Iconic Summer Road Trip at the Island of Enchantment
Summer is the perfect time to plan an exciting adventure. If you' are looking for a destination that is full of adventures, waves, and sand, then Puerto Rico is the perfect place for your next summer road trip (and with warm weather!). From the tropical rainforest El Yunque and the award-winning Isla Verde Beach to the impressive bioluminescent bays, Puerto Rico has a lot to offer for adventure seekers, beachgoers, and those looking for a little bit of both.
One of the must-visit destinations on your Puerto Rico summer road trip is El Yunque National Forest. This tropical rainforest is a true natural wonder and home to hundreds of species of plants and animals, including the famous Coqui, Puerto Rican tiny frog that sings every night “ko-kee” “ko-kee.” You can hike along the trails and take a dip in the refreshing waterfalls while taking in the lush scenery. Its waterfalls, orchids, giant ferns, tabonuco trees, and palms make it a true paradise for photographers and nature lovers. Per Discover Puerto Rico, on El Yunque's main road, visitors will find La Coca waterfall and Yokahú Tower, an observation spot that looks over the rainforest's diverse green vegetation and on to the east coast of the island.
Another unique and unforgettable experience in Puerto Rico is a visit to one of the bioluminescent bays. These bays are filled with microscopic organisms that emit a glowing light, making the water appear to be lit up at night. Take a guided kayak tour to see this magical phenomenon up close and personal. Visit Bahia Mosquito in Vieques, Laguna Grande in Fajardo, or La Parguera in Lajas for an once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Next, head to the award-winning Isla Verde Beach, one of the best beaches in the metropolitan area. Its shores are framed with tall palm trees, restaurants, and shops. The beach boasts soft, white sand and crystal-clear waters, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, exercising, or just relaxing with a new book.
If you are looking for an iconic stay on your road trip, Fairmont El San Juan Hotel offers the ultimate in pampering. The hotel features four magnificent pools, each with its own unique atmosphere, and private cabanas for an extra touch of luxury. If you are an active person, you can try exciting water sports like jet skiing and paddleboarding right at the Isla Verde Beach, where the hotel is located.
A range of fitness and wellness sessions, such as yoga under the hotel’s legendary 300 years old Banyan Tree, also make it the ideal island escape for rejuvenation and a peaceful state of mind, where your soul and body are able to reach a full connection.
If you are music lover, Fairmont El San Juan Hotel also features an iconic 7-day live entertainment program that ranges from jazz to salsa that will keep you and your loved ones dancing all night long. A magic ending for a spectacular day!
A summer road trip to Puerto Rico is an extraordinary getaway for adventure seekers and beach lovers alike. There is something for everyone on this beautiful Island of Enchantment, so pack your bags for an unforgettable summer adventure!