uerto Rico is known for its festivals, traditions, art, and music — but it doesn’t end there. Puerto Ricans refer to themselves as Boricua, a name that honors the island heritage and is also a state of mind and way of life. Sound intriguing? It won't take long to understand once you explore its mural-filled streets and feel the passion in the music – from bomba to plena, salsa, and urban sounds like reggaetón; Puerto Rican pride comes through in every beat. Continue reading to discover more, and please reach out when inspiration strikes! It would be my privilege to personalize your Puerto Rican adventure and spoil you with plenty of upgrades and perks along the way.
1. LIVE BORICUA & EMBRACE THE VIBRANT ISLAND CULTURE
Blessed with a rich history and culture, exceptional food, pristine beaches, majestic mountains, and endless opportunities for relaxation and adventure — Puerto Rico is a dreamy island escape. And while anytime is a good time to visit, last summer marked the 500th anniversary of the founding of San Juan, making it an especially enticing time to take part in island festivities and experience all this colorful destination has to offer.
2. GO ON AMAZING ADVENTURES
Puerto Rico's tropical climate and uniquely diverse typography make it an ideal destination for extraordinary adventures. Kayak to discover unique bioluminescent bays in Fajardo, Vieques, or Lajas. Experience exhilarating aerial views of El Yunque National Forest as you speed through the rainforest canopy by zipline. Go on a private sailing catamaran through Isla Palomino or swim and snorkel in Culebra. And if your idea of adventure is one that makes your mouth water, tasting your way through the historic streets of San Juan on a culinary walking tour will not disappoint.
3. EXPLORE ALL THE NATURAL BEAUTY
Puerto Rico is roughly three times the size of Rhode Island, and yet has incredible geographic diversity. From picture-perfect beaches and one-of-a-kind hikes to the only tropical rainforest in the United States, it is filled with countless reasons to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty of the island. You can drive around it in a couple of hours, although stopping and enjoying the multitude of sights along the way is highly recommended.
4. SAVOR THE ISLAND FLAVORS
Puerto Rican cuisine is as diverse as its landscapes, and offers an explosion of bold flavors and eclectic food that represent the island’s Spanish, Taíno, and African roots. With a booming farm-to-table and sea-to-table tendency, the chefs and kitchens across the island aim to please even the pickiest of palates. Follow your appetite (and curiosity) across Puerto Rico and you'll be sure to find staple dishes such as mofongo, made of deep-fried green plantains and lechón asado, a slow spit-roasted pork dish that was recently declared a Puerto Rican culinary legacy.
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