Finally, we got to get out to the beach. Up until recently, the beaches had been closed from when COVID first hit in… what was that? 2020? Nearly two years ago! Yikesamunga!
It was a lovely visit. I suppose the wait just served to make it that much sweeter. The weather was great with no rain except just a little when driving through the rain forest of the Northern Mountains.
Though Maracas Beach is less than 30 miles away, the drive is a rather harrowing one. One must first navigate the crowded, narrow streets of San Juan, pass through the charming town of Santa Cruz, and then wind along a twisting path through thick trees and foliage.
The drive becomes well worth it though, when the majestic Caribbean Ocean first begins to peek out from the mountains. Soon thereafter, there’s a lookout to stop and take photos and purchase local snacks and wares. These, along with the last photo at the bottom, were taken from this lookout. The scene was really breathtaking.
Snacks we bought: pickled pineapple slices that were crazy heavy on the culantro. Seriously, I like culantro but this was really too much!
Also, a sweetmeat coconut cake that was delicious, but was indeed extremally sweet. I took small bites from it throughout the day and had plenty to take home and nibble at the next few days.
Once getting to the beach everything was just awesome! So relaxing and soul soothing. As it was Friday, the beach was not as busy as it would have been on the weekends. We are not a big fans of crowds. The downside of this is we apparently missed the fire-roasted BBQ chicken that is made especially for the weekends! Drat!
Here I am prior to leaving the house, although I prefer to post photos of stuff other than me.
It was still a great time!
Hope everyone is doing as well as can be!