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What to do in Puerto Rico in 15 Photos

 

Explore Puerto Rico with 15 Photos

Things to do in Puerto Rico

 

Colorful architecture of Old San Juan!

Walking the streets of Old San Juan will make you question whether you’re in Europe or the Caribbean.  Dazzling colors and roads lined with blue cobblestones, give this historical city beauty and charm. Does this picture inspire you to travel to Puerto Rico?

 

 

Beaches in Puerto Rico!

Swimming in the warm waters of Puerto Rico’s beaches will make you never want to leave. If  calm waters are your desire, go to Luquillo Beach on the east side of the island.  If it’s waves you want, go to the west side to Sandy Beach in Rincon. The island is surrounded by unique beaches that are the most beautiful in the world.

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Arecibo Telescope!

Exploring the Arecibo Telescope in Arecibo, will have you wondering whether or not there are extra-terrestrials in space.  This state-of-the art radio telescope is still in use today, and is watching over the earth for the asteroids which may get too close for comfort. It’s location is off the beaten path, which will allow you to see some of lush and mountainous country-side.

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El Yunque Rain Forest!

Hiking through El Yunque Rain Forest in Rio Grande will reward you with stunning views from a tower and cool splashes from its numerous waterfalls. Bring a rain jacket even on a sunny day. It’s not called a rain forest for nothing.

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Fabulous Food in Puerto Rico!

Eating your way through Puerto Rico will provide you with many culinary options.  Arepas, red snapper, mofongo, are just a few of the delicious foods found on the island.

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Surfs Up in Puerto Rico!

Surfing on the west coast of Puerto Rico, known for its swells and surf competitions, is the place experienced surfers go. However, if surfing is on your bucket list but the thought of huge waves makes you a bit nervous,  there’s a great location called La Pared on the northeastern shores in Luquillo,  There are several places which rent boards and give lessons.  Give it a try! It’s a great place for beginners, like me, to learn.

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Interesting Drinks in Puerto Rico!

Having sex on the beach might not be new to some people, however how many of you have had the drink?  In Old San Juan you can visit the Bacardi Factory and In Manati you can find a vendor on the beach who’ll provide you with whatever you want.  To drink that is…..

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Kayaking in Puerto Rico

Kayaking in Puerto Rico is very popular and you don’t need experience to do it.  Many beach side vendors will rent you a kayak for $10 for an hour.  It’s a bargain and you get to check out the views from another perspective.

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A Working Steam Mill at a Sugar Plantation in Puerto Rico!

Visiting the Hacienda La Esperanza in Manati is the only location which has a working steam mill.  It’s quite an amazing site to see as the pistons go up and down, and the wheels go around, making steam to press the juices out of the sugar cane.  Enjoy an educational  2 hour tour.

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Coconut Palms on the Beautiful Beaches in Puerto Rico!

Many beach fronts in Puerto Rico were coconut plantations.The plantations are long gone, but the trees provide much needed shade for your day on the beach. If you can reach a coconut, crack it open and enjoy the delicious juice inside.Oftentimes there’s a vendor on the beach selling the coconuts, saving you the trouble from hacking off the top.

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Forts to Explore in Puerto Rico!

Exploring forts is a must when in Old San Juan.  There are two.  Fort Morro and Fort San Cristobal.  Both provide amazing views of the ocean and rich background into the history of Puerto Rico!

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Lechon in Puerto Rico!

 

Eating lechon, or roasted whole pork on a spit is a tradition in Puerto Rico.  Crispy skin on the outside and moist succulent meat on the inside.  On Pork Highway in Guavate there are a number of establishments which roast pig every weekend.  When you go, be prepared for a party. Music,food, and drinks flow freely in this town.

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Malecons in Puerto Rico!

Walking on the many malecons, or boardwalks in Puerto Rico always mean ocean views, seafood restaurants, and  leisurely strolls.

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Stunning Sunsets in Puerto Rico!

Watching the sunset in Puerto Rico never gets old.  It’s always an amazing site.

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Best Beaches in Puerto Rico !

 

I can’t say enough about the beaches.  There are many, and all are beautiful and each has unique features.

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Inspired to travel to Puerto Rico? Now you know some of the reasons Puerto Rico is my favorite place in the world.  Beaches, history, food, and nature, the island has it all!  Which is your favorite and have you been inspired  to travel to Puerto Rico?

Read here for more exciting things to do in Puerto Rico:

http://boulevardsandbyways.com/blog/7-amazing-things-old-san-juan-puerto-rico/
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