Feb. 9 – Cabo Rojo, PR

“Dare to live the life you’ve always wanted.” –Unknown

Our adventure in the Rincón area has come to an end and today we headed east along the southern shore. But before we left town we stopped by the farmers market in the plaza. We did more looking than buying and enjoyed checking out what each vendor offered. 

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Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz was once one of the busiest intersections in Europe and the geographical center of Berlin, but was completely destroyed during World War II. The area remained largely abandoned during the Cold War, as the Berlin Wall bisected it and sections formed the “death strip” of the Berlin Wall. After the wall fell, Potsdamer…

Feb. 8 – Villa Cofresi Hotel

“May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes.” –Unknown

We were in Rincon for four nights. Our home for those nights was the Villa Cofresí Hotel. This was our resort stay of the trip and it was enjoyable. In 1965, Villa Cofresí became the first hotel in the area built right on the beach. It’s been a favorite for tourist and locals since they opened. The spacious open-air lobby overlooking the ocean welcomes guests into the hotel.
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The Berlin Wall

Little remains of the infamous Berlin Wall that once divided the city, separating East and West, but it will long be a part of Berlin. After World War II, Germany was divided into four sectors controlled by France, Britain, America and the Soviet Union. The capital city of Berlin, entirely within the Soviet sector, was…

Feb. 7 – Gozalandia Falls

“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” –Unknown

Today we ventured over to San Sebastián to hike to the Gozalandia Waterfalls. With the help of our trusty Waze app we had no problem finding it. Parking cost $5 dollars, which seemed very reasonable since the area has nice concrete trails, stairs, restrooms and a cute little cantina to enjoy something to drink and eat once you’ve worked up a thirst hiking to the two waterfalls. 
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Feb. 6 – Rincón, PR

“Nothing soothes the soul like a walk on the beach.” –Unknown

We spent today exploring around Rincón. We walked to town this morning to check out the little shops, fruit stands and restaurants. We walked along the street going to town and then along the beach on the way home. 

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Going to the Movies

Who needs to see an Oscar winning movie. We have the best entertainment right here. Dylan, Dora, Izzy, and Django tearing up the dog park!

Amsterdam Light Festival

We really enjoyed the Amsterdam Light Festival last year, and were looking forward to viewing it again. The theme for this year was disruption, where the artists “use light in a unique way to be disruptive and give us new impulses”. The route of the festival was quite different from last year, and only two…

Feb. 5 – Rincon, PR

“Oh the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind.” –Dr. Seuss

Today we left our little piece of paradise and headed further west. We took the back roads and drove through several small towns and close to A LOT of beautiful beaches. Unfortunately there just wasn’t enough time to check them all out today. 

Our destination today was Rincon, but we stopped at several beaches in the Auadilla area on our way. We checked out Surfer Beach, Cueva Survival Beach and Borinquen Beach. They were all stunning and mostly empty…just the way we like it. We did a little beach combing and a little whale watching. We’ve been lucky enough the last few days to watch humpback whales breaching off shore. Puerto Rico falls within their migratory route to the North Atlantic, where they spend the summer. 
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Feb. 4 – Cueva Ventana

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” –John Muir

This morning we left the beach to hike and explore Cueva Ventana (Window Cave). It’s a cave situated atop a limestone cliff about 10 miles from our hotel. It overlooks the Rio Grande de Arecibo Valley. The guided tour enhanced the experience helping us to understand the ecosystem, sharing history of the caves, illustrating the diverse beauty of the plants and pointing out animals, birds and insects. This cave is fairly small, only 300 meters long, at the end is a window that opens up to an impressive view of the green mountains and the Rio Grande de Arecibo…it makes you feel like you’re on top of the world as you overlook the valley.
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