Trip Plan Details
- El MojitoPR-184, Cayey, Puerto Ricorecommended El MojitoDelicious lechon! And a variety of Puerto Rican specialities. Nom nom nom. There are supposedly even better ones further up 184, but this one is super easy and right off of 52, so it all depends on ... read morehow much you want to drive!Recommended for:Cindy Chen
if you want some PR lechon, go to Cayey... This is the first one your'll encounter off the highway, but there are more too up the road.
recommended AreciboEducational and cool. $10 entry fee, open wed-sun certain months of the year so check their website before making the trek. Really cool to see the "GoldenEye film set" in person!!! Totally perfect for ... read morethis astronomy geek girl.Recommended for:Cindy Chen
The Arecibo observatory was really cool to see in person!
- El Yunque National ForestRío Grande 00745, Puerto Ricorecommended El Yunque National ForestFun 13 km drive to the peak with many spots to stop and hike/look/picnic along the way. We did a hike and were rewarded with great greeneries, a beautiful waterfall, and burnt calories. Will ... read moredefinitely return and hike again. Oh, it is a rainforest, so be sure to bring bug spray!Recommended for:Cindy Chen
definitely a fun drive and hike.
- El Yunque National Forest, Rio Grande 00745-9625El Yunque National Forest, Rio Grande 00745-9625, Puerto Ricorecommended El Yunque National Forest, Rio Grande 00745-9625We took a hike and swam in a waterfall at the base...it was a leisurely hike and worth the beauty!!! beautiful drive thru the rainforest tooRecommended for:
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 did a similar short trip to San Juan, and was really glad we did this outing!
recommended 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.
- Castillo San Felipe del Morro1 Cll Del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico