Our last full day we spent most of the time lounging by the beach. We went to the Balneario Monserrate (a really nice public beach that you pay to get into) for the morning and then to the kiosks for some lunch.
Ike trying out the boogie board.
Riding in a wave. This beach was super calm and had a swimming area.
Dave practicing his surfing.
This beach was so nice!
After lunch, we headed back to our condo to check in for our flight and then we were back out to enjoy the beach (La Pared) for the rest of the afternoon. The kids really liked playing in the waves, but they were usually a little too strong for them to be out in for very long.
The kids repeatedly did this to watch their hands disappear in the surf. Here's a video of Ike at the beach.
Lots of laying in the waves as well.
The kids are still doing the "water bucket challenge".
The next day we flew out at 4, so we went to the beach in the morning to soak up some last minute sunshine.
We caught a crab!
Last picture in Puerto Rico...wishing we were back on the beach now!
One last video...Ike playing with a coconut and a view of our beach. So that's it! Our trip really felt like an adventure and I think the kids enjoyed it. It was really cool to hear them trying to speak to people using Spanish (they were good with saying please, thank you, yes, etc.). I heard Dave tell one of his teachers this morning that vacation was "great! and we played at the beach!!". I told Josh that I would love to go back when the kids are older so they could take surf lessons and we could visit the western side of the island (we missed that whole side and most of the south). I highly recommend this as a great way to experience the Caribbean without needing a passport-and it's a pretty reasonably priced beach vacation.