This trip to Puerto Rico was for history, culture, adventure, and relaxation. My grandma and I went for a girls’ vacation and an escape from the day-to-day.
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North America10 days / May 2018
Highs & Lows
Seeing the Vieques Bioluminescent Bay in a 2-person clear-bottom kayak on a moonless night
Dorado was isolated and had very little to do.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
I so wish I hadn’t visited Dorado. It’s a nice, more upscale suburb of San Juan, but it’s just not my vibe. I definitely prefer the kind of place where I can get out and walk, be amongst locals, and reach many things on foot. Dorado just isn’t that kind of place. I would have stayed in San Juan and Vieques longer. After spending just one night in Vieques, I will never stay such a short time again. I’d say give yourself at least 3 nights there.
Uber is readily available throughout the island, and we had no problem getting rides for long distances without scheduling. I do think I’ll rent a car next time, though, just for more flexibility to get around the whole island. Also, those Uber rides add up! After seeing how much we spent on rides, we could have rented a car for more convenience at a lower cost.
I was surprised by just how incredible the Vieques Bio Bay is. That one’s a can’t-miss. I could do that tour once a month for the rest of my life and never get bored!