San Juan to Palmas del Mar to Ponce and Back, Puerto Rico

While driving Panoramic Route 3 on the way back from Ponce to Palmas del Mar, we witnessed everything from rainbows to fluffy, pink sunset clouds to torrential downpours.

There were also very charming roadside bars and restaurants lining gorgeous palm filled beaches.  And I realized that while our trip was coming to an end, we’ve barely scratched the surface of Puerto Rico, and that I’d like to come back and have a drink at one of those bars.  Preferably with the same rainy ambiance.

(And I’m pretty sure I say something like that every time we travel because we go somewhere, fall in love with it, realize that we’ve hardly gotten to know it, and then we always vow that we’ll come back to visit.  Except for Acapulco, we’ll never go back to Acapulco.  Or Ensenada.  Yuck.)

Anyway, here are some pictures of the places we visited in Puerto Rico:

The marina at Palmas del Mar.
The marina at Palmas del Mar.
Looking out a window at Yokahu Tower at El Yunque National Forest.
Looking out a window at Yokahu Tower at El Yunque National Forest.
Lunch break at La Mina Falls (El Yunque National Forest).
Lunch break at La Mina Falls (El Yunque National Forest).

 

Waiting to see monkeys at the research area on Cayo Santiago.
Waiting to see monkeys at the research area on Cayo Santiago.
Snorkeling near Cayo Santiago and a cool shipwreck.
Snorkeling near Cayo Santiago and a cool shipwreck.
Monkeys!
Monkeys!
Travel Club relaxing on the beach in the evening.
Travel Club relaxing on the beach in the evening.
The Streets of Old San Juan.
The streets of Old San Juan.
Looking out to Old San Juan from a tower at Fuerte San Cristobal.
Looking out to Old San Juan from a tower at Fuerte San Cristobal.
At El Morro.
At El Morro.
The beach at Palmas del Mar.
The beach at Palmas del Mar.
A panoramic view of Ponce from the Museo Castillo Serralles.
A panoramic view of Ponce from the Museo Castillo Serralles.
The marina at night.
The marina at night.

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