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La Parguera & Los Balcones D’Corales
This was our Mother’s Day celebration in Puerto Rico. Since the birth of my son, my mother and I had managed to spend every Mother’s Day together even though we lived far apart most years. The whole reason I planned this trip to Puerto Rico was to spend Mother’s Day with my mommy.
We stayed home for most of the day, exchanged gifts, talked and just spent quality time together. In the afternoon, my dad treated us all to dinner for Mother’s Day. We went to La Parguera & Los Balcones D’Corales to have dinner in the family restaurant as it is owned and operated by his cousins.
We had visited La Parguera once before, on my business trip, and had taken a boat ride out into Bioluminescent Bay. But our purpose this time was to have dinner with family. Again, these places weren’t on our Roadtrippers itinerary, but it was a family restaurant and we hadn’t seen those family members in a few years so it was a great day to re-unite and spend some quality time together catching up.
Los Balcones D’Corales is a restaurant/bar in La Parguera which serves delicious food, even though I’m partially bias. The food was honestly scrumptious… family or not. We had a great time eating and laughing together.
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About La Parguera & Los Balcones D’Corales
La Parguera is a quiet fishing town in the southwest corner of Puerto Rico. During the week, the area is quiet, but the streets come alive on the weekends when everybody comes out to enjoy their down time. There are many restaurants, B&B’s, and other things to do right on the water in this area. It’s a great place for diving, snorkeling, renting boats or kayaks and just exploring the tropical paradise that is Puerto Rico. Prices are reasonable and facilities are great.
La Parguera’s Bioluminescent Bay is about two hours away from San Juan, in the southwestern town of Lajas. While one of three bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico, this one allows you to swim in the vivid waters. When the water is agitated, it emits a short burst of light, made possible by micro-organisms called dinoflagellates, which causes the water to glow. La Parguera’s Bioluminescent Bay is located at Carr. 304 La Parguera, Lajas, PR 00667. Phone: (787) 899-5891.
Los Balcones D’Corales is a seafood restaurant, pub, bar & grill located at XXF2+H95, La Parguera, Lajas, Puerto Rico 00667. Phone: (787) 899-8400. It is owned and operated by cousins of mine. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30am (12pm on weekends) to 10pm, the restaurant does accept reservations and credit cards. There is both indoor and outdoor seating, we like to sit on the balcony so we can look out at bioluminescent bay.
After eating our Mother’s Day dinner and catching up with family, we walked down into La Parguera just to take in the scenery. It’s a beautiful area but it was quite a bit crowded, being a holiday and all. It is a popular area anyway.
I would definitely recommend visiting La Parguera if you are in the area. If you do, stop and grab a bite at Los Balcones D’Corales, you won’t be sorry. Taking a boat ride out into Bioluminescent Bay is a fascinating way to spend an evening… it’s must do if you have kids.
Have you been there? I’d love to hear what you thought of it. Did you get out on the water at all in Bioluminescent Bay?
Please drop a few lines in the comments box below and let me know how your visit went.
In the meantime, safe travels!
P.S. If you happen to use travel journals, be sure to check out the travel journal I created for my future Puerto Rico Road Trips.
Written by Kris M.
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