The morning dawned bright and blue and we were ready for a day trip food adventure to the Luquillo food kiosks. I enjoyed a morning walk on the beach just steps from our comfortable digs at Club Villa in Palmas del Mar…
And we headed north up 53 North in search of this famed food smorgasboard. It’s a beautiful island with mountains and valleys running down to an aqua-hued Caribbean Sea on the south side of the island.
Watch out for the local lizards that like to hang out and sun themselves on the roads. (Iguanas)
We took a brief detour in Fajardo to locate the ferry that goes to Vieques and Culebra. On our way back out to the main highway, we discovered this beautiful central plaza with church and colorful buildings. Men were playing what sounded like dominoes in the shade in front of the church.
We found the town of Luquillo to be a small, laid back kind of community and I loved the bright happy murals on the walls.
The Sunrise Beach Inn is popular on Trip Advisor and I can see why with these views!
And just up the road was our destination… the Luquillo Food Kiosks! Not only can you spend the day grazing along all the food offerings, you can hang out on the beautiful Luquillo Beach, snorkel, go water biking, play pool or penny slots or even go for a horse back ride on the beach! We decided on a “progressive” lunch, sampling a bit here and there and then taking even more to go from “here and there” for future meals.
You can even pick up a new tattoo, if you are so inclined!
There was also this nicely displayed handmade jewelry kiosk, Studio Coco, where I found several lovely handmade earrings. Here’s a link to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Studio-Coco-Art-Jewelry/440359312659547
Around the kiosks…
We took the Highway 3 on our way home to see more scenery. Their cattle are Brahma which can survive on more sparse conditions. The vegetation looks lush enough but maybe isn’t. The cattle egrets seem to have a relationship with the cows. Will have to look into this!
Banana farms along the way.
We enjoyed the little town of Naguabo – very scenic and the water was beautiful!
So pretty we decided to have cocktails at the El Makito that overlooked the bay. We had already eaten but some of the plates of food people were eating looked amazing! And you could choose your own lobster from the live ones in the tanks.
The speakers on that truck were amazingly LOUD!
A fixer upper!
And back to Palmas del Mar…