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.
Snail on the rocks
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.
Lighthouse at Higüeras Point
Church in Ponce
Yoga meditation at Chiquita Sea Beach
Eating pizza at Chiquita Sea Beach
Indio Cave. This is a cave system where you can see some pre-Columbian cave paintings.
Window Cave. This is a cave whose end opens into the side of a mountain, where you can see the valley below.
Capitol Building in San Juan
Mailbox decorated with street art
The tranquil waters of the Caribbean
Beach at San Juan
A female paddleboarder
View of San Juan at night.
Mosquito breeding site?
“I will pay you if you keep her”
Christmas music at the Christmas party
Swimming with the turtles