Caribbean With Kids: Exploring The Excitement Of Puerto Rico

Caribbean With Kids: Exploring The Excitement Of Puerto Rico

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When it comes to choosing a vacation destination where the kids can feel included, you don’t always know where to decide on for the best. And although there are so many beautiful places in the world, you don’t always have to travel that far to find somewhere completely, well, out of this world! Because we’re a stone’s throw away from paradise. Enter The Caribbean. The collection of islands that offer their own slice of heaven this side of the Atlantic Ocean. While there are many islands to choose from, it’s the mid-sized culture-clad Puerto Rico that the kids can often go crazy over. Why? Because there’s just so much to explore!

Old San Juan

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First up, when you’re in Puerto Rico, you’re going to want to explore the stunning capital. By finding yourself a suitable base, such as the Holiday Inn Express San Juan Condado, you should look to explore the best the city has to offer. Namely, the historic colonial section of Old San Juan. While the city has its hustles and bustles, it’s the striking Spanish style colonial buildings of the older area that really wows. So be sure to stop by the Paseo de la Princesa waterfront promenade and El Morro, the ancient seafront fortress.

El Yunque National Forest

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After you’ve wondered through the street and taken in some of the classic sites of the city, you may be in the mood for something a little more natural. And that’s where the El Yunque National Forest comes in. Found to the far east of the island, the tropical rainforest is one of the most exciting attractions to explore. It’s actually a natural reserve, despite the campsites and hiking trails, so be sure to keep an eye out for rare birds and trees too.

Culebra Island

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Next, we’re actually going to encourage you to jump ship. Because further east of Puerto Rico is the small island of Culebra. And what a stunning site is it. To take in an additional slice of paradise, stop by Flamenco Beach with its white sandy beaches and picture-perfect waters. You can also do a touch of turtle spotting from the Tamarindo beach, which kids of all ages will love.

La Fortaleza

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Swinging back towards to the city life again, you should aim to see La Fortaleza. It’s located in the capital city, San Juan, so should definitely be apart of your itinerary if you are heading there. Here resides the Governor of Puerto Rico. Dating back to the 16th century, it’s a striking blue and white building that will flood your little ones with exciting historical thoughts.

Paseo Tablado La Guancha

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Finally, there’s the city of Ponce to drop by. Here, you’ll spot stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, best explored from the Paseo Tablado La Guancha itself. This boardwalk can be found in the La Guancha of Playa Barrio and is exactly what you’d expect from a Caribbean beachfront pier. Lined with palm trees, it’s the perfect place to eat, drink, dance, and watch the world go by in Puerto Rico.

Have you ever been to Puerto Rico? What was your favorite destination?

*This is a contributed post.*

Que tengan un buen viaje,




55 thoughts on “Caribbean With Kids: Exploring The Excitement Of Puerto Rico

  1. I’ve never been to Puerto Rice before but would love to visit one day! I hope they have some steady tourism over the next year to help them recover from the awful Hurricane and devastation they have endured!
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  2. I have never been there, but it’s HIGH up on my bucket list. I am hoping to get to PR really soon.

  3. I haven’t been to Puerto Rico yet, but my husband and I are narrowing down our options for a big 2018 trip, and if it’s recovered enough from the hurricane it will definitely be on the list.
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  4. I’ve never been to Puerto Rico, but I’d love to visit. I like the idea of taking my daughter with us as a family.
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  5. I’ve never been to Puerto Rico but I’ve always wanted to go. My husband and I are considering a cruise with our little ones and we want to make sure it’s one of the port cities.

  6. What a beautiful place to visit! I’ve never been but would love to and take my daughter as well!

  7. We have never been to Puerto Rico, but it’s on our travel list. I love that there is so much to see and do and that Kids will even enjoy it.

  8. This is a great, definitely saving for later!

  9. I will always be in love with the beach, which is why going to the Caribbean would be a dream come true. This is a wonderful guide for parents who are planning to take their kids on a Caribbean vacation!
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  10. I would love to go to Puerto Rico, not just because it is stunning but it also has some amazing Drag Queens as well! I love the tranquility of Paseo Tablado La Guancha too x
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  11. I have never been to Puerto Rico, which is awful since it is so easy to get to as an American! It looks beautiful!

  12. Beautiful! Puerto Rico is on my list of vacation destinations! Next year we are planning on going to Jamaica. We took the kids to Mexico (Cancun) this year and they loved it!

  13. I would love to bring our whole family here! What a wonderful place – it is a paradise.

  14. Looks like there’s lots to do and see on the tiny island of Puerto Rico. I’ve never been, but would love to go.

  15. I’ve never been to Puerto Rico but would love to go when my kids are a bit older! I think it looks gorgeous and would be a lovely trip.

  16. Growing up from the Caribbean, you’d think I’ve seen it all! I am definitely planning to explore more of the islands with the kids. I think this is such an awesome guide.
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  17. I can’t wait to our littles are older and we can take a vacation such a beautiful and cultural location as Puerto Rico. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures and experiences. I am sure you created some amazing memories!
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  18. I have never been to Puerto Rico. I have also not really considered traveling somewhere tropical with kids.

  19. I have never been to Puerto Rico, but it looks so beautiful. I would love to see these places and learn the history.

  20. I am waiting until my youngest is just a bit older, but we have been talking about traveling with the kids a lot. Since we live in FL it isn’t too bad for us to get to the Caribbean either.
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  21. I’ve never been to Puerto Rico but I hope to go one day. It’s so sad to see all the devastation they experienced from the hurricanes. I hope they are able to restore the island back to its glory one day.
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  22. I would love to take our kids to the Caribbean someday. My husband and I have been, but it would definitely be an amazing adventure to take them on.
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  23. So glad to see a positive post about Puerto Rico! I have wanted to go there but was worried about all the devastation from the hurricane. You have given me the confidence to try it out.
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  24. I totally agree with your quote. It’s the little moments that make the memories.
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  25. This looks like it would be such a great place to go with the kids. I definitely want to visit one day!

  26. Those places look absolutely stunning! I’ve never been to those places before but I’ve love to go someday. Totally agree with the quote.
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  27. I have never been to Puerto Rico but it’s in my travel list. I hope to visit the Old San Juan for its beautiful beaches and its historic city with my family one day!

  28. The water is a stunning blue! We’ve traveled a lot but our youngest has not yet been to the Caribbean. Time for a change!
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  29. Wow!! I think I need to add this to my bucket list. Such a beautiful place to visit. The peaceful ambiance and this stunning scenery are worth visit. Glad you shared this.

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