Though I’d never been kayaking before, it’s difficult to feel nervous when your bus driver pulls up with a mega-watt smile. I squished into a packed van from San Juan, with no expectations, and yet, when we arrived at the bay at Farjado about 40 minutes later, I was already in love. I was about [...]
Looking for the best beaches in Puerto Rico? You’ve found them. Culebra Island is something of a hidden gem, but those that know, know that your tropical Caribbean escape truly begins and ends on Culebra Island.
Rincon’s name itself seems synonymous with surf. There are at least three iconic surfing destinations in the world that call themselves Rincon. Translated from the Spanish it means “spot” or “corner,” the anglican-ized version of the word has come to mean a meandering point in a waterway. A fitting name then for some great surf, and in Puerto Rico, if you’re looking for surf, you head to Rincon.
While most visitors to Puerto Rico head straight to San Juan, a quick 40-minute flight will bring you to one of the destination’s more untouched offerings: Vieques Island. One of the most amazing things about Vieques is, despite it’s accessibility to the mainland, it still retains an untouched feel, with the hints of tourism that it has blending seamlessly into nature.
The second you step off your plane, you’ll know that San Juan is a grab-bag full of adventure. From the quaint and historic Old Town to the party-ridden beaches and tucked away surf spots, San Juan is a mile of fun. The nightlife here is no different. Performing arts, casinos, reggae, salsa – you name it, and the nightlife in San Juan can cater to the taste. Here’s what to do and see if you’re new to town and looking for a night out.
It’s that time of year again! From ghastly ghouls to vixen vampires, Halloween is the holiday of choice for party people the world over, and few places can throw a party like in San Juan, Puerto Rico. If you’re vacationing in San Juan during the end of October, you’ll be on the lookout for happening stuff come October 31st. Trick or treating is done with the little ones in Old San Juan or Luis Munoz Marin Park, but out in Isla Verde and Condado, there will be plenty of parties to attend. Rest assured, there are many family friendly things to do in Puerto Rico, but this one is for the adults.
There’s no denying it – hitting the beach is one of Puerto Rico’s top attractions. Being a Caribbean island will do that for you. Still, outside of bustling San Juan there are secluded escapes that are worthy of dreamy postcards from abroad. If you’re looking to escape civilization with a coconut, palm tree, and white and beach – here are my top choices for Puerto Rico’s Hidden Beaches.
Puerto Rico is home to a number of tasty experiences. Whether you’re looking to sip high-quality rums, take a food tour, enjoy free cocktails or taste authentic Puerto Rican cuisine you can do it on the islands. To help you explore the destination through the tongue, here is a food and drink guide to Puerto Rico.
Surrounded by perfect beaches and a calm, rippling Caribbean sea, Fajardo is a water-lover’s escape tucked away in the northeastern corner of Puerto Rico. One of the most beautiful spots on the island, Fajardo and its surrounding area represents seven natural ecosystems including coral reefs, beaches, lagoons, mangrove swamps, and dry forest, as well as being home to a variety of rare and endangered species. All this, a sleepy beach-town feel, and some of the best preserved Spanish-colonial architecture on the island makes Fajardo an idyllic escape from bustling San Juan. If you’ve come to Fajardo to get away, here are some great area day trips that make staying here even more special.