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An Enchanted Island

The whole experience that is Puerto Rico is worth every penny! I had the great pleasure to stay in Puerto Rico for 2 weeks. It was absolutely amazing. Although I read the entire "Let's Go, Puerto Rico" guide book. It was pale in comparison to having my Fiance as my guide. After living on the island for 25 years, we saw more in our two weeks and he did in his whole life. Currently, Puerto Rico is pushing for "internal tourism". Each week in fact there is a TV program that is highlighting a beautiful place on the island.

I hope that I am able to show all of the many facets of the enchanted island that I experienced. Lucky for me, we'll be returning every year to visit family as well as beautiful places on the island.

The Truth about affordability

I believe it is very important to mention the fact that Puerto Rico is a very affordable. To begin with in a non high season, a rental car will set you back about $200 plus taxes. Although we did stay with family most of our trip we did take a 3 day road trip around the island. We stayed in a few places that I hope you'll check out in my tips. A road trip in Puerto Rico is what I hope people really consider when planning a trip to the island. There is so much to see, that staying in one area in a fancy hotel can never do justice to your experience! Also, eating can be cheap. Puerto Rico is a fast food haven, with Burger King as their top dog. But I'd encourage people to stop on the sides of the road to enjoy the local fare of pinchos and fritura!

Wish list

1. Zipline in the center of the Island
2. Culebra
3. Salsa dancing
4. Festival San Sebasten, old San Juan

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:So much to see!
  • Cons:Can be super hot!
  • In a nutshell:Puerto Rico is so Rico!
  • Last visit to Puerto Rico: Jan 2012
  • Intro Updated Jan 11, 2012
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  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Great pages. They brought back a lot of nice memories. This is one place I need to return. I didn't get to see everything I wanted to last time.

    I looked up the San Sebastian festival. It looks spectacular. When does it take place?
    Deffinately visit Cuelbra. We want to visit Vieques next time.

    • staindesign's Profile Photo
      Jun 4, 2014 at 6:35 PM

      If I remember correctly San Sebastian is in the middle to end of January. We always miss it bc we are home for Xmas and leave before it. Also, we wanted to do the islands (Culebra & vieques) last holiday but the family time took over. We did part of the Ruta Panaramica last time. That's the highway through the mountains in the middle of the island, there is a lookout where u can see the Atlantic and Caribbean oceans at the same time! I hope u can visit PR again soon, it truly is my second home and I love it for all the good and bad.

    • briantravelman's Profile Photo
      Jun 6, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      I looked it up, it's mid January.
      I haven't heard of that highway. We took one through the jungle, then we read a lot of people have disappeared on it. Me too. It's still one of my favorite places that I've visited. We heard there is a lot of crime, but the only time I really felt in danger, was when we were approached by a drunk man at the airport. But I am always on edge, the first day, everywhere I go.
      Yeah, next time, we will go for longer, because Vieques alone requires at least 3 days.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    great tips!

    • staindesign's Profile Photo
      May 15, 2014 at 7:33 PM

      Thanks for the visit! I ventured over to your pages, did I see Macao? I will definitely be checking that one out! Saw that you are doing some travel writing, which has been your favorite so far?

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    I really would like to come and see all you have mentioned. Thanks for a great tour!

    • staindesign's Profile Photo
      Jan 1, 2014 at 4:46 PM

      I hope that you can, PR is truly amazing around each corner. Btw, I'm surprised you haven't been there, it looks like you have been pretty much everywhere. Your page is an experts page!

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Jan 1, 2014 at 7:46 PM

      Thankyou! So many places to see and need so much money!

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    No, never been to PR. Some day perhaps?

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Thanks for your interesting story! ~


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