Whatever your means, your tastes, your desires, or your style of travel, you will not be disappointed with your Puerto Rican holidays. If you like to spend your holidays doing outdoor activities, then Puerto Rico is for you. From hiking in the rainforest to surfing, kayaking in the bioluminescent bays, discovering underwater or terrestrial caves, horseback riding on the beaches, hiking in the forest, climbing mountains or cycling, this beautiful island has everything to please you! With Cuddlynest you can book an entire house, apartment, villa, condo or cabin of 1-6 beds at $92-$414. This full of amenities and facilities service will make your stay with your family in this picturesque city memorable.
Tourist attractions at Puerto Rico:
Old San Juan:
The capital of Puerto Rico is cosmopolitan to perfection. It is a modern city with good restaurants, art galleries, bars, and shops. Not to be missed in this bustling capital are its oldest assets in the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old San Juan.
No one can discuss the assets of Puerto Rico without mentioning its beautiful beaches. With 500 km of coastline, it is easy to understand why this island has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Whether you prefer wild stretches of sand and off the beaten tourist track or the vibrant urban beaches of San Juan, you will surely find a Puerto Rican beach that fits your preferences.
Puerto Rican cuisine is fantastic, and the result of a mixture of African, Spanish, and indigenous culinary cultures (Tainos). The Luquillo kiosks, a gathering of 60 outdoor kiosks selling food and drinks near Luquillo Beach, are also perfect for sampling authentic dishes. Take the road towards Guavate and indulge in La Ruta del Lechón (The Pork Road). Cocktail culture is flourishing on the island and can be enjoyed in some of San Juan's posh bars and smaller beach resorts. Rum is the favorite alcohol in Puerto Rico because it produces the largest amount of rum in the world. The Piña Colada is a Puerto Rican creation and the national drink, so let yourself be tempted by some cocktails during your visit.
Bacardi rum is the best-selling rum in the world. Located in Cataño across the San Juan Bay, the Casa Bacardi distillery is the largest premium rum distillery in the world. The founder of Bacardi, Don Facundo Bacardí Massó invented white rum in 1862, and the current Cataño distillery is open since 1958. Visit modern facilities to learn how rum is distilled or practice your skills with a mimicry course. You can even bottle your special Reserve rum in a custom engraved bottle sealed with red wax!
El Yunque National Rainforest:
Take a hike in the forest and dive into one of its many ponds and lagoons or under one of its waterfalls to cool off.
Kayak in the bioluminescent bays:
These organisms are stimulated by movement, making them shine in the dark. During your stay in Puerto Rico, you can go kayaking in these bays. The kayak movement shines the waters and gives you a unique and memorable experience.
Travel from island to island:
The main island of Puerto Rico is remarkable, but its smaller islands are equally pretty and interesting. Vieques and Culebra, two islands located in the east of the continent, are among the most beautiful beaches in the country (and the world). They are accessible by an affordable ferry that makes several trips a day. Desecheo Island is an ideal place for snorkeling or snorkeling because of its vast network of underwater caves. Gilligan Island is a great place to spend a day swimming in its so warm and so shallow
waters that you will feel like swimming in a giant pool surrounded by mangroves.
Parque de Bombas, Ponce:
Ponce is located on the south coast of Puerto Rico, an hour and a half drive from San Juan. Many cultural activities to explore in Ponce, such as the iconic Bombas Park and its red and black stripes, the country's first fire station, now converted into a museum; the Museo de Arte de Ponce is featuring local and international artists; and the large Castillo Serrallés mansion. Ponce also offers many fine dining options, ranging from traditional Puerto Rican dishes to international cuisine. Stroll along the Paseo Tablado La Guancha to admire the sunset and taste the local dishes of the street vendors.
It is the largest radio telescope in the world. You can visit the Visitor Center with interactive exhibits to learn more about astronomy and radio telescope operation. Even if you do not choose too much science, a visit to the observatory is worth it, just to admire the magnitude of this gigantic installation.
Visit a coffee plantation:
Coffee is one of Puerto Rico's main exports and has been an integral part of the local culture for 150 years. Coffee plantations, or haciendas, are spread all over the island and are located rather in the mountains since the coffee grows better in altitude. You can learn more about Puerto Rican coffee by visiting the Museo del Café in Ciales.
Scuba diving and snorkeling:
If you have never practiced scuba diving or snorkeling, it's time to get started on one of these two activities. Puerto Rico has some of the best dive sites in the world. You can swim (or dive) in some of the clearest waters on the planet and admire beautiful coral reefs, as well as swim with rays and sea turtles.
Visit the Guánica Dry Forest:
It is an international biosphere reserve of the United Nations and is home to hundreds of species of fauna and flora. Several trails are traced in the forest, one of the most popular leads to the historic Fort Caprón, from where you can have a breathtaking view of the Bay of Guánica and its surroundings.