March 29, 2012
3/29/12 - 3/30/12 83 °F
We grabbed some coffee and walked around Ponce checking out all the art and culture. There was an exhibition of lions painted by local artists and tons of little shopping streets going in all directions. Ruby picked out a new top and we had a great lunch at our hotel restaurant called Lola. We enjoyed the absolutely delicious coconut prawns and stuffed mushrooms before heading to Island Scuba in Guainica to get fitted for our dives the next day. We found a nice little guest house called Villa Bonita just a block away. They are owned by divers and let you check out late so you can take a shower or nap after your dive (and it was only $60)!
Tony was itching to check out the skateparks on the island but unfortunately they are all on the North side of the island! A 2 hour drive led us to Aguadilla and Tony skated for a few hours while Ruby chatted with Alex and his wife Maria artist/teachers from Asheville, NC. We all had dinner at One Ten Thai. The locals kept telling us how great this place was but don’t set your hopes to high because it’s mediocre at best. After an exhausting 1 ½ hr long drive back down we called it in an early night in preparation for scuba diving the next day. .