Fun One-Day Adventures in and Around San Juan
- Posted: June 2, 2022
- Posted by: Travis Lynk
- Last Reviewed: July 1, 2022
A jewel in the Caribbean crown, Puerto Rico offers world-class sightseeing within a stone’s throw of San Juan. The island’s capital is a splendid mix of the old and new, the familiar and the exotic. Here you’ll soon find that a UNESCO World Heritage site, a tropical rainforest, and thrilling zip lining only scratch the surface of the San Juan area’s delights. A few days in the capital area can make memories that will last a lifetime.
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Experience Old San Juan
Founded more than 500 years ago, San Juan is the oldest city in the United States. The district of Old San Juan, loaded with some of the territory’s finest historical sites, is a natural place to start exploring. At San Juan National Historic Site, you’ll see the weathered limestone walls of centuries-old forts like Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Castillo San Cristóbal overlooking cliffs and crashing waves. Spend some time soaking up the old-world ambience on a walk through cobblestone streets lined with pastel-colored Spanish colonial buildings. Then stop for a delicious meal of Puerto Rican cuisine at one of San Juan’s great restaurants. Among the island’s delectable treats are mouth-watering lechon asado (tender, slow-roasted pork marinated in spices), mofongo (plantains mashed with garlic and pork), and frituras stuffed with beef, chicken, crab, or fish.
From Fantastic Forests…
Just east of San Juan, you’ll find breathtaking scenery and hiking in the misty, nearly 29,000-acre El Yunque National Forest. This one-of-a-kind natural treasure is the only tropical rainforest in the United States with flora and fauna you won’t find anywhere else. From the selection of nature trails you’re sure to discover something enjoyable for family and friends of almost all fitness levels. The renowned Angelito Trail, Los Picachos Trail, and Mount Britton Trail are a few great choices. Take a refreshing dip in a natural pool beneath a waterfall. Then come back at night to see El Yunque’s glow-in-the-dark fungi! Just remember to book your spot in advance here before traveling to this unique paradise.
… and Aquatic Adventures…
With temperatures that hover around 80 degrees nearly all year, almost any day is the right day to be at or in the water. You can visit one of San Juan’s sun-kissed beaches like Playa Ocean Park, Balneario El Escambrón, or Condado Beach where you will find long stretches of sand against a crystal-blue sea. Beneath the surface, admire beautiful marine life on a scuba dive or snorkeling trip. Or for a very special adventure, drive two hours east of San Juan to Fajardo’s bioluminescent lagoon after nightfall. There you will kayak through the Laguna Grande Nature Reserve in complete darkness while being amazed as ghostly blue-green light bursts from your oar when it touches water filled with mysterious but harmless microscopic creatures.
…to Aerial Escapades
Soaring above the tree tops on an exhilarating zip lining ride in the San Juan area provides an adrenaline rush like no other. You can find The Monster—the longest zip line in the world, with a cable that’s 28 football fields long—at ToroVerde, the biggest adventure park in the Americas. Or choose a shorter zip line at Carite State Forest, the estate of Hacienda Campo Rico, or back at the foothills of El Yunque.
These Day Trips Are a Taste of What Awaits
Day trips like these can be the start of a rich and fulfilling new life for you and your family on this beautiful island. Consider the many potential tax advantages as well as these pre-move pointers if you’re thinking about relocating to Puerto Rico. An impressive array of sightseeing opportunities… a vibrant and welcoming culture… and incredible savings combined with a high standard of living. What else could you ask for? It seems that Puerto Rico has it all.
The only thing missing is you.
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