Puerto Rico: TRAVEL GUIDE
August 24, 2019
I went to Puerto Rico last week for my cousin’s Bachelorette party and MAN DID WE HAVE AN AWESOME TIME! I have not been to the island since hurricane Maria, and honestly did not know what to expect after all of the devastation and power outages. Puerto Rico is such a beautiful place filled with color, kind people, amazing food and gorgeous beaches. I have to say that the island is back in action, and can really use tourism to help rebuild the city + support the wonderful locals and hard working people.
I wanted to share with you some of my favorite restaurants, dance spots, and activities so you have the full scoop when you are planning your visit. YOUR WELCOME 😉 Here is a list of my personal favorites from experience:
WHERE TO STAY:
El San Juan Hotel
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Serafina Beach Hotel
Air B&B in Old San Juan **We loved this apartment and location**
WHAT TO EAT:
Breakfast at Café Manolín
Breakfast or lunch – Mercado Market in Condado
Lunch or Dinner at AJ Del Pais *great local spot
Tacos at La Güerita-SO GOOOD!
Dinner at CAÑA by Juliana Gonzalez
Dinner at Santaella (make a reservation!)
WHAT TO DO:
La Placita (area to walk around, have drinks, great food)
La Factoria– my favorite dance spot and speak easy!
Visit the hanging umbrellas & take some pics- 154 Calle de San Sebastian
Check out the narrowest house in the world in Old San Juan
Visit the historical Fort- Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Have a boozy afternoon at the Bacardi Factory
Take a boat ride on the Spread Eagle II
75-100 SPF SUNCREEN!!! Girl its hot AF and you will get burnt
Pack lots of color- no black
Make sure to bring a hat as the sun is strong
Comfy shoes, avoid stilettos in Old San Juan (it’s all cobblestones)
Pack a swell bottle or cool cup for your drinks & take it to the pool or beach
I highly recommend you to visit PR! It is an easy flight from NYC and extremely affordable, you will not be disappointed. I am already planning my next visit back in a few months because I had such a great trip. There is so much to see, the city is filled with history and culture you need more then 4 days to experience it all.