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.
Category: Things to Do
October 11, 2013
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.
September 27, 2013
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.
September 13, 2013
Puerto Rico’s unique history and space in the world give it a culture all its own. A mix of native islanders, Spanish occupation, and a myriad influx of cultures from Chinese to Italian, there are literally hundreds of combining factors that give Puerto Rico this distinct, lively, and colorful culture. If you’re in Puerto Rico looking to get a taste of this signature spice (so to speak) here are 3 ways to do it.
August 30, 2013
The boom town days of San Juan might be long gone – Puerto Rico has become a resort destination for the rich, famous, and otherwise after all. Thing is, there are still plenty of great things to do for free on the island – you just have to know where to look. Here are some great free things to do in San Juan.
August 16, 2013
The second largest city in Puerto Rico and home to the municipal government, Ponce has a history all its own. Most historians note the U.S Invasion and the Ponce Massacre as Ponce’s claim to fame, but aside from its historical importance, Ponce has been “On The Move” toward becoming a tourist destination ever since the Ponce en Marcha movement began in 2004. Nowadays, over 1000 buildings have been labeled with historic importance, and the historic downtown Ponce city center has been labeled as one of the 60 of the World’s Greatest Places for its “graciously preserved showcase of Caribbean culture.” What does this mean for you? It means there’s plenty to see and do in this big little town – it’s only a short drive away, and makes for a great day trip from San Juan. Here’s what’s happening in Ponce.
August 2, 2013
One of the highlights of Old San Juan, Condado or “el Condado” is an upper middle class to wealthy neighborhood that entices tourists year-round. It’s also in Condado that you’ll find many hotels and resorts, and Condado could be, in fact, where you are staying during your time in Puerto Rico – it’s an excellent option. Aside from a hotel zone, there are many things to do in Condado, including the famous Condado Beach, which is well known for its soft sand and proximity to other points of interest. If you’re in San Juan and looking for things to do in Condado, here are some great options.
June 21, 2013
Adorned by bountiful sunshine, some of the Caribbean’s best beaches, a mountainous spine running the length of the island, and a rich and sordid history – Puerto Rico is a vacationer’s delight. This little-big island is a major cruise port (third biggest in the world) and yet located not too far off of the Florida coast, which helps give Puerto Rico the title of being many people’s first foray into the Caribbean. Whether you’re here to relax by the beach, explore historic Old Town San Juan, or do some spelunking in the river caves of Puerto Rico’s inner depths, it seems like one week would be hard to do it justice. But if you take your time and do a little planning, you can still plan one heck of a good time while here. If you’ve only got a week, here are the Puerto Rico highlights.
June 7, 2013
Part of the joy of visiting San Juan is the easy breezy island lifestyle. With miles of beaches, warm Caribbean waters, and rugged tropical jungle, the list of San Juan Attractions is long. Once you touch down in Puerto Rico, it’s easy to get bitten by the “island time” bug. And, as Johnny Depp so convincingly portrayed in Rum Diaries, part of that island time lifestyle is a healthy dose of Puerto Rican rum.
May 10, 2013
San Juan has got enough to keep anyone occupied for weeks on end, but the truth of the matter is, there’s a lot more to Puerto Rico than just the charms of its capital city. From tropical rainforests, to waterfalls, wild orchid forests, and incredible beachside escapes home to rogue surfers and sleepy fishing villages – Puerto Rico still has some of the boom-town wanderlust of past days.