Lounging in Puerto Rico

A buddy needed a vacation between jobs and it was relatively short notice. We headed to Puerto Rico for some sun, surf and siesta.

  • Underwater off Fajardo, Puerto Rico

    Underwater off Fajardo, Puerto Rico

    Given the opportunity to spend time underwater, I find it hard to resist. Facing five days on the beach in Puerto Rico – hardly a burden to begin with – I was quick to schedule about as much time as I could diving with the operator at the hotel. That meant three days of spending […]

  • Checking in: Exploring the El Conquistador Resort

    Checking in: Exploring the El Conquistador Resort

    There are many, many reasons the El Conquistador Resort, located on the north-eastern side of Puerto Rico near Fajardo, is a great place to spend a few days. The hotel has been around a long time, moving between brands over the years. It is currently operating as part of the Waldorf=Astoria Collection under the Hilton […]

  • Checking in: A room with a view at the El Conquistador Resort

    Checking in: A room with a view at the El Conquistador Resort

    It is hard to know for certain that the room we had at the El Conquistador Resort near Fajardo, Puerto Rico is typical. I say that because the property is huge. It has nearly 1000 rooms scattered across several buildings and a number of different configurations to choose from on the website. We booked a […]

  • In flight: Another Puerto Rico trip with JetBlue

    In flight: Another Puerto Rico trip with JetBlue

    I found it somewhat strange as I met folks in Puerto Rico last week; many of them wanted to know if it was my first trip to the island and I wasn’t really sure how to answer. Technically it was my third and it was the second time I actually managed to leave the airport, […]

  • Dining out in Fajardo, Puerto Rico (a/k/a How to escape the El Conquistador)

    Dining out in Fajardo, Puerto Rico (a/k/a How to escape the El Conquistador)

    Odds are that if you’ve made it to Fajardo, Puerto Rico you’re there for one of the mega-resorts in the area. The El Conquistador (where I was staying) is the most popular but there are a few others in the area. There are also a few smaller hotels and B&Bs around. Either way, getting away […]