Close to home, cheap and fun - we decided to go kayaking today! It was gorgeous weather and not a cloud in sight. We packed our towels, a packet of Nerds and Alpen - and headed for Conrad Hotel in Condado (just a 3 minute drive from home).
The Condado Lagoon (Laguna del Condado) is a perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon, there are kayak and paddle boat rentals and they're not too expensive either (tip: mention you're a local and they might just give you half price off :-)
Alpen fell off once - but she's now learnt how to swim! The poor thing got the fright of her life because she's never been in water that deep before, but we think she's got the hang of it now and will take her to the beach more often to show her that the beach is a part of our every day life.
The lagoon itself is beautiful - fed by the Atlantic Ocean and it doesnt have any waves, which makes it perfect for the man-powered water sports. On one side lies Miramar (our home!) and the other side follows onto Old San Juan.