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Things to do in Puerto Rico you don't wanna miss out on in 2023!

Things to do in Puerto Rico you don't wanna miss out on in 2023!
Cristina Miceli
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Cristina is a freelance writer currently wandering around Europe. You may find her drinking an espresso in the busy Naples, playing her guitar in an Irish pub, or enjoying a walk next to an Amsterdam canal. When she's not traveling, she enjoys reading, drinking way too much tea, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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Looking for your next excursion on sunny white beaches tanning away? 

There are plenty of options available for you, from the romantic island of Santorini in Greece to the sunny beaches of Costa Rica and the gorgeous resorts in the Maldives. 

But today, we are here to talk about another dream destination. Puerto Rico is the ideal destination for your next summer holiday with stunning beaches, colorful, picturesque houses, and a great rum tradition. 

If you're thinking of visiting a beautiful tropical paradise, Puerto Rico is the ideal destination for your next summer holiday! 

Best things to do in Puerto Rico

Condado City Light

If you like water sports, you have to give this Puerto Rican LED Night Kayak excursion a try! This tour will allow you to see the city of San Juan from an entirely different perspective. The LED Night Kayak Excursion starts just a few minutes before sunset. 

During the tour, you will explore the entire San Juan lagoon while paddling on your glowing kayak. These kayaks have a clear bottom, meaning that you may even get the chance to see some gorgeous sea animals swimming below you! 

Condado City LED Kayak
Image Courtesy of Discover Beyond

Ultimate water slide day

Looking for some fun things to do in Puerto Rico? Christopher's water slide day is a thrilling adventure you will not regret! This is one of the top things to do in Puerto Rico to escape the busyness of San Juan for a few hours. The tour lasts five hours and will take you to El Yunque national forest, in the eastern area of the island. 

Christopher's water slide day experience will cost you about €80 per person, including transportation and food. Christopher will take you to an incredible natural waterslide only known by locals to refresh from the heat of Puerto Rico. 

After a few hours spent in the water, Christopher will take you to a nearby beach to treat you to some local finger food before saying goodbye. 

Old San Juan's Best Kept Secret Tour

If you are staying in San Juan, you cannot miss the tour of its old city center, the perfect way to discover Puerto Rico. 

Andy, the local tour guide, is probably the most competent person to show you around! His past as an architect makes him appreciate the city's unique buildings and the clever design of San Juan's old houses. He will bring to your attention plenty of details unnoticed by most taking you to unknown lovely spots and secret corners of the city. 

The Old San Juan Best Kept Secret Tour will give you the chance to explore private residences, convents, churches, and rooftops of the old city of San Juan. The tour will cost you only €23 per person and will last a total of two hours.

Jet Snorkeling with turtles

Yes, you read that right! Puerto Rico is home to a sea turtle population. These animals are currently endangered, and getting the chance to see them swimming in their natural habitat is priceless. 

If you are on a budget and would like to save some money, you can spot these animals on your own. Elevate your chances of seeing the sea turtles by joining the Jet snorkel-snorkeling with turtles experience! This experience will take you to the right places to spot sea turtles and equip you with a jet-powered snorkel that will help you swim against the currents. 

The jet snorkel-snorkeling experience lasts one and a half hours and will cost you around €100 per person. After swimming with the sea turtles, you will also get the chance to see a local coral reef and admire its stunning colors. 

Jet snorkeling with turtles puerto rico tour.
Photo by Olga Tsai on Unsplash

Puerto Rican salsa class

Taking part in a salsa class is one of the best things you can do in Puerto Rico, especially when it starts raining. There are plenty of courses available for all levels. If you're here with your partner, don't miss the chance to try this beginner Puerto Rican salsa for couples class. Giovanni is a great teacher, and you can be assured that you will know how to dance salsa after spending an hour with him! 

If you're traveling solo, don't fret! You can join this Learn Salsa In Paradise class which will teach you all the moves starting from the basics. 

Sunset food tour 

Are you interested in the Puerto Rican culinary tradition? Then this Sunset Food Tour in Old San Juan is the ideal option for you. The tour is a bit pricey, but you will return to your accommodation stuffed! 

You will get the chance to try nine different Puerto Rican delicacies and get two drinks. You will love every dish, from the savory mofongo to the local rice and beans and the traditional fritters! 

If you are an experienced bartender or would like to know more about the rum and alcohol tradition of Puerto Rico, book a ticket for this Puerto Rico's original cocktail tour. You will get the chance to try four different alcoholic drinks ranging from cocktails to craft beers.

sunset at puerto rico food tour.
Photo by Wenhao Ryan on Unsplash

What to do in Puerto Rico when it rains.

We won't lie. Puerto Rico gets pretty rainy. 

The country experiences precipitation almost every day, but the good news is that storms come and go quickly and never stay for too long. If a storm is approaching, enter a café, order something to drink, and wait for it to pass. Another option is to visit a museum, such as the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico or the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico.

We recommend having a few backup itineraries ready in case it rains while you're there. Better to be safe than trapped in a café with nothing to do!

Adventures to join in Puerto Rico.

Are you an adrenaline junkie or an active traveler? If you're looking for exciting adventures, you can try Puerto Rico's rainforest zipline experience, go for a mini boat adventure, or enjoy a hike in nature

Hikes in Puerto Rico.
Photo by Beau Horyza on Unsplash

Ready to fly to Puerto Rico?

Are you ready to book your ticket to Puerto Rico and start this new adventure? 

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