Ponce, Aguadilla, And The Marchiquita Beach In Puerto Rico

Note The Cross On The Top Of The Rock At The Marchiquita Beach

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Beautiful Countryside Of Puerto Rico

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A Rainbow Over Puerto Rico

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This Is Our Last Day In Puerto Rico


Well, all good things have to come to an end. This is our last day on this Enchanted Island of Puerto Rico. If you missed my other five wonderful days on our vacation in Puerto Rico, you can go back and catch up by clicking on the links I have provided.

We spent five wonderful days just doing the usual "touristy" things. We spent one day in San Juan and Old San Juan touring the old Forts there. Another day was spent sailing on a 62 foot catamaran over to the Island of Vieques and witnessed the Bioluminescent Bay. We have hiked, went horseback riding and ziplined in the El Yunque National Park. We took another day to visit the Arecibo Observatory and the Camuy Caves.

We have packed a lot of adventures into five days. I wish we had more time in Puerto Rico because we know there are many more natural wonders to see. If you visit Puerto Rico, try to spend two weeks here to do the island justice.

On this last day, we wanted to take a scenic drive along the northern coast of Puerto Rico, go to the northwest corner of the island, drive along the southern coast and then go straight up the middle of the island back to San Juan. We will fly out of San Juan tomorrow morning to return home.

We decided to rent a car and driver for the day. We were hesitant about driving ourselves in a rented car. We wanted to just relax and enjoy the views. Puerto Rico is a favorite Caribbean destination because of its beaches. There are secluded beaches and there are those crowded beaches that belong the to the resorts built all along the coastline that cater to the tourists. Some beaches such as in the town of Rincon on the west end of Puerto Rico are surfing havens.

Our driver, Jose, picked us up at the hotel promptly 7:00 a.m. Jose was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and we were confident he would stop at places of interest and explain what we were seeing. He drove one of nice white taxis that we see everywhere. We were relieved to hear Jose's fluent English, because we do not speak any Spanish.

It’s so nice to relax and see the countryside and not be nervous about getting lost. We drove on Highway 22 which is comparable to our interstate highways. For a minute I thought I was on I-95. We pass through towns with signs for Wal-Mart, Sears, K-Marts, and other familiar businesses. We can see the mountain range on one side and the ocean on the other side. The weather is just perfect.

Jose stopped at a roadside Puerto Rican vendor. It was just a tent with a grill and a deep fryer. A few tables were set up for hungry eaters. You see these all along the highway. He got these things called Aleapurias (this is a fried cheese flavored rice fritter) and Baclaitos (these are codfish flavored fritters) for us to eat. . They were very greasy, but they tasted good.

A Horse Grazes On The Beach

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On The Beach At Marchiquita

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We Stop At Marchiquita Beach

Jose suggested we stop at Marchiquita Beach and I'm so glad he did. We would not have known about this beautiful beach. Marchiquita Beach is on Puerto Rico's northern coast, approximately 40 minutes west of San Juan.

We parked under a palm tree, one of many that line the beach. The sand is golden and soft (ankle deep in some parts) and the beach slopes gently to the shoreline. We took off our flip flops and waded into the water. We looked on in awe as the ocean flowed in and out between the rocks. What a beautiful sight! We soon found out that the water gets deep very quickly.

Jose warned us not to venture out far into the water . The day we were there the water was very rough. Due to its shape and the narrow opening between the rocks (that lets the ocean in and out), he said, there can be dangerous under currents that could take us out to sea!.

We ventured up to the rock formation, and I could tell right away the rocks were very slippery and sharp. In between a big rock formation we saw a cross someone had erected. Jose said someone had died climbing the rocks, and his family had erected the cross to warn others and to ask for prayers for their son.

There was a small kiosk in the parking lot area that was painted with a brightly colored scene.
The day we were there the beach was pretty well deserted, but Jose said that on weekends it can become pretty busy.

If you are looking for a picturesque beach, then Marchiquita is a must see beach in Puerto Rico!





The Rocks Over Marchiquita Beach

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Houses Overlooking Marchiquita Beach

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Marchiquita Beach

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A Food Vendor On The Marchiquita Beach

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Punta Marchiquita

The Road To Aguadilla

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The Town Of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico


Aguadilla is the largest town on the northwest corner of Puerto Rico. There is an airport there, which is the second largest international airport, after the Luis Munoz Marin Airport in San Juan. I was interested in the this area because of the possibility of retiring here at a later date. Having a nearby airport is appealing to me because it would make it easier for my family to visit. Several airlines now run direct flights into this airport. From what I have read, this part of Puerto Rico is popular with retirees from the United States.

Jose informed us there is an ice skating rink in Aguadilla that is very popular with the area kids, and it also used as a training facility for island figure skaters. I would like to have stopped and seen the skating rink, but our time was limited.

Underwater Off The Coast Of Aguadilla

Ice Skaters At The Aguadilla Skating Rink

Going Down The Elevator At Cruz del Vigia

Ponce, Puerto Rico

Jose suggested we stop in the town of Ponce, the second largest city in Puerto Rico. It is located on the southern coast of Puerto Rico, and has several interesting museums. A full day could be spent here in the town of Ponce. Ponce is Puerto Rico's principal shipping port on the Caribbean. The city is well kept and very scenic. The streets are lined with gas lamps and neoclassical buildings, just as they were a century ago. We saw horse drawn carriages carrying tourists around the town. I would have liked to ride in one of those!

Most visitors go to Ponce to see the city's historic section. There is a week day marketplace that we found very colorful and full of tourists and locals alike. I'd like to go back to Ponce when I have more time to spend in Ponce. I would suggest you spend at last half the day here to look at everything the town has to offer.

We decided to visit the Cruz del Vigia (Virgin's Cross). This cross was built in 1984 to replace a 19th. century wooden cross that was in poor condition.

This concrete and steel structure is 100 feet high, and the lateral arms measure 70 feet. There is an observation tower that we went up by elevator. You can see for miles around. The cross was first built to deter contraband smugglers. There is a beautiful Japanese garden on the grounds, and we took a stroll through those gardens.

The Cruz de Vigia Cross In Ponce, Puerto Rico

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View From The Cruz de Viga Observation Tower

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Bridge In The Japanese Gardens

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In The Japanese Garden

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Video Of The Town Of Ponce

It was almost dark by the time we arrived in Ponce, and I was sorry I didn't get a chance to take photos of this beautiful town before dark. Please watch the video and see just how beautiful the town of Ponce is.

When I return to Puerto Rico, I will definitely spend one full day in Ponce!

A Great Video Of Ponce, Puerto Rico


It was getting late by the time we ate, so we left for the trip back to San Juan. Jose stopped at a roadside stand and got some fruit. It was small, green balls hanging from a cluster. Jose called it Queneea.


We arrived back at the hotel and said goodbye to Jose. I’m so glad we invested in him today. It was well worth paying him to drive us. He was very nice, and he pointed out things about the countryside that were interesting.

The Places We Visited In Puerto Rico On Our Six Day Vacation

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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B markerel yungue national park purto rico -
El Yunque National Forest, Río Grande 00745, Puerto Rico
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C markervieques island -
Vieques
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Arecibo Observatory, PR-625, Arecibo, 00612, Puerto Rico
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Cayo Icacos, Cabezas, Fajardo 00738, Puerto Rico
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Camuy Caves Park, Lares, 00669, Puerto Rico
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Playa Mar Chiquita, Tierras Nuevas Saliente, Manatí 00674
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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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Rincón, Puerto Rico
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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Puerto Rico Is A Beautiful Island


Puerto Rico is a beautiful place. The people are friendly. Most are bilingual. When they speak English, it is perfect English with NO accent. I like the monetary system. It’s the same as ours. You don’t need a passport if you live in the U.S. In 2005, the Bush administration asked Congress to set another vote to allow the citizens of the overpopulated island to decide on their future: to opt for statehood or else full independence. Statehood would bring the right to vote in U.S. elections, and full independence would require some islanders to relinquish their American citizenship. Only a small number of Puerto Ricans favor full independence.


Rum is the national drink of Puerto Rico, and is the world’s leading producer of rum. It is believed that Ponce de Leon introduced rum to Puerto Rico. They have a big rum distillery, but we never made it there.


We had read about crime in Puerto Rico, especially in San Juan and were warned not to go into the streets after dark. We found this completely untrue. The streets are filled at night with joggers, tourists, and people walking their dogs. We saw one homeless person sleeping on the street. He was asleep on the same piece of cardboard for three days. There were two panhandlers that sat outside Walgreens all the time.


I enjoyed every minute in Puerto Rico. If you are going for the first time, I’d recommend going as part of a tour group. There are many of these to choose from. We booked our day trips from the hotel after studying Frommer’s Travel Guide, but if I had to go it over again, I’d choose the tour. They will take care of all the details.


We spent our last morning in the little shops that line the street to buy gifts to bring home to the family members who could not share the adventures in Puerto Rico with us. One last Puerto Rican lunch, and we’re off to the airport to catch our 2:00 p.m. flight. I feel like we really got our money's worth on this trip. I wish we could have stayed longer. As you can see by the map we covered a large part of Puerto Rico, but there is just such more to see and places to go!


I hope you have enjoyed reading our Six Day Vacation to Puerto Rico as much as I have enjoyed putting it all together so I could share the experience with my readers.

Please read Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four and Day Five.

I look forward to returning to the Enchanted Island Of Puerto Rico.

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Mary, right now the weather is beautiful here, but there are quite a few days I would love to be standing where you stood. Great photos once again; you are envied from Washington.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I love that you put together a hub for each day of your vacation! It looks glorious and sounds as good as it looks, from your descriptions. As I'm looking at these photos I'm thinking: awesome picture prompts! You could easily use one of these to generate a poem, short essay, or new hub. Creativity is everywhere! I vote up and am sharing as well.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, billybuc, I was in your neck of the woods (Seattle) once during the winter months, and I really thought I'd die from the cold! Thanks for reading and commenting on our scenic tour while we were in Puerto Rico.

Thanks for the compliment on my photos, too.

Bye for now, Mary


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Oh, how very jealous I am Mary! Great hub and the photos are beyond stunning and beautiful. A little piece of Heaven right here on Earth! Be safe and I know you are enjoying your travels. Voted Way Up In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this informative and scenic tour.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Faith, so nice to see you! Thank you for reading and commenting on my scenic tour while in Puerto Rico. Yes, this country (or island, I should say) is a little piece of Heaven. It is so rich in natural wonders.

Thanks so much for the vote.

Goodnight, Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

HI, Mhatter99, It was a pleasure to write about our scenic tour while in Puerto Rico. I really enjoyed my visit there, and I look forward to returning.

Thanks for reading, Mary


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Mary,

Awesome finale Mary! I loved the pictures, so beautiful! I can't believe I have gone to Puerto Rico so often recently without even leaving my own house! Awesome job Mary, thank you!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Oh, Josh, you are too kind! I'm so happy you traveled with me and my daughters to Puerto Rico. I hated to see our vacation end.

Thank you for our nice compliment, Mary


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Mary,

All votes up except funny and will share. Truly enjoyed hearing about this last day of yours while on vacation in Puerto Rico. You have given many of us who have never been there such good ideas of what there is to do and see. Great job! Wish I could have experienced all these many things that you have written about in this great series regarding Puerto Rico. Maybe someday!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Peggy W, thank you for traveling with me and my daughters on our six day vacation to Puerto Rico. I'm so happy you went along with us! Maybe someday you will visit Puerto Rico. You have visited so many interesting places, you could just add this beautiful island.

Thanks so much for the votes and the share.

Goodnight, Mary


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bridalletter 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

Thank you for sharing. besides the beach, I love the Japanese garden and the idea of a driver.


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shalini sharan 4 years ago from Delhi

the way you have portrayed it in your writing was beautiful

voted up


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

HI, bridalletter, thanks for reading and taking the time to comment on my scenic drive in Puerto Rico. Yes, it a very nice day with a driver to explain things to us.

Bye for now, Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi shalini sharan, thanks for the nice compliment on my scenic drive in Puerto Rico.

I am looking forward to returning this next winter. I really like it there.

Have a great day, Mary


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Hi Mary! I love your photos.. very beautiful place! Wish I could visit these wonderful places someday.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

What else can I add Mary,

Been there with Josh, and your family. I wonder how Columbus felt arriving there in 1493. Your pictures are priceless and well taken. I got entertained along the road. Aguadilla and Ponce, seem to be excellent places to visit. I f you ever retire there, don't baby would have to learn spanish? Thanks for your effort Mary. Sad this is over... for noe though. Take care and thanks for all!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Mary, great photos again and some lovely descriptions of your final day on Puerto Rico. I just think it looks wonderful and I would love to visit it someday.


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morningglory24 4 years ago

I absolutely love Puerto Rico and will be returning in January! Nice hub


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

What a lovely Puetro Rican vacation you had, mary. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us as well as the beautiful photos you took. You and your beautiful daughters covered a lot of territory in a very short time. PR is one of my favorite places to visit, too.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi unknown spy, thanks for taking this scenic drive with us in Puerto Rico. This was our last day, and I hated to see our vacation come to an end.

Maybe someday you will go to Puerto Rico!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Lord, well from what I read, Columbus first discovered Puerto Rico, but he was not impressed. Left and I don't think he ever came back! Thanks for going along with me and my daughters to Puerto Rico. You have been a loyal traveling companion!

Bye for now, Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Jools99. Thanks for going along with us on our scenic drive in Puerto Rico. It truly is a beautiful island, many natural wonders to see. Thanks for the compliment on my pictures.

I hope you will go to PR one of these day, you would love it!~ Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi morningglory24, I'm glad you will be returning to Puerto Rico in Januar. That's about the same time I'll be going back. I want to escape the cold weather here. I really think I'd like to live there year round.

Sounds like you have been there before, and must have liked it.

Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi drbj. Thanks so much for going along with us on our Puerto Rican vacation. Yes, we did cover a lot of territory in the six days we were there. One week just doesn't do justice to Puerto Rico, as you know, there is just so much to see and do.

Hey, when you go back for another great vacation, may we could go together!!! I'm going back in Jan. I hope.... Mary


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

This is a beautiful end to a beautiful vacation! You were so right to hire the driver and see these incredible places. Like your other hubs on this vacation the photos are beautiful!

I think I'm going to miss Puerto Rico ;)

Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Mary, I'm so happy you "went with me" on my Puerto Rican vacation. I appreciate your support by reading and commenting on my Hubs. That means a lot!

Well, I guess I'm through writing about PR, or at least until I return this winter. I'll miss it... I'd like to live there.

Thanks for the votes, Mary


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Mary,

Thank you for taking us on your wonderful adventure of Puerto Rico. I joined in at the end so I will be back to read Days 1 -5.

Love your pictures.

Voted up and away

Have a great weekend. :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Suewan. You are so nice to have gone on this six day vacation with us. Puerto Rico is truly a beautiful place; you would love it there.

Thanks for the compliment on my pictures, and for the votes.

Hope you have a nice weekend, too! Mary


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Mary, you have really inspired me to visit this place some day. Thank you for allowing us to see it through your eyes. Wonderful series!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi teaches12345. I do hope you will go to Puerto Rico someday. I know you would love it. Thanks for going along with us on our 6 day vacation to Puerto Rico, and thanks for the nice compliment.

Goodnight, Mary


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lindacee 4 years ago from Southern Arizona

I've never been to PR, but you Hub has certainly inspired me to do so! Your beautiful photos, map capsule, links and informative text make your Hub really come to life. I'll have to check out the other installments! Thanks for sharing your memories with us!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, lindacee. Thanks for taking the time t read and comment on our scenic drive in Puerto Rico. Oh, I do hope I have inspired you to go to this beautiful place. I'm looking forward to returning in the winter.

Thanks for the nice compliment on my Hub, and I look forward to you going along with us on our other days on the Enchanted Island.

Goodnight, Mary


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Mary, it sounds as though Jose was the perfect guide and made your day really special!

Your photos and descriptions are wonderful, I felt as though I was there with you, what a beautiful place!

Thank you and voted up.

Best wishes Lesley


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Lesley. So nice to see you! Yes, Jose was worth every dime. Thanks for the compliment on my photos of this scenic drive in Puerto Rico. No matter where you go on that island, it's scenic.

Thanks for reading, commenting and the vote! Mary


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

Puerto Rico is the jewel of the Caribbean and the people are the greatest. They can be sweat or tough, depending on your attitude. Obviously, yours is great. As an old washed up Florida surfer, I can tell you the waves are some of the best on the planet.

Don't let anyone know I told you that.

Your photographer, Mary Hyatt sure has an artists eye.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, WDCurry111, Yes, Puerto Rico is indeed the Enchanted Island. We saw lots of surfers in Rincon.

ole Mary Hyatt is an artist, but certainly not in your league!!

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, Mary


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

Another fabulous Puerto Rico hub, Mary. I love the pictures. We never got to the western side of the island, but we did a similar drive along the east coast and then up the middle back to San Juan. One of the highlights was stopping at a charming fishing village for lunch at a little fish shack. It was such simple food but one of the best meals we had while we were there. We also found some great beaches along the way. Thanks again for sharing your trip with us all.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, DeborahNeyens, thanks for reading about our trip to the Western part of Puerto Rico. Our time ran out and I've never done the drive you did on the East Coast. There is just so much to see in Puerto Rico, I just love that place!~

Mary


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

I am glad you enjoyed such a lovely vacation. I have been to the places you describe. Puerto Rico is indeed quite beautiful. Great Hub! Thanks.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, James, I'm glad you have visited Puerto Rico, too and enjoyed it as much as I did. Yes, it is a beautiful place full of beautiful people. I'm looking forward to returning this coming winter (I hope).

Thanks for the nice compliment on my Hub, Mary


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

We have mountains, Himalayas, jungles, rivers,lakes but not seas. As a citizen of landlocked country I so much miss sea. Thanks for taking me to the beach.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Vinaya. I'm glad you came along with us today to the Marchiquita Beach in Puerto Rico. I live on the ocean, and I would miss the sea, but from what I have seen of your beautiful Nepal from your Hubs, that would make up for not seeing the ocean. Mary


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Sherry Hewins 4 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

I once spent a few hours in Ponce. It was a shore excursion from a cruise ship. They have a fabulous art museum there. Great hub Mary, I will check some of your suggestions if I have more time there.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Sherry, I'd like to take the cruise out of Miami sometimes. Ponce was a lovely town, I thought.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

See you again soon, Mary


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

Just stopping back for another visit to Puerto Rico and to let you know how much I enjoyed this series.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi DeborahNeyens. I have so loved having you come along with us on our trip to Puerto Rico! I'm happy you enjoyed this series on the Enchanted Island.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

What a lovely trip, and the photos were amazing! I am so jealous! lol! wonderful hub mary, nell


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Nell Rose. Thank you for the nice compliment on my Hub and my photos. I hope you can visit Puerto Rico one day. You would love it there, I'm sure.

Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment, Mary


AudraLeigh 4 years ago

I remember talking to you a while back in my first stint on HP about PR! I love what you are talking about here! I went to a few of these places, but not to Aguadilla. They have ice skating there!?

I really, really love your pic entitled "Beautiful Countryside"!!!! Gorgeous capture!!! Can you write a peace on that picture alone?! Would love to know more!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, AudraLeigh. It's so nice to see you today! We didn't make it to the ice skating rink in Aguadilla. There were a lot of places we didn't get to; not enough time. I did return all by myself for a 3 week visit and still didn't have enough time to do everything I wanted to. There is such so much to see in Puerto Rico. I'm glad you like my photo of the countryside. I have written so many Hubs on Puerto Rico, I guess I could write one more on the beautiful countryside!

Thank you for reading and for the nice compliment, Mary


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mary,

Your article brings back memories of my vacation in Puerto Rico several years ago. Thanks for publishing it.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi,Daisy Mariposa. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on these places in Puerto Rico.

This morning we had temps of lower 50's and that's when I think of PR, and want to return.

Have a great day, Daisy!


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

WOW!! great place for a vacation and to relax. Enjoyed your hub and the photos. Voted up.


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Boulism 3 years ago from Short Beach, CT

PR is on my shortlist, I'm jealous!


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Mmmmmm....i have been to peurto rico twice but both for very short periods..

Your knowledge of the country puts mine to shame - but - because i am shameless - i'm LOVING it anyway - not to mention the incredibly stunning pictures...lol...

Thanks for the memories - it's more beautiful than i remembered..


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Hi Mary, Just let me know when you are ready for our Puerto Rico getaway and I'll have my bags packed. In the meanwhile, thank you for the virtual tour:)


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Vellur. Yes, Puerto Rico is a wonderful place to vacation. It is truly a beautiful place with lots of interesting places to visit.

I'm so glad you enjoyed my Hub. Thanks for reading and commenting. Mary


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Boulism It's so nice to meet you here today! Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting. Do try and go to Puerto Rico someday. You would love it, I'm sure.

Hope to see you again soon, Mary


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi ImKarn23. Too bad you can't go back to Puerto Rico and spend more time there. It takes about two weeks to explore the island and to enjoy all the interesting sites there. I'd love to live there cause it's warm all year long.

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, Mary


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Sunshine625. Knowing how much you enjoy warm weather (as I do), you would just love Puerto Rico. I'll give you a holler when I go back. When I wake up to cool temperatures here in S. Fl. I think of PR and how much I loved that warm weather year round.


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IslandBites 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

Great hub, lovely pictures! Btw, those alcapurrias you tried were strange LOL. Alcapurrias are made with grated root vegetables and green banana and season meat filling. I'll post a recipe soon. Vote up!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi IslandBites. Good to see you again. Thanks for reading my Hub about Puerto Rico, and thanks for the nice compiment on my photos.

I'll look forward to reading your recipe for Alcapurrias. Hope I can make some.

Thanks for the vote, too. Mary


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida

Mary What a wonderful trip this must have been. I have always wanted to visit Puerto Rico...I had a dear friend who lived there and we have lost touch.

Your photos made me feel as if I were right along with you. I hope to get back to read more of your adventures.

Angels are on the way to you once again this afternoon ps


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mary615 22 months ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, pstraubie48 With the past cold weather we've had here, I really wanted to go back to Puerto Rico. I loved that place; everything about it! I do hope you will have a chance to go there. I know you would love it too. My best, Mary


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Jodah 20 months ago from Queensland Australia

Wonderful travel hub Mary, Puerto Rico looks like a beautiful island. I now have to read the first five days of your vacation. Very well written and set out. Voted up.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, Jodah If you ever have the chance to visit Puerto Rico, I hope you will. I long to return, especially our weather gets too cool for me!

Thanks for reading and the vote, Mary

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