It’s been a good minute since my Puerto Rico trip, but I wanted to fill everyone in on the trip. Puerto Rico is an ideal tropical getaway relatively year round, and especially for Americans — no passport required. The winter season is the busiest as American tourists can escape the cold and head to temped tropical climates. The autumn is the brief window into the rainy months, so if you’d like to avoid that I recommend planning your trip for this winter, spring, or summer. I was fortunate enough to have the privilege to travel with Discover Puerto Rico, and you can check out their Instagram link to get more visuals of beautiful Puerto Rico.
FLAMENCO BEACH, CULEBRA:
We had a great tour guided trip to Flamenco Beach with its tropical turquoise waters. We were in route to the island of Culebra which was located about a 17-mile distance from the mainland island. It’s known for having some of the most sublime waters in the world, being crystal clear and great for viewing the ocean life right from your boat. The island of Culebra is a virtually unspoiled beach great to get lost in the beauty of your natural surroundings.
SAN JUAN / OLD SAN JUAN:
Of course, beaches are lovely, but we also took another side on our trip to visit the streets of San Juan, culminating in our walking tour in the Old San Juan district, which is the oldest settlement on the island and has colonial architecture looks in pastel perfection and transports you to another time. I love soaking in the history of a place and we got a great opportunity to do so through our walking tour. I feel that to understand a place or someone, you have to understand their past.
Puerto Rico is the home to the Pina Colada, so we had to visit the specific place, the Barrachina, where it was invented here in Puerto Rico. It is also a great hub to try the authentic Puerto Rico cuisine that is extremely difficult to find outside of Puerto Rico. As a native of Los Angeles, I had never had Puerto Rican food in my life so it was definitely something I’ll remember. Check out the link to get a look at their wonderful food and drinks. The Pina Colada’s were out of this world delicious.
Puerto Rico has many more things to offer that we didn’t have the time to do, from the wonderful Latin dance culture, baseball culture, amazing music, and tropical nature. It’s a great way to experience an authentic Caribbean culture, with extreme ease for Americans.