The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is rich in history, culture, scenic beauty and offers a true Caribbean and Latin American experience in one destination perfect for the whole family.
San Juan, known as the walled city is the first port of call on most Puerto Rico holidays. Located on the north of Puerto Rico on the Atlantic Coast, the city of San Juan is divided in two, a modern commercial centre with designer fashion stores, bars and night spots plus the historic Old San Juan featuring cobbled streets, museums and colonial architecture. A number of luxury hotels can be found along the beachfront or for a more intimate experience Old San Juan offers some boutique colonial hotels.
El Yunque Rainforest is situated on the north east of the island, an area of outstanding natural beauty, located just one hours drive from San Juan the area offers numerous walking trails through the mountainous rainforest, passing dramatic waterfalls and offering panoramic views of the surrounding areas. It is possible to hike to the peak of the mountain which is almost always above the clouds, something which will be a memorable experience for you and the whole family.
For a once in a lifetime experience with the family, take a kayaking trip on Bio Bay. It is one of the most spectacular Bioluminescent Bays in the world, where a mysterious blue-green light is created by micro-organisms in the water. The children will delight in the effect of their paddles touching the water.
Puerto Rico is the perfect destination for a self drive holiday and will provide a fantastic cultural experience for the family. Enjoy long peaceful mountain drives and head south to the Caribbean coast to the area of Ponce, the islands second largest city. The heart of Ponce dates from the late 17th century, the core of the city has been painstakingly restored to its former glory with many beautiful neoclassical buildings and facades, the city has been declared a national treasure.
Luxury family holidays to Puerto Rico offer something for everyone, the colonial cities of San Juan and Ponce, the fine sandy beaches that surround the island, mountain scenery and tropical rainforest trails. For those families seeking a relaxing beach holiday, we recommend St Regis Bahia Beach with its excellent Iguana Kids Club and luxurious tropical oasis. The resort even has an outdoor fireplace that does bedtime story reading and activities include bird-watching and turtle-feeding.
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