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
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
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.
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.
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
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,