It’s winter in Puerto Rico and it’s getting cold. Seventy something, that is. But rather than just tell you about the comfortable “air-conditioner-like” climate that the Island enjoys during this time of the year, I thought I might show you.
The image that’s on the right is a photo of the old Sunbeam thermometer that I have in my back porch. It’s never been below 65°. Never!
And I don’t show you this image to rub it in, but to invite you over. Winter is the perfect time of year to visit Puerto Rico. There’s an air of Christmas. People are happier, the skies are bluer and the beaches… well, let’s just say that you can lay back and relax on the sand in the middle of January. Isn’t it great?
And if you stay at one of the Island’s many “paradores” (smaller family-run hotels) you might even have the beach all to yourself.
Back in October I published a post titled “Puerto Rico’s Blue Flag Beaches, Part 1” in which I spoke about four of the Island’s seven Blue Flag Beaches. But those were just the beaches that carry the “Blue Flag” designation. Puerto Rico has great beaches everywhere. And best of all, they’re all free.
So I thought I’d show you some pretty pictures just so you’ll see what you’re missing.
And if you prefer to party, party, party… instead of laying all day at the beach, in little under a month we’ll be celebrating the “San Sebastian Street Fiestas” (Las Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián) where close to half a million people gather in a little street in Old San Juan, that’s under a mile long, to dance, eat, drink and enjoy all sorts of popular art until the wee hours. It’s the world’s largest festival taking place in the month of January (more about “la Sanse’” in a future post).
I know that winter started pretty harsh on the mainland. It’s all over the news! And according to most experts it’s going to get even worse. So why not take a couple of weeks off and spend some quality time in sunny Puerto Rico? Just imagine that blue Caribbean water, and the warm white sand, flowing between your toes while you take in one of our stunning Island sunsets and sip on a cool refreshing beverage. Now that’s what I call winter in paradise!
So don’t wait another minute. Make that reservation right now!
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