We were encouraged by a new friend to check out Casa Labadie which is also called Palacete Los Moreau. It is an old sugarcane plantation house that was built in 1905 by a French family but is now property of the city. Since it is just down the way in Moca (closer to Aguadilla side), we thought it would be a fun day trip.
It was pretty impressive, but because there was no one running it (for some unknown reason) we weren’t able to ask any questions about it. We mostly just wandered around, took photos and enjoyed the architecture and landscaping, both of which were awesome! It was completely free of charge. There is also a large modern gazebo that we later found out is sometimes used by the municipality for festivals. This would make a great place for a peaceful picnic outing.
Puerto Rico is such a strange conglomeration of sights. Just down from this impeccably maintained French mansion are very humble concrete houses and a hole in the wall bar where we stopped for a beer after our day at the palace. Overall a fun little excursion!