san juan, puerto rico

san juan, puerto rico
 

booked less than 2 weeks before takeoff, our spontaneous weekend in san juan, puerto rico was worth every minute, penny, and calorie. special thanks to cathy for all of the insider tips!

some of my favorite moments from the trip below:
color-nerding out in old san juan
a custom-fitted panama hat at ole curiosidades
unplanned amazing farm-to-table pescatarian meal at verde mesa (the swordfish and beet salad special apps were divine, along with a fresh juice cocktail with local rum added.)
an afternoon spent at luquillo beach

other things we tried and liked:
brunch at la mala vida
fish tacos at la cueva del mar
fresh juices, blood sausage, pork, rice & beans from the kiosks at luquillo beach
roasted pork from bebo's cafe

more from cathy's list that we want to go back for:
beaches
culebra beach (ferry ride required)
la estacion, restaurant in farjado for the ribs
playa mar chiquita, cove beach
playa vega baja, for crashing waters onto rocks

food
santaella—we tried going here but the restaurant was fully booked the whole weekend!
gallo negro
la casita blanca