Destination of the Month: San Juan
Puerto Rico is a complex island with deep Spanish culture with a prominent American twist, giving tourist a unique travel experience. Travelers get to experience the exciting sensation of being in a foreign country (Spanish is the primary language spoken, roads by the kilometer, gas by the liter) while never leaving the United States (no passport required, same president, same dollar).
Though the island was hit hard after Hurricane Maria, it is recovering beautifully and still has much to offer tourist. Discover a vibrant, colorful capital with resilient, hardworking locals when you take a trip to our destination of the month, San Juan, Puerto. While there, check out 5 top-rated tourist attractions in the city of San Juan.
Old San Juan
Strolling the streets of Old San Juan, with its breathtaking colonial architecture is like stepping back into a different era of time with countless modern conveniences. With over 500 years of history, Old San Juan is a mix of Spanish colonial history layered with present-day Puerto Rican life. There is literally something for everyone to enjoy: beautiful views, architecture, restaurants, museums, shopping, music, dance, bars, and nightclubs.
El Yunque National Forest
Spread along the Luquillo Mountains, El Yunque National Forest is home to the only tropical rainforest in the National US Forest System. Hikers can have a close look at nearly 250 species of trees and hundreds of species of plants. In fact, El Yunque has 50 species of orchids alone, along with an abundance of small wildlife.
You don’t need to be a fan of rum to enjoy touring Casa Bacardi, the largest rum distillery in the world. Enjoy a free tour that takes you into the heart of the Bacardi empire and tells the story of a family, and spirit, that has left an undeniable footprint in Puerto Rico. Oh, and of course you should opt for the tasting tour which is held after the factory tour in a private room.
Surfing and Whale Watching at Rincon
Often referred to as “Pueblo del Surfing” (Surfing Town) or “Little Malibu,” Rincón is known to Puerto Ricans as a “Gringo Paradise.” Rincón is also one of Puerto Rico’s top locations for whale watching excursions.
Browse Outdoor Art Galleries
Puerto Rico has a vibrant art scene, with galleries all over the island. Whether you’re into contemporary fine art, modern art or local Caribbean influenced artwork, you’re sure to find it when visiting the island.
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