The Best of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico sits pretty in the centre of the Caribbean Islands, between the Dominican Republic and British Virgin Islands. With warm and tropical weather throughout the year and 300 miles of coastline and almost the same number of beaches, it could prove to be your perfect excuse to sit back and relax. For those that need more to do and explore on your trip, Puerto Rico does not disappoint, from the historic capital city of San Juan to El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. Since the island is a U.S territory, getting here is incredibly easy and driving here is the same as driving on the roads and highways of the continental states.
- Historic Old San Juan
- El Yunque National Park
On arrival in San Juan, collect your hire car and spend your first night in Puerto Rico relaxing at your hotel before continuing on in the morning.
This morning, make the short journey to Ponce, known as the 'Pearl of the South', the city is located on Puerto Rico's south coast and is teeming with historical and cultural attractions to enjoy. Why not take an afternoon tour of the Museo de Arte de Ponce or take a walking tour; a great way to explore the second largest of Puerto Rico's cities. You could also visit Cruceta del Vigia, a 100ft cross atop Vigia Hill and Enjoy the amazing views of the city and Caribbean Sea from the sky bridge.
On your way back to San Juan today, stop off at Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park and enjoy their unforgettable ziplining experiences, including the 'Monster', America's longest zipline. Visit Puerto Rico's oldest distillery, Ron Del Barrilito; founded in 1880, they still use the same secret formula and ageing process as they did nearly 150 years ago. Take a walking tour of Old San Juan and see the pastel coloured streets that make up the island's cultural heart. For something a bit different, go on a night kayaking experience in San Juan's picturesque lagoon; a unique way to see the city.
From San Juan, you can also visit El Yunque National Rainforest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. The area has a hugely diverse ecosystem and is home to hundreds of unique plant and animal species, including the island's famous coqui frog.
Today, return to San Juan airport for your onward flight.
- 7 nights' accomodation
- International flights from London (please ask if regional airports are required)
- Car rental
- A detailed and comprehensive travel pack with maps