This past Spring Break, I went to PUERTO RICO with my good friends Ankevia, Esmeralda, and Jephte. We decided we wanted to go somewhere for spring break and after some planning, ultimately chose San Juan, Puerto Rico. We booked our flights and an Airbnb and on May 11th, we headed to the airport to commence our spring break adventures. Check out some cool pictures and a short description of my days in PR down below!
Saturday, March 11th
It was our first day in Miramar, San Juan at our Airbnb. Our host, Coral, was really cool and the town we were at reminded me a lot of Wynwood in Miami in the type of art that covered the streets. Acquiring food was our first mission and it was a successful one. Afterwards, we joined other tourists and residents in a block watch-party for a baseball game.
Sunday, March 12th
I would die happy if I had cafe con leche, tostada, and revoltillo for the rest of my life. That was our breakfast almost everyday in Puerto Rico and I miss it already. Today we also hit up Old San Juan and explored the island. It’s rich in history and I definitely recommend visiting El Morro Castillo. I also tried Mofongo– a dish Puerto Rico is well known for.
Monday, March 13th
On Monday, we visited El Yunque Rainforest. It’s beautiful and it was fun to explore but be wary of Uber’s & Taxi’s that take you up there. I recommend booking a tour or renting a car and driving there yourself. Later that night we went to a place a lot of locals recommended, “La Respuesta,” a popular night club. It was lit!
Tuesday, March 14th
We went back to Old San Juan to continue exploring. It was only a $1 bus ride away so why not? This time I did some shopping and checked out la “Plaza de Armas de San Cristobal.”
Wednesday, March 15th
Repeat of Old San Juan and a chill day spent napping at a park and walking around our block.
Thursday, March 16th
We were on our way to el “Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico” and stumbled upon a thrift store! After the museum, we hit the beach for the remainder of the day.
Friday, March 17th
Alas, all good things must come to an end. It was our last day in Puerto Rico so we enjoyed another delicious Puerto Rican breakfast nearby and headed to the airport.
This was my first trip with just friends & it was definitely one I’m always going to remember.
“We didn’t spring break, we sprung BROKE.” -Ankevia