While visiting the South East part of the island we decided to stay at Parador Guánica 1929 which is situated on Ensenada Bay. The exterior is beautifully restored and seems to melt into the sunset during golden hour. We loved everything about the exterior and the staff were so welcoming. There could be some modern upgrades (wifi that works for discombobulated travelers :) ) to the actual rooms but the views alone are worth every penny and we came away with a very memorable time.
This is a stupidly gorgeous area. On the drive in we saw a lot of signs that Para La Naturaleza had been there cleaning the area and leaving new garbage receptacles. They are an amazing organization I think every local should participate with at one point or another. Check them out.
On our last night in San Juan we decided to take a walk from the Paseo de la Princesa, along the Paseo del Morro and ending up at Castillo San Felipe del Morro. The night was full of your typical Viejo San Juan post-card views and people sailing by in their little boats. We even witnessed a couple getting married near the Paseo de la Princesa but I suspect it happens quite frequently.
As you can see from a couple of photos above, there are a few cats here – a little “cat sanctuary” along the pathway. Save a Gato provides them with food, water and of course spaying and neutering. They are incredibly calm, relaxed and amiable to photo taking.
We were a little rushed trying to beat the sunset but no doubt we’ll have a second chance to soak it all in again soon.