San Juan is beautiful! The people are so friendly. The beaches are gorgeous and the food is delicious.
We had an amazing day today. We really wanted to get out of San Juan for just one day on our short trip here, so we decided that El Yunque National Forest would be our destination.
We didn’t want to deal with the hassle of renting a car in a place known for not following road rules (we had our fill of that in Costa Rica)! So we hired a guide who took us to a market and then into the forests.
It was an adventure! We waded though streams and crossed slippery rocks and climbed up muddy trails before jumping into a pool at the foot of a waterfall.
If we had been more adventurous, we could have tried the rope swings or natural water slides. But swimming in the cool, refreshing water below the fall was enough for us!
We stopped at a few beaches and had some empanadas and fresh juice on the way back.
It was a wonderful day. Our guide, Manuel, was super cool and knowledgeable and very helpful to me in getting through the tricky parts of the hike.
We went through Across Caribe and highly recommend it! http://www.acrosscaribe.com/#!el-yunque-rainforest-tours/cppa