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.
Church in Ponce
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.
Capitol Building in San Juan
Lighthouse at Higüeras Point
“I will pay you if you keep her”
The tranquil waters of the Caribbean
Beach at San Juan
A female paddleboarder
Yoga meditation at Chiquita Sea Beach
Swimming with the turtles
Snail on the rocks
Christmas music at the Christmas party
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.
Indio Cave. This is a cave system where you can see some pre-Columbian cave paintings.
Eating pizza at Chiquita Sea Beach
View of San Juan at night.