If you haven't heard, Puerto Rico is an awesome place to visit during the winter months and early spring. Not only is airfare reasonably priced - it's so close to home. Of course, unless you speak Spanish or know a little about the island, you may find it hard to do everything you'd like to in a short period of time. Here are the top eight things to do in Puerto Rico, in no particular order.
1. Go to Culebra
That's right, there's an island off of Puerto Rico, and you don't want to miss it. As explained on Isla Culebra, many people visit to do a whole bunch of nothing, as the stunning beaches are enough to wow you.
2. Swim with bioluminescent plankton
According to Rincon Vacations, one of the most unique experiences you can have in Puerto Rico is swimming with the bioluminescent plankton. There are three bays to choose from, each of which is a good place to spot them. Head to La Parguera or Fajardo if you're staying close to Rincon. You can swim, snorkel or kayak at the locations.
3. Grab a mojito
If you haven't heard, Puerto Rico is known for its rum distilleries. It would be a crime to not try a mojito or other rum-based cocktail as an homage to the native liquor.
4. Hike in the rainforest
Scratch exploring a rainforest off of your bucket list while in Puerto Rico. El Yunque rainforest is free to visitors, and has a number of trails. It's a laid back place so you can hike a little or a lot depending on your skill level.
5. Swim at Flamenco Beach
Sun worshippers and adventurers alike may find solace at Flamenco Beach, which is known for its white sands and natural beauty.
6. Have dinner in Old San Juan
Whether you're in the mood for some traditional Puerto Rican fare, like mofongo, or craving a taste of mainland food, grab a bite to eat in Old San Juan. Walk through the old streets of the capital and weave in and out of the gift shops along the way.
7. Visit the Museo de Arte de Ponce
Because every vacation calls for a little culture. What better way is there to learn about the art and history of Puerto Rico than to see it first-hand in a museum?
8. Tour the window caves
Just look up "Cueva de la Ventana" to get an idea of how amazing this experience truly is. Go spelunking through bat caves to reach the ultimate end point, which is a breath-taking view over a good portion of the island.
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