Why Work With Riverdale Travel to Plan Your Puerto Rico Trip?
Thinking of a quick getaway or a longer, unique voyage? Perhaps you’re planning a reunion, wedding, anniversary, or honeymoon. Puerto Rico is a diverse destination offering activities for all types of travelers and opportunities to explore within a modest budget.
And your itinerary in Puerto Rico can be whatever your heart desires and customized with exclusive benefits and all inclusive options when you work with the experts at Riverdale Travel!
Bienvenidos! Let Us Welcome You to the ‘Land of Boricua’
Boricua is a word often mentioned and synonymous with Puerto Rico: a native of Puerto Rico or a person of Puerto Rican descent.
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which is 995 miles southeast of Miami, consists of 143 islands, cays, islets, and atolls. Only three islands are inhabited, including the largest, Puerto Rico, measuring over 3,000 square miles.
Puerto Rico offers an unlimited spectrum of outdoor adventures and activities: relaxing on the sunny beaches, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, and more! Take a land tour and learn about Puerto Rico’s rich history, enjoy sampling rum from the local distillery, and savor the island’s cuisine derived from the Spanish, Indian, and Creole traditions.
There’s so much to see and do in Puerto Rico! Our consultants who specialize in this destination make new discoveries every time they visit.
Vamos! (Let 's Go) & Explore Things to Do
Upon arriving at the airport in San Juan, you can relax knowing your Riverdale Travel consultant has planned an airport shuttle ready to take you to your all-inclusive resort or other choice hotel. Take a moment to take in the tropical air and the breathtaking beach views while sipping on a Mojito, or Piña Colada, the national drink of Puerto Rico.
Your consultant will create a personalized itinerary with your preferences in mind. Here are some of the top things to do and explore in Puerto Rico!
Relax at a Beach or See a Natural Underwater Light Show
If you’re a beach lover, Puerto Rico has plenty of breathtaking beaches, both near and far from San Juan airport. One notable gem to discover is Cabo Rojo, located about three hours from the airport. Here you will find the beach of La Playuela.
Or, you can choose to bask on the Escambrón Beach in San Juan or Combate Beach in Boquerón National State Forest, which has the best sunsets. Another pristine beach is Flamenco Beach in Culebra, which is about a four-hour distance from the mainland but worth it.
You can also watch a spectacular aquatic light show in one of three bioluminescent bays: Laguna Grande on the east coast, La Parguera on the southwest coast, or Mosquito Bay on the island of Vieques.
Hike in the Rainforest or Go Horseback Riding
Your itinerary might include driving 45 minutes east to take a rainforest stroll in El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Rainforest, where you can see waterfalls and native birds and hear the sounds of the native coqí frog. If you choose the El Angelito trail, your short hike will end with a rope swing dive into its lagoon.
Another rainforest nearby is Carabali Rainforest Park, where you can rent go-karts and ATVs or go horseback riding on the beach.
How about another breathtaking view? The Yokahú Observation Tower, located at an elevation of 1,575 feet, is the perfect photo opportunity.
Enjoy the Sightseeing in the San Juan Metro Area
San Juan is part of a metropolis, which contributes to the exciting urban life of Puerto Rico. Explore old castles among its unique architecture and tour the Bacardi rum distillery while you sample and learn its history.
Maybe you’d like to shop for some unique gifts in the Plaza Las Americas shopping district, the largest in the Caribbean. Besides being an area of large hotels, there is also casino gambling.
And, of course, don’t forget the exquisite beaches of San Juan. Whatever your preference, speak to a Riverdale Travel consultant about your activity preferences to design the ideal itinerary for your travel style, budget, and vision!
Sample the Cuisine or Learn a New Style of Dance
Visiting the vast array of eateries is a must! Sampling Puerto Rican dishes is an experience in itself; You will find many great restaurants and other eateries throughout the San Juan area.
Experience the classic Criolla (creole cooking) and other native fried dishes, from roadside kiosks (chinchorros) and local restaurants. Want to sample a variety of restaurants in a single location? Head to Lote 23 or the new Distrito T-Mobile.
Also in San Juan, visitors will be able to learn the salsa, plena, or bomba dances along San Juan’s Calle Loíza, where there are plenty of dance club venues.
Visit the Vast Array of Museums and Art Galleries
Whether you enjoy visiting historical or art museums, there are many museums and art galleries throughout the island which will suit anyone’s personal taste.
If you like 17th century Baroque or Puerto Rican folk art, head to the Museo de Arte De Ponce (de Ponce Museum), which has more than 4,500 works of art from many cultures.
Want to learn about the history of coffee? Head to the town of Ciales to visit the Puerto Rico Coffee Museum, where you can sample and buy coffee.
Play Water Sports
You will find there’s a water sport for everyone, whether you’re a novice or an expert. Stand up paddleboarding is best at the calm waters of Rincón; scuba diving for beginners at Culebra and Vieques’ Mosquito Pier. Veteran divers can explore Mona Island or the Wall near La Parguera.
You can also find many locations for water-skiing, parasailing, and snorkeling, or try kayaking in Fajardo’s Lighthouse or even a guided night kayak excursion in Condado Lagoon.
Or maybe you’d like an easygoing water experience, such as a catamaran, boat, or yacht tour – all available around the island.
A Few Popular Places You Must Visit
Contact Riverdale Travel today to connect with an experienced travel consultant to customize your upcoming trip to this very adventurous and beautiful island landscape!
El Yunque National Rainforest
An area 45 minutes from San Juan, where travelers will discover fresh air, beautiful trails, exotic birds, waterfalls, and spectacular views. Pack waterproof shoes, a light raincoat, and most of all, your camera.
Old San Juan
Garita Carts, which are free golf carts, can take you to landmarks such as Castillo San Cristobal, La Fortaleza, and a number of others while learning about its history.
Also found here: El Morro is an impressive historical 16th century fortification built by the Spaniards. You can also find local shops and try out the local cuisine and drinks at the restaurants and bars throughout the city.
San Juan is the center of tourism and entertainment paradise. New to San Juan is Distrito T-Mobile, a five-acre entertainment venue, which is a great hang-out for everyone’s taste, day or night. There are many restaurants and bars, a walking gallery of local artwork, a ScreenX movie theater, and even ziplining at Toro Verde Urban Park.
Be sure to also visit the Condado District, which has upscale shops and casino entertainment, as well as the popular Condado Beach, which offers sailing, parasailing, snorkeling, diving, and surfing, as well as outdoor yoga.
San Juan is also a major port of call for many cruise lines. If you want to taste Puerto Rico for a day, let Riverdale prepare a Caribbean multi-island cruise itinerary instead.
Book an Unforgettable Puerto Rico Trip With Riverdale Travel
Since there is so much to see and experience in Puerto Rico, why not make this dream a reality? This gorgeous destination has beaches, museums, cuisine, land and water sports, relaxation, and so much more!
Don’t put off that Piña Colada on a beautiful sandy beach. Connect with one of Riverdale Travel’s expert consultants today and start your Puerto Rico vacation!