Going to Puerto Rico
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- Arecibo ObservatoryPR-625, Arecibo, Puerto Rico
- El Yunque National ForestRío Grande 00745, Puerto Rico
- El Conquistador Resort, The Waldorf Astoria Collection1000 Conquistador Ave, Fajardo 00738, Puerto Ricorecommended El Conquistador Resort, The Waldorf Astoria CollectionIt really Feels like you are staying in a James Bond Movie while here (Scenes from Goldfinger were filmed on location). Great rooms, Great pools and a shuttle to your own private island. It doesnt get ... read moremuch better than this. Only two negatives, one it is isolated if you dont have a rental car, and can be a bit pricy onsite. So shorten your stay, Bond always checked out early anyway.Recommended for:Gordon Warnock
Stay here, its close to El Yunque Rainforest. Also I would recomend heading to the southern shore and horseback ride on the beach!
recommended FajardoI'm talking specifically about the Bay of Fajardo, which is known for its bioluminescent critters. Nighttime kayaking trips here are very common--and so, so worth it! I've been to other bioluminescent ... read morespots, but never seen it this dense and bright. It's a great outing--you have to paddle through a long, dark channel of mangroves before emerging in the bay, which is kind of spooky. We did this trip from San Juan--a long schlep on a bus, but totally worth it!Zora O'Neill
I can't honestly say where this ranks in overall Puerto Rico attractions, because I was just there for a few days and this is the one outing we did from San Juan. But it ranks as one of the cooler excursions I've ever made in the world!
- Paseo PiñonesPinones Rd. 187, Loiza, PRrecommended Paseo PiñonesThis is a great route along the north coast. If you rent a car make sure you drive through Pinones. There are many street vendors selling all kinds of goodies and treats. There are also many beaches ... read morealong the way. Basically you park and go for a swim. One of my favorites is Playa Vacia Talega. The best bacalaitos and alcapurrias can be bought at a place called El Boricua. If you have time, make sure to book a tour of Las Cabezas de San Juan in Fajardo. This is one of several protected areas, which are run by a local natural heritage agency. This is an excellent day trip if you are in the north part of the island. Have fun!!!Magdalena M
Try to look for the traditional restaurants in San Juan such as Raices and Bombonera in Old San Juan or Bebo's if you are in Santurce.
- El Yunque National Forest, Rio Grande 00745-9625El Yunque National Forest, Rio Grande 00745-9625, Puerto Ricorecommended El Yunque National Forest, Rio Grande 00745-9625This is a must for every person traveling to Puerto Rico. I am from Puerto Rico and travel once a year and I must go there every time for hiking and swimming in one of many great spots (for example La ... read moreMina). The Rain Forest is not too far from Luquillo Beach, which is one of the best public beaches in the north part of the island. Try to combine both places in one trip, I think you will be amazed by the difference in temperature as you travel from the Rain Forest down to the beach. You may also try fresh coconut water or a typical snack from one of many vendors on the street right before the beach entrance.Recommended for:Julio D
If you have time, you may also explore the south part of the island for which I definitely recommend the Dry Forest in Guanica (make sure you make it down to their beach) as well as Manglillo Beach. They are not too far from each other. Of course, you may want to spend a few hours in Ponce, our second largest city.
- El Morro501 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan Antiguo, PR 00901
- Fort San CristobalNorzagaray Street, San Juan Antiguo, PR 00901recommended Fort San CristobalSmart construction, perfect view. use free Trolley service from the centerRecommended for:
- Barrachina104 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Ricorecommended BarrachinaOne of the oldest restaurant. Home of Pina Collada. Nice, cute. b.t.w they offer luggage storage service.Recommended for:
recommended Old San JuanIf you'd like to get a feel for what it might have been like during the Spanish colonial era, cross the causeway to the Isleta de San Juan where narrow cobbled stone streets and quaint 16th-17th ... read morecentury buildings still stand amidst a surfeit of forts - Fort San Felipe del Morro, Fort San Cristobal and La Fortaleza. Ponce de Leon's family, of the Fountain of Youth fame, also have a house here which is worth a mirada if you're a history buff or a Pirates of the Caribbean fan.Recommended for:History Buffsrecommended Old San JuanThe historic colonial district of Puerto Rico is an absolute must-see for anyone who is interested in discovering the rich history of the colorful Caribbean island. Visitors will find worn cobblestone ... read morestreets, opulent missions (most likely ringing with wedding bells if you're visiting during the weekend), great shopping (both local crafts and high end designer boutiques) and quirky attractions like the Pigeon Park, where you can buy a bag of bird seed and let the city birds flock to you like the crazy lady in Home Alone 2.Ramona Flume
Hi Cindy! Old San Juan is my favorite part of the island. I hope you have a great time!