Is Puerto Rico on your bucket list? Perfect reasons to travel to this tropical paradise
Are you looking for the perfect Caribbean getaway? A place where you can enjoy warm weather, beautiful beaches and delicious food? An island with a fascinating history, picture perfect landscapes, and fun activities for the whole family?
Look no further. Puerto Rico is the perfect destination for nature lovers, adventure seekers, families, and fashionistas alike, for all the reasons above and more. Here’s why you have to travel to this tropical paradise.
1. The strong Spanish culture and history
Puerto Rico received four centuries of Spanish influence under the great Spanish empire that transformed the island’s ethnic, cultural and physical landscapes. Most of the Spanish footprint can best be seen in Old San Juan and its UNESCO-recognized colonial forts. You can easily spend hours wandering around the city and admiring the great views of the colorful streets of Old San Juan.
After the Spanish-American war, the United States appropriated Puerto Rico as a U.S. territory.
2. Picture perfect landscapes
Puerto Rico has one of the best beaches in the world and its landscapes are very diverse. One of the most popular activities for tourists and locals alike is the zip lining which to our knowledge has one of the best mountain zip lining views ever seen.
3. Amazing food and friendly people
It is hard to say NO to the exquisite “pernil al horno” Spanish translation for “slow roasted marinated pork shoulder”. This is a popular dish among locals that is usually served with rice mixed with pigeon peas.
If you are a vegetarian or pork is not your cup of tea, you could try the famous Mofongo. This is a dish of deep fried green plantains mashed together with other ingredients. Locals will be delighted to share and recommend the hidden gems where you can taste these foods like a local. Meal time is very important for Puerto Rican families and they are more than happy to share the table with new friends.
4. A beach that glows in the dark
The bioluminescent Mosquito Bay emits an emerald green color due to the very small organisms every time there is movement in the water.
The Bio Bay is a natural landmark that can be found in the Puerto Rican island municipality of Isla de Vieques.
So are you convinced to visit Puerto Rico now? This is not only a hot destination to explore but it is also a place that will not break your wallet. Don’t make us tell you everything. Pack your bags and take a tour to Puerto Rico. Find out for yourself what travelers are talking about.