5 “Must Do’s” in Puerto Rico

As Summer vacation months are coming up , consider Puerto Rico as a destination.  No Visa needed if you are an US Citizen . A few hours flight and you are in paradise where friendly faces, spicy food , warm sandy beaches, culture and history await you.

Do, rent a car and drive around exploring. People are helpful and happy to help along the way. You will come upon beautiful and quiet beaches away from the touristy crowds.

PR has a great hospitality industry and most hotels in San Juan Old San Juan Condadao or Isla Verde areas are excellent  and safe choices. This is one place  where staying at the Ritz Carlton is affordable.

Must Do # 1 

 Castillo San Felipe del Morro  and Castillo de San Cristobal

A commanding 16th Century Spanish  fort that faces the Ocean with stunning views.One of the oldest structures in the Americas standing and now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Must Do # 2

Luquillo Kiosks   Luquillo public beach is full of street food kiosks, loud music and good times. go kiosk hopping and try what each vendor is offering.

Must Do # 3 

Rain Forest El Yunque  29,000 sq. feet of lush green rain forest, discover mysterious flowers, stunning waterfall and views and exotic bird species.Ideal place for photography.

Must do # 4 

Culebra or Flameco Beach –  considered one of the worlds most beautiful beaches – do not leave Puerto Rico without a visit to one of these pristine stunning beaches, , white sand and aquamarine, clear water. A ferry from the town Fajardo will get  you there.

Must Do # 5 

Eat Street Food and walk around Old San Juan

Be unhealthy for a week, enjoy deep-fried treats of numerous varieties , each more scrumptious that the next. wash it down with a fresh Pina Colada invented in Puerto Rico.

 

 

There is also a bioluminescent bay that is fascinating  , snorkeling, bike tourism zip lining, diving, hiking , and so much more to discover if you only give it a chance.

the people are always smiling through their difficulties, happy-go-lucky, helpful and kind.

 

 

 

Old San Juan Town SquareIMG_6783

Views from El Morro FortIMG_6749 IMG_0826

Stunning sunsetsIMG_6932

Luquillo Beach IMG_6889

Arepas

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Iglesia Del San Jose in Old San Juan – Early 16th Century architecture

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Walk the streets of Old San Juan

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San Juan Starbucks

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The famous Mofongo

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Puerto Rican SoupIMG_6663

Menu’s that will delight you

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