We awoke to the sun peeking through the fog and I declared it to be my “beach” day.
But first, food! Just up the road is the La Familia Bakery, and they are well known for their sweet treats, breakfast, deli sandwiches and local food. I resisted the sweets and breakfast items, and ordered us a Cuban sandwich to go. The prices are GREAT here. They have a variety of breakfast plates of two eggs, a meat and toast for $3.50 and under. The sandwiches are large enough for two people, and run $4.50 to $6.50.
This is the perfect place to pick up breakfast or a picnic lunch to take with you to El Yunque National Rainforest for hikes. For those with a sweet tooth… heaven! They also offer a type of food buffet of local favorites for a plate lunch option. They are open daily 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. so you can try them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. http://lafamiliabakery.com/
With food in my belly, its beach time!
I had brought along the small hammock I had gotten on a previous trip to Puerto Rico at Walgreens for $10, as there are endless trees to tie up under around the island. With a good book, some water and blue skies, I was ready to swing in the ocean breezes. Wally helped me get tied up, and he headed out to check out the golf course facilities. Ahhhh…
After several hours and walks along the beach, Wally returned to pick me up to head back to our apartment. We cleaned up, consulted online reviews for lunch choices and decided to give Boardriders Surf Bar in Luquillo a try. It’s located right across from the beach and a surfing area and is a popular hangout for the surfers. They have a nice little outdoor patio where you can watch the water. Inside, they’ve recycled and re-purposed lots of items for a cool and casual atmosphere. Their menu has some really different and yummy sounding choices. We went for a salad and burger and they were tasty. Their brunch menu sounds reallllly good! Here’s a link to their Facebook page where they post live music, specials, etc. https://www.facebook.com/boardridersinc/
That’s all for now… Next, we’ll drive south to explore the Punta Tuna Lighthouse and places in between.