"Jumping Around San Juan, Puerto Rico!" Top 5 Page for this destination San Juan by jumpingnorman
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So my Top Things To Do in Puerto Rico based on what we experienced, whether you're coming off a cruise ship or not:
1. Visit the Fort of El Morro at least (swing by Cristobal if you can)
2. Enjoy yummy Puerto Rican Food, specially at Raices Restaurant near the ship docks
3. Enjoy the beaches - public beaches at Isla Verde or drive off to Loquillo
4. Visit the Capitolio and Plaza de Colon to understand PR's history and appreciate the beautiful images on the ceiling of the dome of the Capitolio
5. If you have the chance, get wet hiking at the El Yunque Rainforest
And best of all, Enjoy the people of Puerto Rico - they are FUN, FAMILY-ORIENTED AND KID-FRIENDLY, and with their own UNIQUE NATIONAL IDENTITY!
First time I got a glimpse of San Juan, Puerto Rico, the twins were just two years old and we were just there for a short stopover - I wanted to get out and look at the beaches...
Three years later (June 14, 2009), here we are! We made it to this beautiful capital and yes, the day is sunny and we were so excited to explore the area.
Our taxi driver took us immediately to our hotel which is near the airport, and he suggested a restaurant where we went to immediately as well...our family likes doing things quickly, hehehe...
So, the next few days will be yet to be seen - I have booked a tour into the rainforest and it always rains there and we are looking forward to that...
UPDATE 4 days later: We are back here in Arizona and I miss Puerto Rico already! The rainforest was a great hike, and twins would don raincoats whenever there was a short downpour...the five year olds made it! Hehehe....My wife loved the beach at Loquillo and I'm sad we discovered Puerto Rico only now...we'll be back to explore more of the islands...especially nearby Dominican Republic (and maybe CUBA in the future...who knows?)
I made a video of our short trip to Puerto Rico!
Hope you like this:
JUMPING FAMILY IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO!
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