Rejuvenating Winter Escape …. January 2022.

5 Days / 4 Nights

Rejuvenating Winter Escape

( Airfare not included)

Email xcursionsinmotion@gmail.com for more details and to reserve your spot

$1350. ALL INCLUSIVE X-CURSION 

PUERTO RICO DOES IT BETTER!
NO PASSPORT REQUIRED
ALL INCLUSIVE X-CURSION!
**AUTHENTIC TRADITIONAL LOCAL FOOD & DRINKS
Mandatory Pampering and Relaxation!
AND MORE!!!
$1350 ALL INCLUSIVE X-CURSION INCLUDES:
🌴5 Days & 4 Nights
🌴All Meals
🌴Gourmet meals prepared by X in Motion Private Chef Sam Lopez, of NY’s Ocho Platos
🌴Welcome kit / goodie bag
🌴2 All Day Excursions
( Trip to the Old San Juan, where we’ll explore the Old Fort El Morro and enjoy a 🍹 pina colada at the very place where it was born) & (Out & About Island Crawl – with rum tasting – with the Mochileros of Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 )
🌴Sunday Funday & 50 minute massage
🌴Dance & Fitness Workouts
🌴Bar Crawl
🌴Taxes, tips & fees are all included

And much much more …

Staying at Villa Flamboyan

 is decorated ‘Santorini’ style! With the high ceilings and great ocean breeze this house is the perfect blend of elegance and comfort. Outside the large infinity pool literally melts into the ocean.

Begin your day by taking a dip in the infinity pool. In surfing season, you are only minutes walking distance from some of the best spots in Aguadilla, or take a short drive to Rincon, or Isabela. You can also take a 5 minute drive to CrashBoat, one of the best beaches in the area. In the afternoon, have your favorite drink in the upper or lower deck and enjoy a different sunset every day, watch for the birds of the area, the picturesque fishing boats, depending on the season, watch the whales or a school of dolphins.

Guest access. The entire house is there own private resort

All Inclusive Private Chef Sam Lopez, of NY’s Ocho Platos

Bronx born and native, executive chef Samuel López for the past 5 years. He has managed, where ever he has cooked, to bring elements to his food that make people feel good. Cooking with passion, dedication, and kindness are elements that he always brings to his cooking experience. Hopefully on Saturday, December 11th you’ll get the opportunity to join in on this wonderful experience.

Explore & Discover

El Indio Cave (Cueva del Indio

Cueva del Indio, in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, is a prehistoric rock art site in what is now a public park. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. Artifacts at the site appear to stem from Late Ceramic Period, third phase, i.e. from A.D. 1200 to 1500

Crash Boat beach

Crash Boat beach is one of the most popular beaches in Puerto Rico’s west coast and Aguadilla’s crowning gem. Its turquoise waters make this beginner diving spot ideal for snorkeling, swimming, and even surfing during the summer. Crash Boat’s vibrant scene has dubbed it the island’s party beach, where you can hear music, and hop around the kiosks and food stands that are lined up around the pier.

Parguera’s Bioluminiscent Bay

We offer you a boat trip to Parguera’s Bioluminiscent Bay. You get a little talk about what makes the bay glow. Afterwards you get the chance to jump in the water and experience swimming in the Bio Bay. Your time in the water depends on your preference but our average time is an hour. We depart at sunset.

CASA BACARDÍ

Visit Casa BACARDÍ and enjoy a tropical experience at rum paradise! Sit and relax at the water-front pavilion with a direct view of El Morro, while having a cocktail and empanada & Learn how to taste rum the right way and become a rum maestro!

Old San Juan

This is a 465-year-old neighborhood originally conceived as a military stronghold. Its 7-square-block area has evolved into a charming residential and commercial district. The streets here are paved with cobbles of adoquine, a blue stone cast from furnace slag; they were brought over a ballast on Spanish ships and time and moisture have lent them their characteristic color. The city includes more than 400 carefully restored 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial buildings. The Old San Juan attracts many tourists, who also enjoy the gambling casinos, fine beaches, and tropical climate. More tourists visit San Juan each year than any other spot in the Caribbean. A leisurely foot tour is advisable for those who really want to experience this bit of the Old World, especially given the narrow, steep streets and frequently heavy traffic. To really do justice to these wonderful old sites, you’ll need two mornings or a full day.

Old San Juan provides a free trolley service to get you around the city. The trolley runs every day Monday through Friday from 7am until 6 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9am until 7pm every 15 minutes. Most of the trolleys are accessible for wheelchairs and mobility devices and identified with the blue International Symbol of Accessibility.

El Morro: Explore a 400 Year Old Fort

El Morro Fort, or officiallyCastillo de San Felipe del Morro, stands guard at the entrance to San Juan harbor as a reminder of a by-gone era when invading countries would attempt sea attacks to take this prized city and harbor.

This beautiful 6-level fort was named in honor of Spain’s King Philip II. The Fort wasn’t initially built as the huge structure that you see today. It has gone through many enlargements and modifications, from the time it was first constructed by Spain through the time that it was occupied by the US Army.

In its last test of strength, El Morro stood as a protector of San Juan during the Spanish-American war. In 1898, the US Navy began sea bombardment against El Morro. After only a few hours, it was evident that the old walls and weathered cannons were no match for the modern US weapon technology. The war ended with the signing of Treaty of Paris. Spain ceded ownership of the islands of Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guam and the Philippines to the United States.

Following the Spanish-American war, the damaged structure and the lighthouse of El Morro were rebuilt. During World War I, the US used El Morro as an outpost to detect and control hostile water activities. It became part of Fort Brooke for the US Army. The green lawn in front of El Morro was even turned into a golf course! For World War II , they added the ugly observation bunkers that can be seen today.

In 1949, El Morro and San Cristobal became the San Juan National Historic Site, administered by the US National Park Service. In 1983, it was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations.

Jardín de la Princesa Park in Old San Juan

If you have ever walked along Paseo La Princesa, you have probably noticed an area along the ancient city wall that has statues, fountains, and other park-like features. This little park has been behind locked gates for as long as we can remember.

Now, as of October 2014, the park — called the Jardín de la Princesa — has been refurbished, the gardens have been replanted, a small playground has been constructed, and the locked gates have been opened to the public, for all to enjoy!

 

Ever since we first started exploring Old San Juan, we always peeked through the locked gates into the green park-like area on the north side at the eastern end of Paseo de la Princesa.

San Juan, Puerto RIco at Paseo de la Princesa on the Carribean Sea.

We could see a number of statues, non-functioning fountains, neglected plants, but could never get close enough to see any detail due to the locked gates.

On a recent visit in November 2014, we happened to notice that the gates were open! A guard was there, and he motioned for us to come in and explore. I was so happy so see they have refurbished this area and constructed new areas for the whole family to enjoy.

When you first go through the gate, you enter an area known as the Plaza of the Heritage of the Americas. This area is surrounded by five bronze statues sculpted by Jose Buscaglia, which represent the source of the heritage of the Americas (Fuente de la Herencia de las Americas)

$1350. ALL INCLUSIVE X-CURSION INCLUDES 

( airfare not included)

Email xcursionsinmotion@gmail.com for more details and to reserve your spot

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