Back to reality... boo! I had a blast in Puerto Rico - amazing weather... crystal blue water... all the rum a girl could ever dream of! The boyfriend was mostly busy during the days - his company brought the first major surf competition to Puerto Rican waters - so needless to say he was extremely busy, which was fine by me - I spent my days bronzing in the sun... frolicking in the 85 degree water (seriously heaven!) and catching up on all of my magazines and read a book (The Recessionistas - highly recommend).
We landed in San Juan and spent the first half of my trip there. I seriously fell in love with this city! The downtown area, Old San Juan, is amazing. From it's cobblestone streets to the multiple fortresses that still stand dating back many centuries to the impressive governor's mansion - there is so much rich history in such a small radius. The beaches are picturesque... they seriously look like they are straight off a post card!
The second half of my trip we traveled to Aguadilla. This is where the contest is being held. This area is literally a 180 from San Juan. It is located in the north west of the island. In San Juan you could feel the hustle and bustle of the city... Aguadilla was much quieter... actually an understatement - it was sleepy! The water was also polar opposite from the crystal blue, serene waters of San Juan. Aguadilla's coastlines were much more rough.
I enjoyed numerous yummy meals filled with Puerto Rican eats... like plantain chips, mofongo and churrasco!
Overall, it was a fabulous trip and am already looking forward to my next visit!