One of the most coveted perks at Travelzoo is the Travelzoo Experience, in which Deal Experts and other employees take advantage of the same travel, entertainment and local deals we publish to our subscribers and report back on their experience.
It was a typical gray winter day in New York City when our colleagues at Fly.com found a $185 roundtrip nonstop airfare to San Juan, Puerto Rico from JFK. Enticed by the prospect of a little sun at the end of a long winter, I called some friends and by that night we were planning a Caribbean getaway.
After researching hotels, we decided to stay at La Concha, a Renaissance hotel, based on a recommendation from a friend. We were told it was a hip, modern hotel, and it lived up to that description. Based on our experience, it’s more for the younger crowd rather than families. I’ve already recommended it to two other Travelzoo colleagues since I’ve returned.
Unfortunately, our four-day weekend was unusually rainy for March (according to locals). Luckily, from casinos to nightlife to amazing restaurants, there was a lot to keep us busy indoors and out.
Some of the highlights of the trip were:
So while the sun didn’t shine nonstop on our beach getaway, it was still nice escape with a few friends to enjoy the warm weather and great food in a new place.