When you head south for a honeymoon, you’re usually looking for great beaches, sea and land sports, good food and accommodations – all of which Puerto Rico has in abundance.
They also have a dazzling night life; the after-dark sometimes combines the hip of New York with the hot of Miami. Catch a show in San Juan at the Centro de Bellas Artes or Teatro Tapla. Or Brava, which spins dance music until 3 a.m. Or Latin Roots, a trendy salsa bar.
What to do
Enjoy some of the greatest beaches in the world – often in secluded bays.
Do a walking tour of Old San Juan, with its historic cobble-stoned streets, dine on Latin-fusion cuisine and enjoy Spanish tapas.
Visit a rainforest with waterfalls and wildlife.
If you’re adventurous, take an excursion to Rio Camuy Cave Park in Northern Puerto Rico with the third-largest cave system and underground river in the world. Descend 200 feet into a sinkhole and hike among stalagmites that are millions of years old.
There are sophisticated upscale full-service hotels with casinos. Or you may prefer a boutique experience.
Then there are the great resort beach hotels along the city’s eastern coast with all sports from golf to snorkeling to windsurfing.
An alternative to hotels are Paradores. These are private family-owned boutique hotels throughout the island, near beaches and mountains.
- Canadian citizens require a valid passport. No visa is required.
- Puerto Rico is a commonwealth country under the U.S.A, so uses the U.S. dollar.
- There are no non-stop flights from Canada, but Air Canada, WestJet and American Airlines have flights with just one stop.
- There are more than 200 hours of bright sunshine per month. May and July are the brightest months. Expect some showers in San Juan between May and December.
Originally published in Today’s Bride magazine, Spring/Summer 2013.