Hello fellow travelers,
we’re back with our Puerto Rico itinerary!
It has been some time since we’ve been on the road and we couldn’t be happier with our chosen destination. We’re in Puerto Rico and are going to explore the island for the next two weeks. I’ll be posting detailed descriptions of the four big parts of this voyage but wanted to give you guys an impression of what’s in store for you in the next few weeks.
We flew into San Juan from Chicago O’Hare with a layover in Miami International. If you ever see yourself having to stay a night in Miami, don’t even try to stay at the airport. I know cash is often tight, but you won’t regret getting a hotel room for the hours. Believe me, the Airport in Miami is just awful. It’s crowded, the people are stressed and unfriendly and the airport doesn’t have any good spots to lay your head for a few hours. I always research the airports where we’re going to have a layover and I was really happy to have taken the time with the MIA.
When we decided to fly to Puerto Rico we didn’t really have a clue about what to do or see other than San Juan. Like you already know we love to go a little off the beaten track where possible and we wanted to make sure that we would see more than just the city. After doing our research and thanks to our handy Lonely Planet tour guide, we worked out an itinerary that would lead us all over the island. To make sure we would not stress ourselves and just cross off some sights, we left out the two smaller islands of Culebra and Vieques and concentrated our efforts on the main island.
Puerto Rico Itinerary
Day 1 – 6 San Juan, Old San Juan
We wanted to make sure that we have enough time for all the history that you can explore in this beautiful city. Some of the highlights we are planning to see are: Fuerte San Cristobal, El Morro, Casa Blanca, Old San Juan Streets, Cafe Mallorca, Cafe Berlin, Barcadi Factory, San Juan Art Museum, Streetart in Santurce, Paseo de la Princesa etc.
Day 6 – 7 Fajardo and El Yunque
We’re going to go on a Kayak tour through the Bioluminescence Bay near Fajardo and climbing some trails in El Yunque, the only Rainforest in the American National Park System.
Day 7 – 11 Ponce and the South
With Ponce as our base, we’re exploring the south coast of Puerto Rico like the Banos de Coamo, Bahia de Jobos, the archaeological site of the Centro Ceremonial Indigena de Tibes, learning how coffee is made on one of the coffee farms and some snorkeling along the south shore.
Day 11 – 14 Rincon and Arecibo
Staying in the mountains around Rincon, we’ll be sunbathing at the beautiful beaches, going to pay a visit to one of the biggest radio telescopes in the world at the Observatorio de Arecibo and looking out the window cave of the Parque de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy.
I hope this gave you a good overview of what’s to come in the next few weeks. Stay posted for updates on our Puerto Rico itinerary and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more visual impressions along the way.
As always, happy travels,