Girlfriend getaway in Puerto Rico

Girlfriend getaway in Puerto Rico

So last minute changes, flights to Las Vegas were overpriced, my girlfriends and I were desperately looking for a destination B! Both visited me in Miami, FL from London and Paris, and wanted a girlfriend getaway friendly destination to celebrate our girlfriend 30’s birthday!

As I’m heading into a long online search through skyscanner.com, to look for other alternative destination in the states. After coming to New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta (yes lol), they nodded and start to

I turned and looked around me, all I can see was palm trees, pool, and the beach. Where can we flight from Miami with no extra visa restriction nor long distance? The Bahamas or Puerto Rico!

We compared both destination and the final decision was made for Puerto Rico!

Here we were on our way to pack for Puerto Rico, we booked an apartment through Airbnb and deal were done!

 

As we land to San Juan, the clouds look heavy and rain is on the radar for the upcoming days… still, we won’t let the bad weather came into our plans and bothered our escape plan! No not today!

 

Here are a few highlights on things you can with your friends on rainy days in the Caribbean:

Go eat local!

Why traveling such a long way to still eat your national dishes abroad?

Costilla de cerdo, arroy y frijoles
Costilla de cerdo, arroy y frijoles

Don’t fall for it, Puerto Rico is U.S territory, you will find almost any U.S. fast food in town,

Mofongo
Mofongo

however, you can still try food you never experiences before. We taste the famous mojito, local Bacardi rum, brunch at Mangos, and the delicious traditional dish which is the mofongo at Raices. Yummy!

 

Walking tours with the historical ferry of Old San Juan

We hop on the ferry as a shelter from the rain, this little ride around approx 30 min., took us all around old San Juan where you can see the historical monuments, sightseeing, castillo de Felipe. This is a smart way to overlook the old town and take photos.

Ferry ride in Old San Juan
Ferry ride in Old San Juan

Get on public transportation!

From Santurce to Condado, from Condado to Old San Juan we hop on public transportation and did not get lost at all! All drivers were very friendly, stress-free and so resourceful! Yes, anything you can ask, if you are not sure where you heading to, just ask, I promise they don’t bite!

San Juan, PR
San Juan, PR

Put a dress on and go dance some salsa with the locals!

We heard so many places to dance salsa all around town, we wanted to get out of Condado area, which is one of the trendiest  and touristic districts in San Juan; therefore we headed a little bit further to Hotel San Juan and enjoy a Puertorican live band as well as some House and Pop hit songs on the dance floor of the popular Club Brava

El San Juan Hotel
El San Juan Hotel

And so much more to do even on rainy days! Be creative and stay engaged with the locals, you’ll survive it and create great memories!

 

Ingrid

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