Thanksgiving in Puerto Rico

Winter getaways are always welcome for us. We have made it a tradition to get out of the cold every year and go someplace warm. This last cold season, we actually made 3 trips, but one of our most memorable was Puerto Rico over Thanksgiving. It was perfectly green and lush, and because we opted on going the local route, we felt that our trip was also educational. Thought I would share some of the highlights on the blog. 

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Thanksgiving in Puerto Rico | www.maplealps.com

It was fun riding in a plane together. In our 5 year relationship, this was only the third time traveling by plane together - which is really ironic since we were long distance. I guess we only traveled to see the other person in a plane, never with. Huh.

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The views were breathtaking! 

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Aibonito was fun to see - a really cool place to visit.

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Not going to lie, I do not remember which beach this was since we saw so many!

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Rincón is a hot spot for surfers and the waves didn't seem too disappointing. Some highlights we saw were Antigua Planta Nuclear, Maria's Beach (not pictured), Punta Higuero Light and Balneario de Rincón.

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Finding this spot was definitely the highlight of our trip. There was a rope to swing into the pool, and it was a lot warmer than I had anticipated. We didn't take too many pictures because we were having way too much fun swimming around to take more pictures, but that doesn't bother us at all. 

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Old San Juan and the fort El Morro (a 17th-century Spanish fort) were pretty cool to see too. The views were spectacular and totally worth the climb in the hot sun. This iguana seemed to be enjoying his little perch too. Do you see him up there?

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Have you ever been to Puerto Rico?