A perfect summer escape to Puerto Rico
Collected by Maci Wachtel , AFAR Staff
7012 Calle Avenue Boca de Cangrejos, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico
On June 23, family and friends gather on beaches in Puerto Rico to celebrate the birth of Saint John the Baptist with food, music, and dancing. At midnight on June 24, everyone walks backwards into the sea and immerses themselves in the water 3...
501 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
One of the oldest and largest Spanish forts in the Caribbean, El Morro has stood watch over the entrance to San Juan Bay since the 1500s. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Historic Site managed by the U.S. National Park Service,...
151 Calle del Cristo, San Juan, 00902, Puerto Rico
Still a high school student at the time, I was thrilled when my cousins invited me to spend a night out on the town in San Juan. After a few rounds of tequila, an adventurous friend invested $75 in an oversized box of fireworks. We found a...
Laguna del Condado, San Juan, 00910, Puerto Rico
Another recommendation from the hotel staff, paddle boarding in the Condado Lagoon adds a little activity to a restful holiday. Particularly exciting, the Condado Lagoon offers the opportunity to see an aggregation of manatees while paddle...
San Juan, Puerto Rico
For an amazing three-day tropical escape from NYC, look no further than San Juan, PR. A clean, comfortable, and affordable option within striking distance of the airport (no car rental required) is the Marriott Isla Verde. Great long board/SUP...
7012 Calle Avenue Boca de Cangrejos, Carolina, 00979, Puerto Rico
“Isla Verde" is made up on 3 beautiful beaches: El Alambique, Pine Grove Beach, and Balneario de Carolina. Just 15 minutes away from the airport and Old San Juan, Isla Verde offers some of the best beaches on the island with plenty of options to...
Ponce, 00730, Puerto Rico
Constructed in 1670, the Plaza of Delights is the heart of Ponce’s historic zone. It consists of plazas and churches and decorative colonial homes, fountains, and a unique fire station - Parque de Bombas. Plaza Las Delicias also features the...
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