From the top of Yokahu Tower, I could see acres of green hills, the light blue shimmer of surrounding water, and, far off in the distance, a sliver of St. Thomas, less than 100 nautical miles from Puerto Rico. The tower was the third stop of our guided tour of El Yunque National Forest, and my favorite by far.
One of the coolest things to do in Puerto Rico has to by a visit to the Cavernas del Rio Camuy (aka the Camuy River Caves). This amazing spectacle of mother nature’s might can only be described as wonderous and awe-inspiring.
Camuy River Cave Park is a series of more than 200 caves, caverns, and sinkholes, some of them large enough to swallow up a skyscraper. Running underneath and through them all is the third-largest underground river in the world – the River Camuy.
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.