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