When choosing a tropical destination wedding or romantic vacation, you may be surprised to learn that the island of Puerto Rico has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for old world charm, intimate beaches, an eco-centric trip to paradise, or a bustling nightlife and food adventure, Puerto Rico has it all … and then some.
This charming Caribbean destination boasts an extensive history of wooing travelers. Here are just a few interesting ideas to entice you to visit the romance of Puerto Rico this year.
We’ve heard more than a few tales of romantic Caribbean Christmases and New Year’s Eve destination weddings. For many travellers, kicking off their shoes and enjoying the tropical beaches in December is more than just a dream – it’s a well-planned gift to each other. We recommend visiting Puerto Rico between mid-December and late-April. The weather is temperate, and everything your heart can imagine is accessible. Keep in mind that this period is the high season, so you may have to pay more for accommodations and compete with other savvy destination travellers. And if your trip to Puerto Rico’s idyllic paradise coincides with a national holiday, be sure to inquire about shop and restaurant closures in advance.
Destinations and Explorations
Puerto Rico has something for everyone, and we recommend beginning your adventure by exploring San Juan, the capital city. Here, you can enjoy a lovely lunch in a culinary hotspot, take in the beauty of the historical city, or shop until you drop. Other romantic excursions include the islands of Vieques and Culebra, which can be reached by boat or light aircraft. And if you’ve never witnessed the awesome beauty of a true rainforest, then a trip to El Yunque Rainforest is definitely in order.
Money Matters and Communication
You won’t need to make a special trip to exchange currency when vacationing in Puerto Rico. The U.S. dollar is widely accepted, and the ATMs are normally well-stocked. During peak times and when travelling to a remote location, though, you should be prepared with cash in hand just in case.
Getting around is easy, whether you choose to hire a driver, rent a car, or join a guided tour. Water taxis can whisk you off to remote beaches and islands, and most people speak English and Spanish in the popular tourist areas (but there are less populated areas where English may not be spoken fluently).
Getting There – By Land Or By Sea
Without measure, Puerto Rico is one of the most accessible islands in the Caribbean, and many U.S. airlines fly there. Most international or domestic U.S. flights arrive and depart from San Juan International Airport, which lies about 2km east of the city. From here, you can take a taxi or hire a car to get to San Juan. You may also choose to fly from Puerto Rico to one of the smaller islands situated off the coast.
San Juan is also one of the largest cruise ship ports in the western hemisphere, so if you are planning a vacation or cruise destination, you can enjoy the city before or after exploring the rest of the Caribbean, making your travel plans effortless and diverse.