Rounding out our week in Puerto Rico, we take a drive along the backroads of Northwest Puerto Rico, stopping off to take in famous surf beaches and the coastal cuisine.
Day #5 started on the island of Vieques and ended in a friend’s townhouse in Vega Baja. On our way back west on Highway 3 from Fajardo, we stopped to take in the North Slope of El Yunque National Forest.
We take to the road, driving first to Luquillo Beach for lunch at the famed food kiosks before heading down the eastern coast and to the south side of the tropical rain forest of El Yunque.
Brilliant sunshine awoke us around 7:30am on a Sunday morning, beginning our first full day in Puerto Rico. We packed up our things, checked out of Coqui, and took a nice leisurely drive deeper into the heart of the Puerto Rican capital.