So for my best friend's birthday, a group of friends and I decided to travel to PR. Just a few hours before I boarded my flight, my friends went crazy in group chat because they've learned that Puerto Rico's power is out. And we're talking island-wide outage. I thought it was a joke, but it turned out to be true. Regardless of the terrible news, it didn't stop us from having a good time. I mean there were plenty of beaches, the El Yunque Rainforest and so much more. Not to mention, the Zika virus was at an all-time high. I guess we were just ready to start our vacay and live in the moment. Haha.
When we arrived, it wasn't THAT bad. I mean the power was out, but several locations had electricity through backup generators. By Friday evening, most of the power in Condado, the neighborhood in which we stayed, had restored power.
One of the greatest things I thought happened was just being able to interact and engage with the natives. We honestly thought that due to the outage, more people came out of their houses and into town to find things to do or festivities to attend. And because of that, we were so thankful to meet some locals who not only knew fluent English, but gave us the 411 on things to do and visit. As far as the rundown, we did so much and had fun. Here are some highlights of our trip!
If you ever do plan a trip to PR, please do some research in advance especially if you are going as a group that way you can split costs. We winged most of our activities because of the power outage, we decided to be on standby mode. But either way, just do your research. I had so much fun and will never ever forget this trip. I am definitely going to come back...one day.