It is winter time, the snow is falling, bitter cold to the point where it hurts, you know what I am describing. This is especially true for those of us who live in a climate where you get the bitter BITTER cold. This past winter we decided to take a cruise to the Southern Caribbean and our starting point was Puerto Rico.
The thought of the white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue caribbean waters and of course the warm sun, made it a no brainer to take the trip.
If you are looking for a nice warm destination to go to this winter, or any winter for that matter, I would highly recommend Puerto Rico.
It was early January and the temperature at around 2:00 in the afternoon was in the high 80s when we landed in San Juan. That already was a plus. We flew in a day early to get settled in, tour Old San Juan and take in the sights there until the following day when we would actually set sail on a cruise to Aruba, St. Maarten, Curacao and St. Thomas.
In Puerto Rico, we stayed at a Marriott which was very nice. The people were extremely friendly and the accommodations were great. Never had any troubles getting a taxi, although at $15 per person for a trip, it was kind of expensive.
Old San Juan is wonderful city, especially the parts we were at. We walked the normal touristy areas, ate at the Hard Rock cafe, and took tons of pictures when we saw the fort. The view from some of the overlooks at the fort were incredible.
Although we were only in Puerto Rico one day, I can see that it would be a great place to spend a few days or even an entire week. They have casinos, great night life and so much more to offer in tours and excursions.
As night time fell upon us we went upstairs to our hotel room and were fortunate enough to have a balcony that overlooked the ocean. You could see the cruise ships out on the horizon all lit up as they set sail for wherever they were going. It was a great view, and one I will not likely forget anytime soon.
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