To celebrate our anniversary we decided to take a quick weekend getaway to San Juan, Puerto Rico. I have traveled quite a few times to this island. It is great for its food and the sun! It is fairly inexpensive to fly if you can catch a good deal. The 3 of us jetted off on a red eye out of NYC.
We stayed at the Condado Plaza Hilton hotel in Santurce. It was our first time staying here. The hotel is situated on the beach front facing the Atlantic ocean and the Condado lagoon. There used to be a casino in the hotel but it recently shut down during the summer. It is a short ride from the airport and close to Old San Juan. The hotel is gorgeous on the inside. There is a huge fish tank in the lobby. There was a constant flow of people checking in and out.
The lobby is contemporary with a bar in the middle. There are 4 restaurants through out the hotel as well as 4 pools. There is a slide and a salt water pool too. The Starbucks is outside the hotel for your caffeine fix but I suggest grabbing a cafe con leche from a local store. There’s a 24 hour Denny’s across the street for some late night grubbing.
Our room was spacious. We loved the bathroom. A girl can only dream of having one like it at home. The only thing we didn’t like was the small flat screen tv. It must have been about 19 inches. For such a large room I think it should have at least a 32′ inch tv.
Unfortunately it rained most of the weekend on us. We only got to spend half a day at the pool before it poured. So I went back home as pale as I got there. I was bummed about it but what can you do? We did get a chance to spend dinner in Old San Juan on our last night. Upon a recommendation of a friend we went to El Jibarito. A quaint restaurant that we waited over 1/2 hour for a table. They were busy for a Sunday evening. I knew it had to be good and it didn’t disappoint. The food was home made Puerto Rican food. We ate and were stuffed. I recommend it if you are ever in the area. After dinner we walked around Old San Juan and came upon a bevy of food trucks along the pier where the cruise ships were docked.
I was disappointed that we didn’t get to experience the culture of Puerto Rico because of the weather. There’s so much to see & do that I wanted to share with my boyz. I hope on our next return trip we can really delve in. We have had an incredible year of travel. I am thankful that we are able to do it and have Andre experience the world. I look forward to where 2016 will take us.
Disclosure: All opinions expressed are 100% my own. This is my personal story.