First Time Visitors

Are you a first time visitor to Puerto Rico?
If yes (and even if no), the following articles will give you an idea of the best things to see and do during your vacation in Puerto Rico:

San Juan Layover Ideas

With San Juan being a major hub for many Caribbean destinations, chances are you could have several hours to kill between flights.
Whether you have 2 hours or 6 hours to kill San Juan has something to offer; from local roadside kiosk food to a tour of the walled city of Old San Juan.
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Self Guided Walking Tour Part 1

The first part of the tour takes you from the Las Casitas Tourist Information Center, along the Paseo La Primcesa Promenade, up past the San Juan Cathedral to end at the magnificent El Morro fort. The section of the tour does include some uphill sections, so make sure you have drinks with you to avoid dehydration.
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Self Guided Walking Tour Part 2

Part 2 of the walking tour continues where Part 1 finished. From El Morro fort, head past the San Juan Cemetery, past Casa Blanca towards the governors mansion.
From here we head back past Christo Chapel towards the Sofi area and on to San Crtistobel Fort
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48 Hours in San Juan

San Juan is an easy destination to reach from the mainland USA and with no passport required for US Citizens and permanent residents, it makes a great location for a weekend getaway.
Even with just 48 hours there is plenty that you can see and do in San Juan
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Looking for great roast pork? Then the place to check out is Guavate, located just south of San Juan. On weekends this area of Puerto Rico is full of locals and tourists all enjoying the local LECHON (roast pork). Here you will find whole pigs being roasted at road side Lechoneras (restaurants), seasoned and cooked to perfection.
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Golf in Puerto Rico

The island has several world class golf courses designed by top professional’s including; George Fazio, Gary Player, Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Tom Kite who designed The Cocoa Beach Golf and Country Club, which will be the venue for the 2008 PGA Puerto Rican Open.
You will find courses all around the island with views of teh ocean as well as mountain side courses.
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Car Rental

If you are planning on seeing some of the major attractions here in Puerto Rico, it will be cheaper to purchase a rental car and it will also allow you the freedom to see the attractions on your schedule.
Some of the rental companies will also arrange to pick you up from your hotel or even the various cruise shipm piers.
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Paseo La Princesa

The quality of the video is great and the images that you will see, will make you want to see this really beautiful walk in Old San Juan. I would recommend that you try to go here on a weekend, maybe late afternoon or early evening, as you may also get to experience local artists performing. Even if there are no performances, you will love the walk.
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El Yunque Trails

There are 6 main trails in El Yunque ranging in difficulty from easy to challenging. The six trails are; Big Tree Trail, La Mina Trail, Caimitillo Trail, El Yunque Trail, Mt. Britton Trail and Baño de Oro Trail.
The drive from San Juan to El Yunque is realtively straightforward and should take around 60-75 minutes, depending on traffic.
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Kite Flying in Old San Juan

If you go to El Morro in Old San Juan any given Sunday (weather permitting) you will see not just a few but dozens and dozens of chiringas (kites) flying in the open area in front of El Morro.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a kite with you, most of the roadside vendors close to El Morro sell inexpensive kites.
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