Visiting Puerto Rico is like basking in modernity amidst an elaborate culture and heritage. Upon landing from bust flight to Puerto Rico, unwind and relax and soak up the culture. It is a Western world set in a bilingual paradise with an enchanting Caribbean flair. Entrancing miles upon miles of powdery sand beachfront, lush tropical rainforests, majestic mountain ranges and unique Puerto Rican vibe are a few of the irresistible wonders this island Eden has to offer. On top of it all, Puerto Rico resorts enjoy a year-round summer tropical temperature perfect for any sea or beach adventure you can dream of.
There are countless reasons why Puerto Rico is the perfect island getaway yet its progression that almost equals that of its mother country, the USA, makes it a home away from home. Not to mention, almost everyone perfectly understands and speaks English and Spanish.
Puerto Rico beaches are known for offering extra special attractions for tourists making beach fun or tranquillity a compelling activity. Loquillo Beach just 30 miles from the capital city is flocked by families and locals alike because of its captivating coral reef in an area where the waters are calm suiting even children. Its beauty alone is mesmerising making in one of the most photographed beaches in the whole country. Playa Higuero also known as Little Malibu is winter surfers’ dream because of its grand waves perfect for these adrenaline junkies. Cabo Rojo is perfect for a secluded time off and getting there is in itself a tricky adventure. For a chance to marvel at antler corals and see up close a manatee and a nurse shark, Playa Esperanza is the place to be. Flamenco beach is one of the highest rated beaches in the world.
Things to Do
When in Puerto Rico resorts, access to the most exhilarating activities is just within arms reach. The town of Catano is home to the world’s largest rum distillery owned by Bacardi. El Yunque boasts of being the only natural rainforest in the US and its territories. One may also visit the world’s largest radio telescope that spans more than 20 acres. The old and nostalgic city of San Juan (Old San Juan and Castillo de San Felipe del Morro) and its rich port is reminiscent of the grandeur of Spanish architecture and influence that can be felt all over the country with its historical sites and museums. Hacienda Buena Vista with its 19th century inspired façade – a meticulously restored coffee plantation, has become one of the most visited attractions in Puerto Rico. Of course, the offshore islands of Vieques and Culebra has its share of enchanting attractions.
The city of San Juan is by far the heart of Puerto Rico activities involving shopping and retail. Excellent finds on china. jewellery, crystal, clothing and even local art are scattered in abundance all throughout the city. Calle Cristo and Calle Fortaleza is a gratifying walk because it is home to factory outlets of Ralph Lauren and Coach. The most popular products made locally include the Santos, mundillo lace, hand-rolled cigars, Vejigantes (beautiful masks) and fancy shirts known as guayaberas are sure to fill the list for gifts to friends and family back at home.
Eating and Drinking
Drinking and dining is one Puerto Rico activity that poses incredible delight and surprise. Rum remains to be the most popular drink. The generous helping of local vegetables and liberal use of meat is found commonly in the country dishes. Coffee, especially the black variety, coupled with local milk remains to be almost the staple drink throughout the island. Entertainment, especially in San Juan, bursts to life at night with a promenade of casinos, clubs, malls and bars.