Monday, July 15, 2019

Puerto Rico Travel Diary Day 2

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great week! Today, I'm sharing day two of our trip to Puerto Rico. We were hoping to sleep in this day but the girls had other plans. Their cousin was at the house so they were up bright early (like 6 AM early) to go for a swim in the pool! But, getting up wasn't too painful because Josh's mamita had coffee and fresh arepas ready for us. Arepas are basically fried bread and they are delicious! Mamita makes them for breakfast every Saturday morning.

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After breakfast, we were eager to explore, especially since it was our first full day in Puerto Rico. Josh's cousin came along with us for the day to show us around, tell us the best places to go, explain the foods, and to translate. We were very thankful to have her and her son with us! We didn't have a big plan except we wanted to see more of the island and we wanted to go to the beach. They are so many beaches in Puerto Rico and we couldn't wait to explore them.

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Our first stop was in Rincón with a main goal of seeing the Punta Higuera Light House. The light house was pretty but unfortunately we weren't able to go inside of it. However, this is such a beautiful area! There's a little park area, great photo opportunities, a bar, and restrooms. Thanks to Josh's cousin, we got so many great photos in this area!

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In this same area, we found this gorgeous wing swing that was handmade by a local Puerto Rican artisan named Luisa Acevedo. It was so beautifully made and such a fun photo spot! 

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We also spotted this adorable bikini bus (that actually sold swimsuits) just down the road from the light house. Again, another fun photo opportunity that I couldn't pass up! 

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We continued our adventure by hunting down a beach to go swimming and snorkeling at. The one beach we stopped at and hoped to stay at, just didn't work out. The water was too rough and it just wasn't kid friendly. Another close by beach was completely packed so we didn't go there either. Puerto Rican families love to spend their weekends at the beach so since it was a Saturday, everyone was at the beach! I don't blame them at all. I would be there too all of the time if I was a local. So instead, we decided to grab some authentic Puerto Rican food. We ate at Eric's BBQ in Aquadilla and the prices here were really good. The food was great too! We had pork, rice, beans, fish, fried plantains, and mofongo (which is made out of fried plantains that are mashed with salt, garlic, and oil.) I honestly wasn't a fan of the mofongo but Josh's cousin said that this one that I tried just had way too much garlic in it. Puerto Rican food is flavorful but not spicy at all.

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Since we loved Jobos Beach so much the day before, we decided to go back and we were all happy with that decision. It's just such a beautiful beach and perfect for families! You can take in breathtaking views from the cliffs and there's also a boardwalk to talk a walk to see more of the area.

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After we spent a few hours at the beach, we packed up and headed back to Mamita's house but not without a stop for a snack. All over Puerto Rico, you will see these little stands that serve fritters. These fritters are typically filled with some type of meat or cheese filling. I loved the spicy chicken one and my kids love the pizza flavor. Josh got a papas rellanas, which is a stuffed potato ball.

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We had such a fun second day in Puerto Rico, filled with so many beautiful sights, beaches, lots of new, delicious foods!

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Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a great week!

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