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Top Five Things To Do And See In Puerto Rico

January 29, 2019
Top Five Things To Do And See In Puerto Rico

Leave your worries and the cold weather behind and escape to paradise in Puerto Rico! From natural attractions like the island's pristine beaches and magical rainforests to sizzling nightlife, Puerto Rico is the perfect place to escape to this winter. Read on to learn more about top things to do and see while vacationing on this beautiful island.

1. Isla Verde Beach
Just 15 minutes from Old San Juan, Isla Verde Beach offers a laid back and relaxed atmosphere just outside of the historical and vibrant city. Voted in 2016 by USA Today as the Best Urban Beach, this location is often voted the best in the Caribbean. The close proximity to San Juan International Airport makes Isla Verde Beach an extremely convenient option for travelers. For more information on Puerto Rico's top beaches, click here.

2. El Yunque Rainforest
Spanning 29,000 acres, the El Yunque National Forest is one of the most biologically diverse rainforests, home to hundreds of animals and plant species. Work up a sweat on the Big Tree Trail and La Mina Trail until you arrive at the popular La Mina Falls, where you can jump in and cool off! Did you know the island of Puerto Rico is home to over 300 bird species? If you love birds, be sure to take an El Yunque Birding Trip. For more ideas on discovering nature in Puerto Rico, click here.

3. Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Castillo San Felipe del Morro, also known as El Morro, sits atop a high promontory overlooking the entrance to San Juan Bay. Not considered complete until 1787, Spanish engineers spent more than 250 years building this massive historical structure. While in use, the fort suffered multiple attacks from the English, the Dutch, and the United States. Today, you can stroll through the 475 year-old grounds and gaze over 60-foot walls to the ocean. For more information about this historic fort, click here.

4. Old San Juan
As one of the most popular cruise destinations, Old San Juan is one of the most visited places in Puerto Rico. Take a day trip to this fantastic city where you will find a warm culture, rich history, five century old forts, romantic ambiance, Old World elegance, exquisite food, and a festive atmosphere. From day to night, there's a little something for everyone to enjoy in Old San Juan. Click here for more ideas for things to do and see in Old San Juan.

5. Bioluminescent Bay
Did you know there are only five bioluminescent bays in the world? Puerto Rico is home to three of them! The most popular is known as Mosquito Bay, located on the island of Vieques. You might be asking yourself, what is bioluminescence? The bioluminescence of a bay is caused by single-celled microorganisms called dinoflagellates. These microorganisms glow briefly when disturbed, usually in a bright blue color. According to US News, it's ranked as the number one best thing to do in Puerto Rico.

For more tips on things to do and see in Puerto Rico, check out the Puerto Rico Visitors Bureau Website.