Puerto Rico - Lucia Patisserie

Lucia Patisserie is an amazing bakery located in Miramar, Puerto Rico - see location on map here. It was a short walk from where we were staying, so we walked their to pick up breakfast. They are only open on Saturdays from 8:30 am - 1 pm or until they sell out. We got there at 8:35 and there was already a line out the door, this place has a following and for good reason - everything was delicious! Check out their Instagram account here for more mouthwatering pictures.


Puerto Rico - Arecibo Observatory

We woke up this morning and the weather was overcast and calling for rain, so we decided to travel an hour and twenty minutes west to visit the Arecibo Observatory.

Visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour through 3,500 square feet of exhibits, You can also watch a 20 minute film in the auditorium about the history and work being done called "The Arecibo Observatory: Beyond the Big Dreams".  Afterwards, visitors receive a short talk from one of the tour guides and and a chance to visit to the observation deck to view the telescope surrounded by the jungle. 

Open - Wednesdays to Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Admission - Adults $12.00, Children (5-12 years) and Seniors $8.00

On the way back to San Juan we stopped at Cueva del Indio along the coast. It was too windy and raining on and off to walk down to the water, but there was a pretty view.


Puerto Rico - Parque Luis Munoz Marin

The Luis Muñoz Marín park, a quick 10 minute drive from San Juan, is a wonderful family park. We could not say enough good things and we both agreed it was one of the nicest and cleanest parks we had ever been to. There are two water features - the main area has tall towers decorated with mosaics that spray water to a splash area below and the other water feature is a long, shallow, flat pool/fountain also decorated with mosaics. Among the other attractions there is an elevated walk, some 30 feet high, where you can walk among the trees and enjoy views of the park. The park is surrounded by modern sidewalks and colorful seats and as you walk around there are different play areas to visit including a large spider web climbing feature that towers high into the air and different playgrounds that range in design to accommodate children of all ages. 
The park opens from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm. There is an entrance fees are as follows $2 adult, $1 children and $3 parking. There are clean bathrooms and seasonal fast food kiosk as well.