Wednesday, February 4, 2009

4 Days in Puerto Rico

This was the view from our hotel room in Puerto Rico. On this visit we decided to stay at La Concha Resort (a Renaissance property that opened in 2008). I would highly recommend this location for anyone who enjoys nightlife since the hotel lobby bar proved to be one of the most fun and popular bars in San Juan. The DJ plays late into the night great music I would love to hear Boston clubs playing. I've included a few photos of the resort and hotel.

Aside from keeping busy doing nothing we also ate very well. Many of our friends on previous visits had stayed in the Isla Verde section of San Juan which has a large beach and is a bit closer to the airport, but La Concha is located in Condado - a 15 minute drive from the airport and a bit closer to Old San Juan. This appears to be an affluent neighborhood with many great restaurants. I won't go into too much detail with each but if one enjoys Asian cuisine then Budatai which is located across the street is a must. Additionally, we ate at Ummo (an Argentinian steak house), Jam (a funky Caribbean inspired menu) and Koco in the beautiful El San Juan Hotel and Casino. All of these places were worth the visit.

The hotel also had a sandwich shop called Sidewalk and there is a great Puerto Rican restaurant for cheap eats and hearty breakfasts near by called Pelayo which we visited each morning. All of these suggestions were provided by the hotel's concierge who did a wonderful job of listening to what we wanted and making excellent suggestions.

I've returned from our 4-night minivaction feeling refreshed and alive. Now I hope the feeling can last so I can avoid contracting another bout of GetMeTheHellOutOfHere Syndrome.


CJ said...

I love San Juan! Here's an interesting piece of porn trivia related to La Concha, which was an old hotel that was being rehabbed for YEARS whenever we visited. Turns out, Harry Reems worked there (pre-Deep Throat) as a fitness instructor in the late-'60s, he had followed a tempestous stripper there because he was in LURVE with her.

As a fitness enthusiast, I would have loved to study under Harry Reems.

Chris Wittke

Anonymous said...

Sounds wonderful. I am so tired of the cold weather! Maybe this year will the year to visit PR!