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Join me on an adventure to the enchanting west side of Puerto Rico!


Puerto Rico’s west side truly lives up to its reputation as the BEST side! With its mesmerizing sunsets, pristine beaches, and unique vibe, it’s a destination like no other.

Our journey began with a scenic road trip from San Juan to Aguadilla, a drive of approximately 2 ½ hours (accounting for traffic).

Choosing the Perfect Stay:

Our quest for the perfect accommodation led us to Casa Azul, a charming Airbnb nestled in the heart of Aguadilla. We stayed in the first floor which is pet friendly and as you can see in the picture parking is available. 

Here’s what I thought:

“We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Casa Azul! The location is simply perfect, with easy driving access to some of the most magical beaches in Aguadilla and fantastic restaurants nearby.

Communication with the hosts was superb from start to finish, making the entire experience seamless and enjoyable. The property itself is stunning, with thoughtful touches and spacious ambiance that made us feel right at home.

Overall, we couldn’t have asked for a better Airbnb experience. With top-notch communication and such a beautiful property in an unbeatable location, we wholeheartedly give it a 5 out of 5 rating. Highly recommended!”

You can find the direct link to the Airbnb HERE

Maximizing Your Stay:

With only two days to explore, we were determined to make the most of our time! Our itinerary included a visit to two stunning beaches recommended by locals and travelers alike.

  • Peña Blanca Beach – google maps coordinates HERE 
  • Punta Borinquen Beach  – google maps coordinates HERE 

Since we had a jeep, we opted for the “off-roading” trail, but be sure to do your research beforehand as it’s not suitable for small cars. Both beaches offer parking and accessible entrances even if you don’t have a 4×4 vehicle.

These beaches aren’t ideal for swimming due to strong currents, but they’re a haven for surfers! Set up your beach chairs, grab a cooler, and soak in the mesmerizing waves—it’s truly magical.

PS. Borinquen Beach has an AMAZING food truck, the best ensalada de pulpo that I have ever had!!! Bring Cash!!! 

En route to the beaches, we made a pit stop at Las Ruinas del Faro (google coordinator HERE) — a picturesque spot with remnants of a lighthouse destroyed by an earthquake in 1918. To me these ancient structures resemble something out of Greece, offering breathtaking views and perfect photo opportunities.

Indulging in Local Cuisine:

As a self-proclaimed foodie, sampling Aguadilla’s culinary delights was a must! Here are a couple of our recommendations: 

  • Boxlab Brewing: Don’t miss their signature pretzel paired with exquisite craft beer, though it’s on the pricier side.
  • The Coffee Spot: Despite the bustling atmosphere, the service was quick, and the food was delicious—a perfect spot for a morning pick-me-up.
  • The Eclipse Restaurant: Indulge in beachside dining at Villa Montana Beach Resort. While the food was decent, it’s the ambiance that steals the show. Dress to impress and visit during daylight hours for the best views. Reservations are highly recommended via open table, you can find that link HERE

If you end up going to any of these locations let me know! Don’t forget to TAG me @ThisLatinaTravels 

Contact Information:

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I hope YOU are ready for this journey because I sure can’t wait to tell you MORE about why This Latina Travels!