice to fully appreciate this trip. Thanks for the sweet comment!

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  2. These pictures are amazing! Thank you for sharing them! I hope you had fun!

    love always,
    Karina

    thelovelylook.com

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    1. Thank you Karina!! I wish I could go back!

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  3. I'm afraid summer is over here in the Philippines :( It's rainy season already. I enjoyed your travel diary about San Juan though! The place looks amazing!! And your photos are all very beautifully taken. The streets kinda remind me of Greece <3

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    1. Aw I hope you get some nice weather soon!! It's been very rainy where I live as well. Thanks so much for your kind comments though! I would love to visit Greece sometime :)

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  4. My friends were in San Juan for spring break and they loved it! Looks beautiful ! I was in the Bahamas, if you want to see how that's like, it's on my blog :)
    Lovely photos x

    x TFLA: www.thisfashionloveaffair.com x

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    1. It really is amazing! I'll have to check our your post :) I've only been to the Bahamas as a stop on a cruise so I'd love to visit again!

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    1. That's so sweet of you to say! Thank you!

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