If you’re cruising soon and visiting Puerto Rico as one of your cruise ports or you’re traveling by land, there’s a lot to see and do! Puerto Rico is one of the most beautiful and historical places to visit in the Southern Caribbean and is filled with fun, excitement, and adventure!
Did you know that Puerto Rico is part of the United States? Its a US Commonwealth and the US dollar is it’s official currency, so you don’t have to worry about money exchanges when you visit! Also, this means that there is no need for Passports when visiting the island. If you’re not cruising to Puerto Rico, just hop on a plane and go! English and Spanish are the official languages of the island making it easy to communicate while you’re there!
Puerto Rico has over 270 miles of rich beautiful coastline and was featured in the Top 10 Beaches on the Travel Channel including Flamenco Beach in Culebra–noted as one of the best beaches in the world!
Things to Do in Puerto Rico
Flamenco Beach in Culebra
Noted as one of the top beaches in the world, Flamenco Beach in Culebra is a beautiful sight to see! In addition to the sandy beach, there are exotic places to eat, places to shop, and you have easy access to the town of Dewey.
El Yunque is the only national rainforest listed under US National Park service. It is listed as one of the Top 28 new 7 wonders of nature. There’s lots to do in this subtropical rainforest including hiking at La Mina (the most frequented trail), visiting the heavenly La Mina waterfall, exploring the Mt. Britton Tower, taking in the over 225 tree species, 16 amphibian species, 11 native mammal species, and more!
San Juan is an extremely popular cruise port for Southern Caribbean itineraries. San Juan was once the crown jewel of the Spanish Americas and is filled with historical sites to see! There are numerous restaurants, places to shop, and nightlife activities waiting for you in San Juan Puerto Rico! While you’re there try Trapeze School, take a Countryside Tour, go on the Flavors of San Juan Food and Culture Tour, or visit the San Juan National Historical site Live your own 5-star vacation story in Puerto Rico.! There’s a ton to do in San Juan so use your time wisely!
Visit the Bioluminescent Bays
There are only a few bioluminescent bays in the WORLD and Puerto Rico has 3 of them! A bioluminescent bay is a bay that glows and makes the fish, raindrops, human hands–anything it touches glow as well. This is a once in a lifetime sight to see, and its best to see them on a dark night.
Taste the Famous Puerto Rican Rum
Did you know that 70% of the rum produced in the world comes from Puerto Rico? Well now you do! Puerto Rico has 4 distilleries dating back to the 1600s. Visit the Casa Bacardi Rum Distillery where you can take a free tour and have some free drinks. Learn the history of Bacardi Rum and learn the production process. Also check out the Premium Rum Tasting Tours, and Spirits of Puerto Rico Rum and Food Tasting.
As you can see, from beaches to historical sites Puerto Rico is filled with world class attractions that will turn any vacation into a 5 Star Vacation Story! Live your own 5-star vacation story in Puerto Rico.