Puerto Rico is known for its beaches and history, both of which can be found in its capital city of San Juan. However, if you venture out from San Juan while visiting the western Caribbean island, you’ll find that the wonders of Puerto Rico extend to a gorgeous tropical rainforest.
Category: Things to Do
August 28, 2015
Puerto Rico is a land rich in natural wonders, one of which is the water found both on and surrounding the island. When visiting Puerto Rico, move beyond simply lounging on the beach and wading in the water and partake in one of these best water activities in Puerto Rico. Surf Puerto Rico’s Big Waves […]
January 30, 2015
Many a vacation plan to Puerto Rico have begun with the dream of sipping a tropical cocktail on a sun-dappled beach, and a trip to the island can definitely fulfill that fantasy easily.
October 27, 2014
A growing trend in tourism these days is food tours, especially in places with a unique culinary footprint like Puerto Rico. Exploring what people eat on a regular basis can give you a great window into their lives and culture. Food is one of the reasons I travel and one of the things I remember most about a place when I get back home. There was no better introduction I could have had to Puerto Rico than the Old San Juan Food Tour.
October 10, 2014
As a UNESCO World Heritage site, Old San Juan offers plenty of spots where visitors can take memorable photos. If you’re looking for a prime place to insert yourself into the spectacular scenery, here are five landmarks that are picture-perfect.
September 12, 2014
It may come as a surprise to many visitors to Puerto Rico who arrive in search of sun, sand, and surf, but this Caribbean island is also home to some interesting archaeological sites. The scale of these sites can’t compare to Peru’s Machu Picchu, Guatemala’s Tikal, or Mexico’s Chichen Itza, but the structures found there help us learn more about the island’s indigenous and colonial histories.
September 9, 2014
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island unlike any other. Technically a US territory, you wouldn’t be able to tell by looking at it. Yes, there are areas that have become westernized, but by-and-large, any trip into San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital city, will tell you that you needn’t look far to experience some of the “real” flavor of Puerto Rico.
July 18, 2014
If every city in the world has a “Main Street” – a street where commerce and culture congregate, Calle Fortaleza is San Juan’s contribution. Here’s where you’ll find a list of boutique shops, fabulous restaurants, and street buskers clanging out their favorite tunes for willing ears and maybe a little dinero. Frotaleza is an integral part of the culture of San Juan, and just like the Castillo San Felipe or Condado Beach – visiting Calle Fortaleza is one of the best things to do in San Juan.
May 23, 2014
The Museo de Vida Silvestre (aka the Wildlife Museum) is one of the top things to do in San Juan with children. If you’ve got kids in tow, then consider making vacation a bit easier on all of you and do something that everyone will enjoy, like checking out the local flora and fauna of not just Puerto Rico, but of the entire world.
April 25, 2014
In Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diaries (also now a film starring Johnny Depp), there’s a scene – one of the opening ones – where the protagonist is on a plane and says something about the feeling of excitement blended with hope and power – it’s a feeling that “only a young man on the start of a journey whose ending is unwritten can feel.” That’s not an exact quote, but it should probably be, because it’s one of the best lines in the book, and it’s with just this feeling in mind that you too should venture into San Juan.