Top 8 Things To Do In & Around San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is one of the larger Caribbean islands where you will find beautiful beaches, landscapes, and a tropical rain forest.

1. San Juan. Puerto Rico’s capital and largest city, known for its bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and casinos.

2. Old San Juan. The cobblestone streets of Old San Juan are full of history, Spanish colonial architecture, and two massive oceanfront castles. On the weekends the old city  is filled with the sounds of salsa music booming from the surrounding bars and clubs.

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Castillo San Felipe Del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico

3. Castillo San Felipe del Morro. Also known as Fuerte San Felipe del Morro or Castillo del Morro, a 16th-century castle with sprawling ocean views.

4. Castillo San Cristóbal. Also known as Fort San Cristóbal, a fort built by Spain to protect against land based attacks on the city.

5. Bioluminescent Bays.  A magical experience, and an unforgettable memory of a lifetime. Puerto Rico has three bioluminescent bays, and in the waters there are organisms that when come into contact with another organism or are shaken they produce a bright burst of blue light. This amazing natural phenomenon is best experienced during the “New Moon” phase, so be sure to plan your trip accordingly.

6. El Yunque National Park. A tropical rain forest in northeastern Puerto Rico. Follow the trails to La Mina waterfall and Mount Britton, then up to the dwarf forest. At night the forest comes alive with the soothing sounds of the coquí tree frogs, which are unique to Puerto Rico.

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Isla Verde, Puerto Rico

7. Isla Verde. A convenient, clean, and popular beach located just outside the capital of San Juan. The beach is home to a string of luxury resorts and beach activities such as jet skiing, and water sports.

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Island of Culebra, Puerto Rico

8. Island of Culebra. A small sparsely populated island off the coast of Puerto Rico is where you will find Flamenco and Tamarindo, long desolate white sand beaches with clear turquoise waters full of fish, sea turtles, and stingrays. Only accessible via ferry, from a port in Fajardo, it is well worth the trip.

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