Next Stop| Puerto Rico
Girl's Trip Round 2: GO to PUERTO RICO
Girl’s trip once again, and I can not wait! This time, we are traveling to Fajardo, Puerto Rico and staying at an amazing Waldorf Astoria Resort, El Conquistador.As you may notice by now, Hazl and I love the sun and swimwear so if we can escape to a place where both of those exist we are there! Unfortunately, Hazl was unable to come so it was just my two best friends, @codiecabral and @lajoy22, and I.
This was my first time in Puerto Rico so I was excited but had no idea what to expect. When we landed we rented a car and realized that Fajardo was an hour away and hoped that the navigation system took us where we needed to go. With a couple of wrong turns and a few stops, we arrived at El Conquistador. The resort was gorgeous and HUGE. On the resort, there was a golf course, villas, and the main hotel. We stayed in a suite facing the water and with the views we woke up to every morning it was definitely worth it.
Day 1: We took the ferry from the hotel, a twenty-minute ride to Seven Seas Beach nearby where you can eat, drink and ride horses and we did all of the above. I have an obsession with riding horses when traveling in the Caribbean. For some reason, horses and water just give me a whimsical feeling. Horse riding around this hilly small island was definitely an adventure with breathtaking views. The beach was peaceful and the water crystal clear on one side of the island while on the other side there was music and a restaurant filled with people. The cool thing about this island is that you can charge all expenses back to your room with just your room key, so all you need is your beach bag and key and you're good to go!
Day 2: We woke up early today and jumped in the car to go to the world-renowned Flamenco Beach that is known for its beautiful, peaceful, clear, blue waters and soft white sand. Again, we jumped on a ferry for a day trip about an hour away. When we got to the beach the view was like a spectacle you would see in the movies. This beach is something you have to see with your own eyes and it is the perfect, quiet escape. There was also an area for souvenirs and place to grab food and listen to music.
Day 3: The night that we were all waiting for, BIO BAY. So if you ever Google Puerto Rico you may see images of a body of water that seems as though it glows in the dark, that was our destinationt! First, make sure you make reservations with your concierge because reservations fill up fast for the Bio Bay adventure tours. It is about a five-minute car ride from the El Conquistador Resort to the location where you meet the crew and grab a kayak. When you arrive, you are greeted and given a quick explanation of what to expect. You must ride with a partner and if I were you I would wear shorts and a shirt you don’t mind getting wet. You jump in a kayak with your partner and one by one the kayaks begin lining up in a line, following the leader of the kayak team. The sky is pitch black, and the water looks dark and scary but it gets so much better! Although the men claim the water is not deep, make sure you know how to kayak because you will be kayaking through the woods in the dark. When you get to the pitch-black areas, this is where the magic happens! There are special organisms that light up the water in the dark! The leader would smack the water with the paddle and all of a sudden a beam of light would appear all around us like magic. Bio Bay was so magical we could not even capture it on camera. But please DO NOT leave Puerto Rico without going on this kayak tour of Bio Bay. Again, this excursion is something you must see with your own eyes. For more information, visit Bio Bay.http://www.bluhazl.com/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=ris_gallery
Puerto Rico, I love you.