We often travel with our kids but once to twice a year we take a "parents only" trip. This was actually some of the best marriage advice we received from a couple we met during our honeymoon in Hawaii. For my husband's 30th birthday, we got to spend a week in Puerto Rico and packed in as many activities as we could. We started the week off staying at a resort near the rainforest and ended the week at an Air BnB in San Juan with some friends. Keep reading for a few of the reasons you should visit Puerto Rico!
Puerto Rico Kid-free Itinerary
Complete itinerary with links to where we stayed, all the activities, and restaurants can be found here:
We usually don't visit too many places twice in a short period of time. However as soon as we left Puerto Rico, we both were saying we definitely wanted visit again soon. The island was beautiful and the people were so welcoming. Getting around the island was also easy. We used a transportation company one day during our trip and used Uber and Lyft for the remainder. Here are a few reasons why you should visit Puerto Rico!
Of course food is one of the best parts of traveling, at least for me. Everything we had in Puerto Rico was amazing. From the lobster, to the empanadas, to the mofongo, it all was delicious. We visited many local restaurants and they did not disappoint! While we were staying near the rainforest, we visited the Luquillo kiosks. There were so many food and drink options to choose from that we had to go back multiple times.
A visit to El Yunque is a must. Take a hike, ride ATVs, or swim in a river. Of course we did it all!
Bacardi Rum Factory
Tour the Bacardi Rum and learn all about how it's made. We even got to bottle our own Bacardi which was pretty cool. We did the historical tour, but they also offer tastings and mixology classes. The tour included 2 complimentary drinks which was a nice touch.
Sunset Catamaran Tour
A day trip to Culebra or Icacos is mandatory! We visited Icacos and it was gorgeous. The tour included lunch, drinks, and we got to snorkel at a reef on the way back.
Kayaking Bioluminescent Bay was a challenge but fun! The moon cycle affects how luminescent the organisms are so be sure to ask about visibility when choosing the date for the tour.
Old San Juan
Old San Juan is so rich in history and culture. We did a historic tour through Air BnB (Yes, they also do experiences now!). Our tour guide was a history major and did an amazing job of providing us with the history of Old San Juan and making sure we got some good photo ops. If you go during December, like we did, be sure to stop at the Wendy's in Old San Juan for a coquito Frosty!
These are just a few of the many reasons to visit Puerto Rico. A friend from college, who is originally from Puerto Rico, gave me a long list of things to see and do so we will definitely be going back. Maybe next time we'll even bring the kids! Stay tuned!
Have you been to Puerto Rico and have something you recommend? Wanting to go but have questions? Leave a comment below!