There is plenty of sights to see and picturesque spots in Puerto Rico, and the capital of San Juan should become the destination-city in your must-visit list too. A vibrant modern city with a long and fascinating history continues to enthrall people from all over the world with its combination of high culture and amazing nightlife. Our list of the best spots for a date in Puerto Rico will include destinations around San Juan, as well as natural places of interest around the country.
The city is primarily the capital of Puerto Rico, but it is also an important administrative center. Founded in 1521, San Juan is the largest port in the Caribbean, and due to its excellent location and geography, this city has left an impressive mark on centuries. To this day, San Juan serves as a vital port in the Caribbean and is also a popular holiday destination for tourists from all over the world.
Old San Juan
Part of the city, known as Old San Juan, was primarily of military importance. It was made mainly of barracks for many years. Today, Old San Juan is better known as a government and vibrant tourist center. Visitors will be delighted with the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan. Here, you can have a date at one of the small restaurants or visit shops that dot the entire street. Fans of Spanish architecture can enjoy more than 400 buildings of the 16th century, many of which have been restored and are now in excellent condition.
San Jose Square
The impact of historical events on the city is visible to the naked eye, but it is especially striking in the square of San Jose. This amazing place has become a meeting place for both tourists and locals alike; it should also be noted that this is one of the first places you should visit in the capital of Puerto Rico. The first time you are sure to be struck by a huge bronze statue of Ponce de Leon, which is located right in the center of the square. To spend an evening here with your beloved, looking at the night city, or find a good woman at this place is simply magnificent.
Pigeon`s Park (Parc de la Palomas)
Nature-lovers should definitely walk through the “Pigeon Park,” known to locals as “Parc de La Palomas.” In this park, you can enjoy wonderful city views, including views of the crowded harbor and the beautiful mountains surrounding the capital of Puerto Rico. Among other things, the park offers a view of La Princesa Prison, the notorious prison, which is now a historical museum.
Fortress Castillo de San Felippe del Morro (Castillo de San Felippe del Morro)
This formidable structure takes us back to the 16th century; it played a big role in the defense of the city from enemy attacks. The thickness of the walls of the fortress is 18 feet, and the height of the fortress itself is about 140 feet. Anyone interested in military history and architecture should definitely see this unique building. It will serve a perfect spot for a photoshoot or you can have a picnic near it.
Chapel of Cristo – Capilla del Cristo
Tourists seeking religious inspiration may be interested in climbing the Cristo Chapel, also known as the Capilla del Cristo. This magnificent chapel is a great place for relaxation, rest, and the opportunity to touch something unearthly. From here you get a picturesque panoramic view of the city.
The Centro de Bellas Artes Luis
This is one of the most important centers of the city of San Juan, in Puerto Rico, for creative expression and cultural development. It was founded in 1981, and the modern building of the center has four main concert and theater halls. The halls are equipped with good acoustic displays. Here, you can spend a wonderful date listening to classical music or modern remade operas.
The Island of Culebra
Translated from Spanish, it means “Island of the Snake.” Located in the east of Puerto Rico, near the island of Vieques. On this island, you can stay in a cozy family hotel, rent a villa lost in the mountains, or choose a luxurious new hotel. And most importantly, admire the beautiful reefs, some of which are natural areas with limited access.
The Botanical Garden of the University of Puerto Rico
Here you can enjoy the beauty of botanical collections, lakes, waterfalls, cozy roads, and sidewalks, allowing better to appreciate the native and tropical flora. The territory is divided into two parts – northern and southern; the latter contains most of the attractions. In the south, you can see the garden of heliconias, orchids, palm trees, herbarium.
Luis Muñoz Rivera Park
The park has bike paths, picnic areas, a children’s playground, the Armory of the XVIII century, and the Pavilion De La Paz, where there are craft fairs and other events. Suitable for the lovers of active leisure.