San Juan is an inescapable obsession for me, and a place I have visited many times for various reasons. The first time I visited Puerto Rico, I felt an immense amount of happiness, perhaps there was something in the air, or perhaps it was the fact that I was on vacation with my 2 greatest friends. That first trip to Puerto Rico was a feeling of liberation and one of the most joyful moments of my life, it’s almost as though I had finally LEARNED how I wanted to live my life, that is to live in the moment and relish in it. As a person, my spirit changed, I became a much happier person with a strong sense of self and independence. For these reasons and many more, Puerto Rico will always hold a special place in my heart.
Often referred to as “La Isla del Encanto,” Puerto Rico is also known as the island of enchantment. The island boasts some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, in particular, Flamenco Beach in Culebra. In terms of food, everything from the flaky and buttery mallorca to the local spices of the mofongo are beyond delicious. The sangria here is simply out of this world. The vibrant culture of Puerto Rico is contagious, and the warmth of the locals leave you with a feeling of nostalgia. The sounds of reggaeton and salsa beats will have you attempting to dance as the locals do here, and with some practice, you’ll feel like you fit right in. For these reasons and so many more, Puerto Rico will always feel like home to me. And as long as I shall exist, I know I’ll be back to this island of enchantment many, many times!
at least 3 to 4 nights
Other Attractions to consider:
spend a day at the beach in Condado/Isla Verde
visit Bacardi Factory
visit El Yunque Rainforest
visit Bioluminescent Bay
if you have extra time, visit Flamenco beach in the island of Culebra
TELL ME: Have you been to San Juan? What are some of your favorite attractions? What did I miss?