I was humbled by the request from one of the top public health agencies in the world to go to Puerto Rico in November and December of 2016 to work on the Zika virus outbreak. While there, those of us working made sure to take time off and practice self-care. We visited the island’s many beautiful places, like its beaches and tranquil water. The people there are so welcoming. If you ever have a chance to visit, grab your mosquito repellent and go. You won’t be disappointed.
Lighthouse at Higüeras Point
Church in Ponce
Swimming with the turtles
“I will pay you if you keep her”
Snail on the rocks
Eating pizza at Chiquita Sea Beach
A female paddleboarder
Mailbox decorated with street art
Mosquito breeding site?
Window Cave. This is a cave whose end opens into the side of a mountain, where you can see the valley below.
Yoga meditation at Chiquita Sea Beach
The tranquil waters of the Caribbean
Indio Cave. This is a cave system where you can see some pre-Columbian cave paintings.
Beach at San Juan
Capitol Building in San Juan
Christmas music at the Christmas party
This couple was celebrating their recent marriage. They were highschool sweethearts and had not seen each other until recently. So they decided to get married and were celebrating next to this lighthouse.
View of San Juan at night.