Puerto Rico inspires Caribbean daydreams for good reason — with its coral reefs, sandy beaches, turquoise waters, lush green mountains, colorful homes, tons of culture, and great food, this is an incredible destination! We wanted to explore everything Puerto Rico has to offer, so we started our vacation on the northeast side of the island off the white sandy beaches in Rio Grande. From there we moved to the historic and charming Old San Juan to experience the array of pastel-colored Spanish colonial architecture. It’s the second-oldest city in the Americas, and it was an experience in itself to stroll up and down its cobbled streets. While staying in the Old San Juan area, we went on a day trip to Culebra island to visit Flamenco Beach, which has been ranked among the best in the world by Discovery Channel. Based on recommendations from the locals, we took a another road trip around the island of Puerto Rico to explore some of the non-touristy locations such as Cabo Rojo, Playa Sucia and the breathtaking views of Puerto Rico’s coastline.

“Take me to the ocean. Let me sail the open sea. To breathe the warm and salty air and dream of things to be.” — Erica Billups

Puerto Rico was love at first sight for both of us! The homes, the streets, and the people of Puerto Rico reminded us of our home countries — India and Venezuela! Puerto Rico’s capital city of San Juan has it all — history, culture, architecture, world-class restaurants, a thriving nightlife and pristine beaches. Before we get into the details, here are a few pictures that were taken at the Ruins of Antiguo Leprocomio in Palo Seco, Puerto Rico! We got married on the beach near these ruins, so this is a special destination that is very close to our hearts!

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