A little exploration

Ah the sights and sounds of living life on an island… I can’t say I’m completely used to everything yet since I was unexpectedly asked to return home (to Little Rock) for 2 weeks for work, but that’s another story in itself and doesn’t end happily… But the first week being here, and then this last weekend after getting back, were full of sunshine & beaches. We spent a weekend on the west coast of the island in Rincon, which is totally different than the southern coast. It felt a bit like Hilo (HI), or even Vieques, in it’s laid back, hippy kind of way. There were a lot more American’s around and the waves were unbelievable. In fact, Rincon is one of the top surfing destinations in the world! We also visited Coamo and its’ famous Baños de Coamo (of Coamo Thermal Baths), Puerto Rico’s only thermal springs. We had great food in both towns- in Rincon I highly recommend La Copa Llena (The Rincon Puerto Rican Film Festival was going on while we were there and it was an amazing experience!) and in Coamo, Le Ceiba Bar & Restaurant. We stopped at lots of little beaches along both routes and luckily found one of our favorites just 9 miles from home, Playa Lucia in Yabucoa, which I was quite pleased to be the first one to recommend it to Yelp!

Instead of loading this post up with pictures, I made another video to highlight some of the best parts of our trip. Enjoy!


Punta Tuna & Playa Lucia

In the southeast corner of the Island in a tiny town called Maunabo there is one of the most beautiful and important Lighthouses of the Caribbean, the Point Tuna Lighthouse, or the Punta Tuna. It was built in the year 1890 and was in use until around 1970. The lens of the lighthouse is one of the only original lenses that remain on the island.
The drive to the attraction is winding and narrow, but the view is amazing! I drove through miles of fields & mountains, streeted-lined food & merchant vendors and beautiful ocean views. Then walked through a maze of palm trees to photograph the oxidized remains of this important piece of Puerto Rican history.

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We got a Jeep!

I’m not exactly your rugged outdoors kinda girl, but now that we live on an island, I may just start to become one. Especially now that I’m driving this thing around all the time!


Our New Home

We finally found a place to live- after viewing thousands online in Arkansas- and couldn’t be happier with the choice. Aquabella is one of the larger gated communities within Palmas and every home has the same Mediterranean feel, open floor plan, and lush backyard spaces. It’s 2,800 sq ft, fully furnished, and has SIX infinity pools to lounge beside. Even the dogs can’t decide on their favorite room yet (although Sunny has some strange affection for the walk-in closet). We wanted enough space for people to come visit and I’d say we got it!

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Where it all began…

Broc and I took our first trip (as a couple- I’ve been before) to Puerto Rico in January 2015 and fell completely in love with the place. We also got engaged, celebrated my 34th birthday, and had the most wonderful time visiting with Broc’s former coworker who is now his boss. I didn’t have a good camera with me but was thankfully able to capture some of our trip via video and put together this little clip to remember it by.

Puerto Rico Vacation from megan knight on Vimeo.