Puerto Rico: A Vibrant, Passport-Free Paradise
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island like no other. Sure, there are many travelers that come for the beaches, casinos, and world-class resorts. But if you find the time to step off the sand, you’ll be rewarded with unique experiences that will create unforgettable memories. Make it your mission to delve into Puerto Rico’s rich past, exciting culture, and eco-adventures you won’t find anywhere else. Best of all, you don’t need a passport to visit this Caribbean nation.
Something Old and Something New
Puerto Rico’s capital city, San Juan, offers the entertainment of a modern metropolis with the historic charm of a colonial era. Be sure to bring some comfortable shoes for long walks throughout the alleyways and cobblestone streets. Head to the walled area of Old San Juan to explore century-old forts, fascinating museums, colorful plazas, and stunning waterfronts. In the ever expanding new areas of San Juan, you’ll find vibrant festivals, a bustling art scene, an active nightlife, and world-class shopping. From old to new, you can easily spend days exploring every nook and cranny of San Juan discovering a variety of surprises.
A Culture That Will Have You Craving More
You’ll find evidence of Puerto Rico’s diverse culture in every aspect of the island’s daily life. Spanish, African, and the Caribbean’s Taíno background have influenced everything from the cuisine to the music, creating a unique culture all its own. While you’re exploring vibrant San Juan, eat your way through cafes and restaurants serving local delicacies starting with mallorca for breakfast – a ham and cheese sandwich on a sweet bread, grilled, and dusted with powdered sugar suckling pig for lunch; and mofongo – a dish of fried mashed plantains, garlic, and a shredded protein that can be anything from chicken to shrimp – for dinner. As you’re savoring bite after bite, you might hear the notes of salsa in the air or the hum of instruments and rhythms from all the cultures constantly composing new sounds.
Adventures from Land to Sea
If there’s an eco-adventure you’ve always wanted to try, chances are you’ll find it in Puerto Rico. The island is blanketed by a dense rainforest that’s perfect for observing wildlife. It’s also the perfect environment for horseback riding, ATVs, and zip lining. If the ocean is calling your name, you’re in luck. The surrounding seas are bountiful for snorkeling, diving, fishing and boat rides. Puerto Rico has also made a name for itself as a major surfing destination. When you’re a seasoned pro or a budding enthusiast, Puerto Rico has a wave with your name on it.
Explore Puerto Rico beyond the beach and all the island has to offer. Contact your Liberty Travel consultant to start planning your Puerto Rico vacation today.