Whether it’s your first time in Puerto Rico or you’re a frequent visitor, you’ll always find wonders and excitement to discover. The unique blend of cultures making up Puerto Rico is expressed in the food, music, and lifestyle of both cities and countryside. Add to that 300 miles of coastline and beautiful nature preserves, and each visit offers a time to remember.
Immerse Yourself in the Local Culture
The best way to know Puerto Rico is to immerse yourself in the local culture. The capital of San Juan has historical sites such as the famous Castillo San Felipe del Morro, but it also abounds in restaurants where you can sample dishes inspired by Taino, Spanish, and African cultures. Nightclubs offer music ranging from big-name performers to folk and Caribbean music.
Travel away from the large cities to the smaller towns and experience a completely different world. Follow La Ruta del Lechón (Pork Highway) near Guatave and try pork cooked in every way imaginable. Or, see the cobblestone roads and historic sites of San German, the second-oldest town in Puerto Rico.
Create a Travel Plan
With so much to see and do, you’ll want to make the most of your time by creating a travel plan. Using a trip planner can allow you to coordinate your sightseeing, create itineraries, and plan routes.
To select which sights to see, look for online travel review websites such as Trustpilot. Review sites help you find information on local restaurants and attractions on your trip. Reviews are written by people who have actually visited the place or sampled the food. You can also explore hotels, cultural tour companies, and travel agencies.
Take Time to Enjoy Nature
Puerto Rico has a wide range of natural features for fun, sport, and relaxation. Numerous beaches offer swimming, water sports, and relaxation in the sun. The northwest coast is world famous for surfing.
Further inland are several freshwater swimming holes, many with waterfalls. You can also hike nature trails in El Yunque rainforest or Bosque del Pueblo. Cave tours, snorkeling, kayaking, and fishing are other options for nature-lovers.
Whatever you choose to do, Puerto Rico is a destination you can visit many times and still not experience it all. With planning, you can make the most of your time and budget while enjoying the best the island has to offer.
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