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All I wanted for Christmas was a real good tan, and thanks to Caribe Playa, I got one! When I booked a flight to Puerto Rico on an impulse (namely, I was feeling sad and then I spotted a cheap round-trip on JetBlue), it was mostly because my parents told me that if I was going to fly anywhere during the holiday season chaos, I might as well go somewhere with a beach–bless them! So my only priority when I arrived in Puerto Rico: find a beach, find a hammock, find a book. Caribe Playa is located just south of Patillas (about three hours south of San Juan), right on the Caribbean Sea. It’s not a glitzy high-rise or an all-inclusive resort: instead, the simple hotel curls along the waterfront with hammocks and chaise lounges dotting the sand. Although it’s not very fancy and the water can be a little choppy, it was exactly the escape that we wanted. C'est Christine — California Girl / French Riviera
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