Being from Florida, I’m naturally a beach-lover. There is absolutely a difference between a good beach and a bad one. Spain has a good one. Awesome, if you will. It was in the high 60′s and low 70′s the entire trip, so it was a little too chilly for swimsuits, but we wanted to see it anyway. Plus, it was about a 20 minute walk from our hotel.
I wore jeans and this top I’m obsessed with from Cotton On. One, because the back is lace and I love it, and two, because it was $12. Hello, mine.
Did I mention that it was beautiful??
We decided to just walk until we didn’t feel like walking anymore. The marina was crazy-packed.
We saw this really cool building up ahead with some giant gold fixture on top that reminded me of a fish. We figured out it was a huge casino with a ton of stores surrounding it. I must have a built-in magnet that drags me to places that will drain me financially. Sooo we kept walking.
The area is called Barceloneta. It had everything.
We hadn’t had any seafood yet, and being on the beach we assumed it would be delicious. So, with our spanish-speaking powers combined, we got into this huge restaurant and sat on the rooftop.
The food did not disappoint.
The plaza we were in was so creative, architecturally, that it was giving me ideas for my future house.
Like this walkway that’s not really a walkway, but a fountain.
We definitely did not have room for dessert. So after eating our body weight in sea animals, we kept walking. On the beach, they have serious workout equipment cemented into the ground. This is probably a contributor to the amount of big people we DID NOT see. Everyone was in pretty decent shape.
This thing was so cool, but with my clumsy history, Adam advised me against playing on it. Those red connections are bungy cord-ish and that thing is bouncy. I was dying to act 12, but I didn’t want to injure myself, which was really likely.
We walked a few miles down each way. The beach was so busy and all the shops and restaurants were packed. We were just there for the views…
And can we just talk about how amazing it is to see a beach and a mountain in the same view? This was probably my favorite part of the whole beach day.
I wish Florida was mountainous… or hilly… or something other than flat.
So there you have it, it’s gorgeous. And you should go. Now. Take me with you.
New stuff soon