Category Archives: Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar

Puerto Rico: When a Wild Dog and a Bat Visit

My sister Cindy and her husband Bid are vacationing with my husband Mike and me  in sunny Dorado, Puerto Rico. We are staying at one of our fave Hyatt timeshares, the Hacienda Del Mar. So far, we’ve survived two hit and … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico: Land of Door Confusion for 2 Jersey Guys

My husband Mike, typically an ultra precise, always-right kind of guy, is experiencing what I can only term “door confusion”; no matter how many times he faces the same pair of numbered condo doors that share a common main entrance, he … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico: Hit and Run Drivers

Hungry for some authentic BBQ when we arrived in Puerto Rico, we headed straight for Bebo’s BBQ, a mere mile or so from the airport. We rolled our shiny blue rental car into an open parking space in the parking … Continue reading

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Travel Day: Making Our Way Home from Puerto Rico

<sigh> Sun, sand and beach — empty-but-for-us beach –make Puerto Rico a standout in my opinion! Today we’re traveling home from Puerto Rico. It’s been a great, great week filled with sun, sand and fun. My husband Mike, my sister … Continue reading

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Castillo de San Cristobal: Stunning Views of Land and Sea

After a fortifying (!) lunch at Café Puerto Rico, we hiked up the hill toward the castle. San Cristobal is one of two castles built beginning in the 1600s to protect Old San Juan from attack. San Cristobal’s fortification pretty … Continue reading

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Cafe Puerto Rico: The Meatiness of It All

After the Bacardi rum distillery tour, our car joined the slip stream of vehicles on Route 22 headed toward Old San Juan. Our GPS had her Puerto Rico maps at the ready and we entered the old cobbled city without … Continue reading

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Bacardi and Me: Perfect Together

Monday, October 17, 2011: Hot and humid. Rain clouds threatened. A perfect day to visit the Bacardi distillery. As a Bacardi blue drinker since high school (hey, the drinking age was 18 then!) I was thrilled to tour the P.R. … Continue reading

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The Greenhouse Café: Beautifully Presented Food by an Attentive Wait Staff

We ate at The Greenhouse Café, a short ride from the Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar, on Sunday evening; the neon green signage and cozy-looking building drew us in. With seating both indoors and out we chose in; our host on … Continue reading

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Easy Living in Puerto Rico

It’s an easy life at Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar, at least so far. We started our day next to the pool – the pristine, empty pool. We lounged and swam for a while, until our feet started to fry on … Continue reading

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Welcome to Puerto Rico!

We arrived this afternoon on a Continental flight; under sunny skies the pilot dropped the plane like a brick, and it hit the runway hard; in an attempt to straighten the plane the pilot hit the brakes hard, overcorrected his … Continue reading

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