Estoy de vuelta de Puerto Rico. ¿No entiendes español? Translation: I’m back from Puerto Rico! Jealous, much? Well, don’t be! I’m about to give you a whole list of restaurants, things to do, and beautiful beaches to dive into for your future visit. Lately, I’ve been doing quite of bit of traveling this summer and trust me, I love Columbus but all this rain has driven me to warmer weather. My family and I stayed in a beautiful villa in Old San Juan off Calle Del Sol (translation: Street of the Sun) and what an experience. Old San Juan is a beautiful city covered in cobblestone streets, diverse culture and history, and colorful architecture. I would highly recommend a visit or stay in Old San Juan, I promise you it will be an experience you’ll never forget.
Beaches (las playas):
1. Ocean Park Beach
2. Flamenco Beach – rated top ten for most beautiful beach in the world
a. Requires a ferry ride from Farjardos Ferry Terminal to Culebra Island
b. About an hour drive from San Juan
c. A ferry ride is about an hour and a half and costs $4.50 round trip
d. This beach is on my to-do list for my next visit
3. Condado Beach
4. La Playa de Isla Verde
a. This was the first beach we went too and it was beautiful
b. It had white sand and crystal clear water, I loved it!
5. Escambron Beach
a. If you’re looking to do freestyle snorkeling, come here!
b. The water is so warm and you’ll love seeing all the tropical fish swimming around you
Things To-Do (cosas por hacer):
Drinks & Booze (bebidas):
I had an amazing time in Old San Juan and I would highly recommend this city as a destination of travel for those looking to get an international feel without having a passport. It’s kid-friendly, but the atmosphere of the city makes it tailored towards adults.
If you have any additional tips, questions, or recommendations to add to my post, please feel free to share. Thanks to everyone who contributed to my experience by adding your personal recommendations on my Instagram post. I hope this blog post can be considered a resource to those who are looking to travel to Puerto Rico.
Disclaimer: I stayed in a villa in Old San Juan so my experience is slightly tailored towards that specific area.
My name is Morgan Pelt, founder and lifestyle blogger behind Columbus Living – a blog dedicated to sharing stories about local businesses, events and entrepreneurs. I grew up in Columbus and as a creative outlet; I like to share my adventures and experiences through writing, photography and social media. It's time to discover new places, try new food, and meet new people. Let's go!