The Perfect 7-Day Trip to Puerto Rico
Even though you don’t need a passport to visit and the U.S. dollar is the official currency, Puerto Rico feels like another world — the ultimate beach getaway destination. Instead of just flying in for a quick weekend, here’s how to spend the best week of your life in Puerto Rico.
Airlines like JetBlue fly into Luis Munoz Marin International Airport from many major continental U.S. cities on the regular. Once you arrive, grab one of the cabs waiting outside to drive you to your accommodations — an Airbnb in Ocean Park is a great choice. The residential neighborhood is filled with mini mansions overgrown with blooming vines and sparkling swimming pools, many of them available as vacation rentals. The best perk of the area, however, is the proximity to hidden gem Ocean Park Beach, a hot spot with locals, rarely visited by tourists. Spend the day getting acclimated to your new neighborhood’s supermarkets, vegetable markets, and flowered pathways, then drag your towels and drinks to the beach for a day of sun and surf.
Once you dry off, get changed for a 10-minute walk to dinner at Pamela’s at the Numero Uno Guest House. You can watch the sun slowly set with your toes in the sand at this cult-favorite restaurant, where you can order meals like ceviche and seared grouper. Herald in your vacation by sipping their custom cocktails while the beach becomes deserted and the moon grows big overhead.
This post originally appeared on the Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog.