5 Reasons to Visit Puerto Rico!

If you’re wondering where have I been? Well, let’s just say I needed a break, although it feels like I left you all hanging, I am thankful for the messages that I’ve received in my absence. So, it’s been 3 months since my last post but I promise this HIATUS was worth it.(will explain in next VLOG) but I wanted to share with you all this piece of happiness that took place for my birthday weekend.

I know I’m not the only one who take birthdays seriously. It’s a national holiday in my world and everyone in my life knows that this day is non- negotiable, no party poopers, no bad vibe, no  pettiness is allowed.

So, this  year I decided to take a trip and honestly I think I might have started a tradition.Traveling the world or visiting an unknown place does good to my heart. When I booked my trip I had a plan and I wanted to stick to it.  I kept telling myself “ Nathalie wants a beach, an outdoor shower, drinks lots of coconut water and party the night away.” My expectation of my trip was plain and simple and as I was getting closer to it I was excited but had a little bit of doubt. However now that it has been two weeks since my trip I can assure you that it exceeded my expectations. I believe it  was Paulo Coelho who said ” When you want something all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”  and that my friend was the summary of my trip. With that being said here are 5 reasons to visit PR.

  1. El Morro

El Morro is located in the city of Old San Juan. It is one of the most impressive structures on the island with breathtaking views and historic background. The walk up to this beautiful fortress  is not for the faint but it is worth it as it seems like you are stepping back into 5th century. While there I took advantage of the wind and flew a kite, lay on the grass and just grasp the beautiful scenery.

2. Food

Contrary to popular belief, don’t let this small frame of mine fool you!. I love food and I don’t think the feeling is mutual. While in Puerto Rico, I THOROUGHLY  enjoyed their culinary. From having fresh mofongo, Cocina Criolla, to sour sap juice,  fresh coco water and drinking Pina Colada, I mean it is where it originated from; this girl right here was a happy camper. Also what I found very intriguing is that some restaurants didn’t have menus and their reasoning is simple they use whatever fresh products they get that day!For the health conscious travelers that should be music to your ears!

3. Music

If there’s a beat my feet automatically takes control and the rest of my body follows. With that being said there’s no lack of party life in Puerto Rico.  Friday nights in Santurce or Isla Verda will definitely keep you pumping and that’s want my heart was searching for.  Luckily for me while driving in Loiaza  (Afro Puerto Rican  town) came across a drummer who was practicing for his set. We immediately had a connection when I told him he looks like my uncle.Not only  did he take the time to teach me  different sounds of PR music but he serenading me with a Happy Bday song! ( The Universe was with me ya’ll ).  Ohhh PS.He was very impressed with my dance move resembles those of the people of Loiza, WHO KNEW?

4. El Yunke Rainforest

El Yunke Rainforest is the only tropical rainforest that belongs to the U.S. Forest Service and it is magical! If you love nature and want to take on a challenging hike this is the place for you. I decided to do   this 3 ½ hour hike on my birthday and It was totally worth it, even though it was pouring it took as  mother nature clearing my new path.  ( I know i’m deep ASF)

5. The People

Life is really simple and it get’s even better when people are nice to each other. The people were charming, charismatic and welcoming!

Bonus: Stay at The DREAMCATCHER PR.

I wish every place around the world had a bed and breakfast place THIS COOL. By far it exceeded my expectations.In addition to having the beach 100 feet away literally ( I counted the steps) my outdoor shower  and listening to the Coqui signing at night was the highlight of my trip

PS. I encourage everyone to go out and travel or get out of your home town when you can. It doesn’t have to be a HUGE trip but get out and explore the world. Until next time! : )

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