Puerto Rican Dream Land

For seven days, Puerto Rico became my home.

I was new to this part of the world, and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to meet its beauty. To describe this island in a few words really won’t do its allure justice. Puerto Rico is one of those places that you need to experience for yourself before you can understand its magic. On this trip, I found it in on the northwest coastline.

I owe it all to my brother for letting my family and I in on all the little secrets. He had us beat with experience, seeing as though this was his third time to the island.We were on the hunt for waves, so travelling off the beaten path is where we found ourselves most of the time. From surf breaks and beaches to local food goldmines, he showed us all of his favorite gems before the four us of found some new ones together.

Prior to embarking on any trip, there’s a certain kind of expectation that I build up in my mind. I’ll think back to other places in which I’ve traveled to that seem similar, and try to paint a picture of what the new place will look like, and what the days will consist of. I do this every time I go somewhere, but I always leave with an experience and feeling that is unlike any I’ve ever known. Puerto Rico in particular has a way about it that almost casts a spell on you. There’s so much to do and see, and for a rather small island, you can pack in a lot in a short amount of time.

This time off was something I needed, and something I greatly appreciate. We all need to take a few days for ourselves once in a while to stay sane, and to seek out inspiration that may have been lost in the chaos of a busy schedule. If I learned anything from this trip, It’s that my heart belongs in a place where the sun always shines and the ocean is at my fingertips. The golden rays and salty air breathed a little life back into me, and I’m holding on to it for as long as I can.

I could go on, dissecting our days hour by hour, but I’ll let the below pictures speak for themselves. Welcome to Puerto Rico.



pete shred

surfers beach


coco frio

walking away

crash boat



lush land


floating by falls

pete jumping


vw van

surf rainbow

pk in surf


walking dots

Processed with VSCOcam with p5 preset


palm tree



water and wave

to the moon




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9 years ago

What a beautiful island!!
Now, my country is winter.T_T
I miss traveling and surfing.


9 years ago

Wow this is so beautiful, like the kind of place I’d love to be right now.

xx Cheyenne

9 years ago

Puerto Rico, such a beautiful island!
These photos are so so beautiful, the waterfall looks so magical!


9 years ago

J, spectacular photos! Want to go badly now. PK is now ‘freepeople-famous’ !

9 years ago

Looks like a dream! Beautiful photos.

Melanie Dauterive
9 years ago

Gorgeous photos. When I travel I always get so caught up that I forget to take photographs, and then I kick myself for it when I get back.

Ugh, wanderlust is back! Gorgeous photos!


9 years ago

My home :) La isla del encanto … it is truly a magical place!

9 years ago

The wanderlust is so real right now, want to jet off to somewhere warm asap.

9 years ago

Amazing pictures! You are one of us now.

9 years ago

These photos are. un. real.


9 years ago

This is some of the best photography I’ve ever seen on the blog – and I always love the photos here and read daily. Thanks so much for sharing!

9 years ago

Looks like a special placed called rincon! Rincon truly is Puerto Rico’s best kept secret and it’s a place that I call my second home

IG – @gabrielleeed

9 years ago

These photos are gorgeous! Where in Puerto Rico did you go?

9 years ago

How come there are only white people on Free People’s instagram feed and this blog (as far as I can tell)?

9 years ago

This looks like so much fun and your photos are stunning!
xoxo Kennedy
Northern Indigo

9 years ago

stunning photographs!!

9 years ago

i’m heading to puerto rico in february for the first time. these photos make me even more excited than i was before!


9 years ago

So very stunning. Love the photo edits!

Warm Regards,

9 years ago

Awesome post and beautiful pics. What filter is that? I think you’ll love the east coast as well :)

9 years ago

do you have any hotel recommendations from your trip?

8 years ago

beautiful photos!!!

7 years ago

My beautiful island at its best! So glad you had a great time!

diego gil
6 years ago

Hi jana
can i take your picture and use to tropical brand, ill put your credits in any post
let me know

5 years ago

Hello Jana!
As same as the previous comment, I love your palm leafs picture (20th picture from this post) and would like to use it as background image for a graphic of my new t-shirt brand. I’ll put your credits in any post for sure too!
Let me know as soon as possible, Thank you! Maxime