Travel Series #1 - Puerto Rico

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December means winter, which means freezing cold temperatures. So, because I 'm not going on vacation anytime soon I will reminisce and look back at some of my favorite vacation spots. So, be on the look out for my travel blogs. The first series will be  about Puerto Rico.
 
The flight from NYC to San Juan was a breeze. In less than 3 hours we were in San Juan. In NYC, I was bundled in a hoodie to protect myself from the cold and once I got out of the airport we were greeted by the warm breeze. It was such an amazing feeling. 
 
 
 
The first stop right after the airport was our friend's apartment. He lived right on the beach, which was amazing. It was a cloudy day when we arrived, but it was still nice walking along the beach. In NYC the beaches, are not as serene and clean. In San Juan the water is crystal blue.


 
After that we went and toured Old San Juan. We didn't really get to walk around. Just took a few snapshots. It was really nice to see how historic it all looked. Oh and if any of you ever go on any cruise ships that dock at San Juan, you will be able to see this.
 

 After that we went to our hotel. It was probably a 45 min drive outside the airport in Dorado. We stayed at the Aquarius Vacation Club at Dorado del Mar Beach & Golf Resort. I can't remember how much we paid but it was def worth it. We had a room with a balcony that overlooked the pool and the beach. The resort had a casino, golf area, and their own private beach. There was also 2 restaurants on site. We had a car so just outside the resort there were tons of fast food - Subway, Burger King, Pizza Hut. There was also a Walgreens. In order to get into the resort you have to pass through security and let them know you are a guest. If you don't, you cannot enter, so I felt really safe. From the resort to all the stores you could also. It was probably a 20 min walk.

 

The food was pretty good too
mofongo
As you can see I WON big. LOL

The resort had multiple pools and even had a hot tub and a kiddie area. Plus plenty of lounge chairs and towels to spare. In order to get to the private beach you need your room key. There is a gate to enter so all you do is tap and then you are in. On the beach there are various activities you can do from kayaking to paddling in water boats.

view from our balcony
View from our balcony

Private Beach
 
We didn't wanna spend all our time tanning and at the pool so we also went to El Yunque Rainforest. Be prepared you will do a lot of walking, but its so totally worth it. The views were very breathtaking and coming from NYC, I don't get to see these too often so I enjoyed it very much. If you want you can also take a quick dip in the waterfalls. We chose not to do that, but to each their own.









We spent four days in Puerto Rico and that is def enough time to explore. I want to return again someday. Have any of you been here? What are some of your favorite vacation spots? Leave a comment down below and let us know!

 XOXO,
Geri

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Danielle
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December 4, 2015 at 11:26 PM delete

I wish I were in Puerto Rico right now. I have never been there but your photos show such a beautiful place. You had such a fun vacation! Have a great weekend!

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December 5, 2015 at 1:03 AM delete

The view looks so beautiful and amazing! I haven't been to Puerto Rico, but I want to. I want to travel more and experience different cultures.
Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation!

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kayla kruse
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December 5, 2015 at 1:04 AM delete

I'm so jealous! I would love to go to Puerto Rico since I'm half Puerto rican! the pictures are great. I definitely would want some of that coconut drink. The views are to die for - thanks for sharing doll Xxx

Have an amazing weekend <3
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Jamie
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December 5, 2015 at 1:41 AM delete

I envy you! I wanna travel to Puerto Rico too!

♡, Jamie of www.spotlightonjamie.com

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December 5, 2015 at 6:12 AM delete

This place is so beautiful and worth visiting. Very beautiful photos.
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Swathi Bhat
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December 5, 2015 at 9:04 AM delete

Beautiful clicks. Puerto Rico is such a lovely place <3

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December 5, 2015 at 10:52 AM delete

I would loveeee to visit Puerto Rico one day soon (. Seems really nice!
Have an amazing day,
Madalena

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December 5, 2015 at 11:01 AM delete

Great photos dear! Would love to go one day there :)

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Lenya
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December 5, 2015 at 12:12 PM delete

OMG! it looks like heaven on earth. Gorgeous pics.
xox
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Danielle
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December 5, 2015 at 12:52 PM delete

i'd love to visit one day, nice photos!

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December 5, 2015 at 2:22 PM delete

I would love to escape the cold here in Denmark. :)
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December 5, 2015 at 2:32 PM delete

I would absolutely love to go there! The food looks fantastic too :)

XO Raquel
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Chloe Barnes
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December 5, 2015 at 6:21 PM delete

Stunning pictures! <3 looks amazing!!
Chloe xx
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LBG
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December 5, 2015 at 10:26 PM delete

What an incredible trip! The resort looks fantastic

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December 6, 2015 at 12:47 PM delete

Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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Alina Bostan
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December 6, 2015 at 4:49 PM delete

Wow this looks like such an amazing place to go on holiday, lovely photos too x

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Sybil
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December 6, 2015 at 5:34 PM delete

omg!! looks like paradise! :D

Have a great week!
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December 7, 2015 at 5:32 AM delete

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Gabrielle
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December 7, 2015 at 2:45 PM delete

I love reading travel diaries! The view from your balcony looks incredible :)

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Kim Kruse
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December 7, 2015 at 5:10 PM delete

Puerto Rico is definitely on my list on places to visit especially since I'm half Puerto Rican. Beautiful shots!! I really enjoyed reading your post! Xx

XOXO Kim
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R Vera
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December 7, 2015 at 6:53 PM delete

After reading your post and seeing those pictures, all I can say is wow. What a holiday! Those views look amazing and you got so close the waterfall. I've never been to puerto rico, but now it's on the list :)

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Andrew Carter
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June 16, 2017 at 6:26 AM delete

this is such an amazing blog I really liked the blog.Thanks for it.


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