Cruise Recap: Puerto Rico

Ok, I know I said in yesterday’s post that Turks & Caicos was my favorite day, but I definitely think Puerto Rico was tied for second. We were in Puerto Rico from 12p.m.- midnight. We decided to rent a car & do all the exploring we wanted! There are so many beautiful places, history, and great local spots to explore there!

These were the views from our balcony when we woke up…so beautiful!




Castillo San Cristóbal




Cemetery of Old San Juan
This cemetery is for everyone who died in the war in Old San Juan. None of the caskets are buried, all are above ground. Most of the tombstones are without names. The cemetery, as you can see backs right up to the ocean. I know it is strange to say, but this place was so interesting and fascinating. It was HUGE…way bigger than any photo I could capture of it.
 Old San Juan
Old San Juan was the cutest area. From pastel colored buildings, great architecture and cute shops! They even had a starbucks (but it was way too warm to even think about coffee!) I loved just exploring the roads and the local shops.
Bacardi Distillery
Oh yes. We went to where the Bacardi rum in manufactured. This location and a Mexico location are the only ones who produce it! It reminded me of Willy Wonka for some reason, Ha!

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  1. Michelle P wrote:

    Great pictures! I went to San Juan last year and we're going again this year. I'm so excited!

    Posted 1.6.12 Reply
  2. Gina wrote:

    These photos are gorgeous! I've always wanted to go to Puerto Rico, and this makes me want to visit even more!

    xo, gina

    Posted 1.6.12 Reply
  3. Beautiful! I love the dress that you wore!

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  4. It looks gorgeous!! Can't wait to go through the rest of your photos!

    Posted 1.6.12 Reply
  5. Elena wrote:

    you look so gorgeous in all of your photos emily! so jealous of your travels and your tan!!

    Posted 1.6.12 Reply
  6. Kelly wrote:

    this looks like you had fun! I love the dress too!

    Posted 1.6.12 Reply
  7. Jackie wrote:

    I'm so glad you loved PR! That is where my dad was born & raised – we still have tons of family there. Your pictures are gorgeous!!

    Posted 1.6.12 Reply
  8. I love San Juan! My cousins and I spent an entire day walking miles by foot when we were there last summer. I love the old mission so much.

    Posted 1.6.12 Reply
  9. lori wrote:

    i went to the baquardi distillery while we were in puerto rico, too!! but unfortunately, our cruise was there at night so i couldn't see all of the awesome history!

    Posted 1.7.12 Reply
  10. J wrote:

    I'm dying to go to Puerto Rico! Hopefully within the next couple of years.

    Posted 1.7.12 Reply
  11. Cori H. wrote:

    Puerto Rico looks gorgeous!

    Posted 1.7.12 Reply
  12. Looks amazing.
    love your dress:)

    your newest follower

    Posted 1.7.12 Reply
  13. So happy you found my blog! I'm your newest follower! These pictures are great and you're adorable! 🙂

    Posted 1.7.12 Reply
  14. Sarah wrote:

    Ahhhhh I'm drooling over these pictures!! So jealous! Looks like you had an amazing trip!

    Posted 1.7.12 Reply
  15. wow. that trip looks amazing

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  16. Amira wrote:

    Oh, how cute are you!? Looks like a trip of a lifetime 🙂
    Following you!

    Posted 1.7.12 Reply
  17. Erica wrote:

    Hey girl, I'm glad you found my blog!! Looking forward to reading your blog too! Puerto Rico looks beautiful! I'm jealous you are all cute and tan in January!

    Posted 1.7.12 Reply
  18. JR Mazur wrote:

    great pictures!!! pretty jealous of your vacation!

    Posted 1.7.12 Reply
  19. J and A wrote:

    Amazing!! I want to go! Followed you back pretty lady!!

    Posted 1.7.12 Reply
  20. Kristin wrote:

    omg im so jealous of your trip!! And I dont think ive ever seen tombs above ground!!

    Posted 1.7.12 Reply
  21. jMc wrote:

    all your pictures are making me so jealous! However, I cannot wait to be reunited with you very soon! The roles will be reversed this time, I have a MWF 8am! Love you and see you very soon!

    Posted 1.9.12 Reply
  22. Savannah wrote:

    Looks like a fun day! Love your dress!!

    Posted 1.9.12 Reply
  23. I keep hearing about how cool the distillery is there. That's great you got to see it!

    Posted 1.9.12 Reply

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