To top
20 Sep

A Few Hours in Old San Juan Puerto Rico

While cleaning out some old files on my laptop, I found some pictures I never shared here on Luxxe and Co from a cruise I went on last summer. We can call this a bit of a throwback Thursday situation, but I really want to share these pictures. Last summer, I visited Puerto Rico for the day even though technically it was more like a few hours.Puerto Rico was on my bucket list of places I needed to travel, and so when the cruise I was on stopped there for the day I was excited. Puerto Rico is so gorgeous, but instead of ranting and raving over and over, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Here’s what I did in my short but amazing trip to Puerto Rico.

When arrived and docked in Puerto Rico pretty early, like 7am early. The island was pretty quiet with not many people around, which was expected for 7am on a weekday, so we walked the streets of Old San Juan. I going to be honest, I desperately wanted to visit the beach, but it was a ways away and there wouldn’t have been enough time and I’m glad we didn’t. When traveling to an island all I want is the beach, nothing more, nothing less. To say I’m predictable is an understatement! Making the decision to walk around and soak up Old San Juan was not something I would’ve usually done, but I’m grateful I was out of my comfort zone.

The narrow streets of Old San Juan are filled with pastel colored buildings that are like I’ve personally never seen before (a blogger’s dream) , and tons of CATS. I’m not a cat lover to be honest, never have been, however they mind their business so I minded mine lol.

It was nice to just walk with no plan until you come across something that catches your eye, going with the flow of things. First stop was tinside a beautiful church, Catedral de San Juan Bautista which I’m so disappointed none of my pictures came out (UGH). As we kept walking, we eventually we came across Castillo San Cristobal and, it was hot, not gonna lie, but once you make it to the top level, the view was well worth it! While catching my breath, I was very appreciative of the breeze coming from the water, but the view was AMAZING! I’m a beach girl, I love the ocean I could sit and look at it for hours if I could; so this was no different. I have close to 50 photos of this view because I loved it so much.

Puerto Rico is gorgeous and I can not wait to go back in a few months, as one day was simply not enough.


For more travel photos and ideas, subscribe to the Luxxe and Co. weekly newsletter


Ariana is a makeup enthusiast with a passion for creating smokey eyes and bold lips and exploring life through her camera lens.

No Comments

Leave a reply