If you’re wondering what some of the most popular “can’t miss” places in Puerto Rico are, here are a few recommendations to get you started for your upcoming trip to La Isla Bonita!
From iconic historical landmarks to fun attractions & delicious food, Puerto Rico has something for everyone. So whether you’re planning on spending a few relaxing days on the island, or exploring some of its top attractions, don’t miss these 5 spots!
Old San Juan
Old San Juan is without a doubt one of Puerto Rico’s most renowned and cherished locations, spanning 500 years of history. Soak up the unique architecture and quintessential colorful streets on a stroll through the cobblestone city. You’ll discover charming local businesses, lively restaurants, nightclubs, and so much more.
El Morro, Castle San Cristóbal, Cuartel de Ballajá, and La Fortaleza are among the most prominent structures that can be visited on this day of exploration. You may use free golf carts, also known as garitas carts, or have a guided tour to learn more about the history of the various 500-year-old structures, local food and culture, and even sample the world-famous piña colada.
El Yunque, on the east side of the island, is the only tropical rainforest recognized in the United States National Forest System. It covers 28,000 acres of land and contains 25 waterfalls, multiple rivers, and ancient Taíno god petroglyphs. It includes more than 240 different species of trees, unique birds, indigenous species like the coquí frog, and breathtakingly beautiful scenery.
You may either explore El Yunque on your own or take a guided tour to get to the most popular sites, which is only a one-hour drive from San Juan. Fall in love with the magnificent vista from the top of the forest overlooking the area’s lush valleys by hiking, ziplining, or horseback riding.
Seven Seas Beach
Seven Seas is a lovely, small, crescent-shaped beach, with soft sand and almond and palm trees that provide some protection from the sun. The views are fantastic, looking out to the lighthouse in the distance. The water in this beach is calm and crystal clear, making it a perfect spot for swimming, snorkeling, and water excursions. There is a coral reef some distance from the beach, making a natural wave break. This makes for a nice protected beach, with calm waters that the whole family can enjoy. This beach occasionally is awarded the prestigious Blue Flag status, so you can guarantee it is always taken care of.
You may discover the Afro-Caribbean coastal neighborhood of Piñones only minutes away from San Juan and the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). The many little chinchorros (small eating stands) serve fritters made from plantain, fresh fish, oysters, and a lot of sazón, and they’re full of delicious authentic street food. Try the crabmeat alcapurrias and bacalaítos (codfish fritters) and if you’d like, drink cold coconut water straight from the coconut. A true experience of vibrant local culture.
Culebra & Vieques
The islands of Culebra and Vieques, sometimes known as the Spanish Virgin Islands, are Puerto Rico’s best-kept secret. Culebra and Vieques are two of its most well-known nearby inlet islands. These two are definitely worth the trip, whether you’re there for a day or an extended stay, and both are world-class destinations in their own right.
These lovely islands are only a short flight or boat ride from Ceiba, located on the Puerto Rico mainland, and they’re home to some of the world’s best beaches and the brightest bioluminescent bay.
Puerto Rico has everything a traveler could desire: clear water beaches, beautiful landscapes, historical landmarks, and exotic culture. It’s no wonder why so many tourists visit this amazing place year after year! Don’t wait another second to book your trip as soon you get these recommendations down. Let Blessed Tours LLC be your professional and experienced transportation during your stay on the island.
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