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
Collect your hire car on arrival and take the short drive to your hotel in San Juan before driving on in the morning.
Known as the 'Pearl of the South' or 'Museum City', Ponce is located on Puerto Rico's south coast and is known for historical and cultural attractions. Why not take an afternoon tour of the Museo de Arte de Ponce, which houses an internationally reknowned collection comprised of more than 4,500 works of art from many cultures, dating from the ninth century to the present. A walking tour is a great way to explore the second largest of Puerto Rico's cities; visit museums, theatres. Also visit the Parque de Bombas Plaza, Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral and Cruceta del Vigia, a 100ft cross atop Vigia Hil. Enjoy the amazing views of the city and Caribbean Sea from the sky bridge. The Museo Castillo Serralles, the former home of the Serralles family and owners of the Don Q rum distillery, is evidence of the emerging sugar cane and rum industries in Puerto Rico in the early 20th century.
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 aging 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. The El Morro Fortress and San Juan Cathedral are well worth a stop. For something a bit different, go on a night kayaking experience in San Juan 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, transfer 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