Local Area Guide: What to do in Puerto Rico!

Casinos

If you have come to play, you are in the right place! Puerto Rico Casinos are regarded among some of the best Casinos in the Caribbean. All casinos are tightly regulated by the government and offer a variety of popular table games like Blackjack, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Roulette and many others.

Catamaran Day Trips

Sailing or boating excursions provides Day Sail Charter for individuals, small & large private groups and corporate groups aboard the Caribbeans most spacious and comfortable fleet of power catamarans. Guests can snorkel crystal clear Caribbean waters, and beautiful white sand beaches on deserted cays off the east coast of Puerto Rico as well as excursions to Culebra, Culebrita, Vieques and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin islands. Lunch Buffet and beach barbecues served. Full and half day sailing trips available. Book Now: https://luxuryvillas.myconcierge.io

Caves and Caverns

In Puerto Rico there are some 2,000 caves, of which about 415 have been explored. The best known system of caves in Puerto Rico is the Cavernas del Ro Camuy between the municipalities of Lares, Camuy, and Hatillo. One part of the system has been developed as a tourist attraction known as the Parque de las Cavernas del Ro Camuy (Camuy River Caverns Park). According to speleologists, the Ro Camuy system, when it is at its peak, may be one of the most voluminous underground rivers in the world. Another of the most important systems is the Cuevas del Ro Encantado, which is found between the municipalities of Florida, Ciales, and Manat.. It has one of the longest submerged passages through which human beings can pass. Two other important cave systems in the northern area are Cueva Sorbetos and Cueva Mata de Pltano, both in Arecibo. Cueva Sorbetos is thought to be the most beautiful in Puerto Rico given the type of formations (speleothemas) in the shape of straws. Cueva Mata de Pltano, on the other hand, is characterized by the large number of bats that roost there and the constant presence of the Puerto Rican boa (Epicrates inornatus). The Aguas Buenas system of caves extends for one kilometer and is made up of principal galleries of approximately that length. The Ro Cagitas, a tributary of the Ro Grande of Loza, has its origin here. Inside it are pre-Taino and Taino wall paintings. It is thought to be a refuge for wildlife, as 52 species have been identified, of which 50 percent are endemic.

Chef Services

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Eco-Tours

In for a real action packed adventure? Visit El Yunque Rain Forest in a whole different way -- go hiking, rapeling and ziplining with expert adventure guides. Nature and adventure tour operators can help create a vacation as gentle or as action packed as you want it. To Book visit our Concierge https://luxuryvillas.myconcierge.io

Fishing

Puerto Rico is an island with a strong and certainly beckoning offshore fishing reputation. The charm for anglers is a year-round fishery for blue marlin, one mostly pursued by trolling. Puerto Ricos fortuitous positioning in the eastern end of the Greater Antilles, with the Atlantic Ocean on the north and Caribbean Sea on the south, makes this possible.

Golf Courses

Best Golf Courses in Puerto Rico! Puerto Rico offers 21 world class golf courses with amazing vistas and perfect playing weather year round. The pros have taken notice and for the last 7 years the island has hosted the PR Open, the only official PGA event in the Caribbean.

Horse Back Riding

Enjoy spectacular trails through the mountains or the sandy beach. See several Horseback Riding Tour Operators we recommend

Kayaking Tours

Bio Bay Tours offers nightly excursions through the amazing waters of Fajardo & Vieques. Bilingual guides explain the fragile ecology of the plants and animals of the bay, give interpretive star lectures, and then visit an area of high bioluminescent concentration, giving visitors the chance to swim with the millions of glowing creatures. Humacao Natural Reserve offers spectacular views and fun kayaking for the entire family. Book Now: https://luxuryvillas.myconcierge.io

Kosher Puerto Rico

General Information The Shul is located in 17 Dalia Street, Isla Verde. 787-253-0894. There is a Daily morning minyan Sundays at 8:30AM, Monday-Thursday at 7:30AM, Rosh Chodesh at 7:20AM, Friday Mincha following candle lighting (please call the Rabbi to confirm Mincha) followed with Kabballat Shabbat 6:30PM, Shabbat morning 9:00AM followed by a fantastic buffet kiddush with a hot cholent. Kosher food is available for delivery. For more information, please contact Chabad of Puerto Rico at www.chabadpuertorico.com. Local Supermarkets carry the basic national products with kosher symbols (bagels, cereals, mayonaise, chips, canned foods . The major chains located throughout the island are (Pueblo, Grande, and Amigo Supermarkets).

Las Fiestas de San Sebastian at Old San Juan

Las Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian also known as San Se, is a very popular Puerto Rican festivity that takes place in the Old San Juan. It is a four-day event that starts the third Thursday of January through Sunday. This festive is in honor of Saint Sebastian. January 20th is the day that Catholic Church celebrates the life of this Saint. More than 200,000 people participate in this festival, making this activity be recognized internationally. n the present, the addition of artisans has acquired more importance, as well as music and dance in the nights. Also, artists perform at different stages localized around the Old San Juan. Cabezudos now include characters representing the Puerto Rican folklore that pass through the streets dancing and singing followed by the public. Now, the parade is longer than the past ones and the municipality of San Juan is responsible in organizing the entire festival.

Movie Theaters

Caribbean Cinemas: For more information, please log on to www.caribbeancinemas.com

Shopping Centers

No matter where you are in the Island, there is always a shopping mall within reach. With more than 20 shopping malls, including the biggest one in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is a shoppers delight. Smaller boutique stores in Old San Juan and Condado offer a more intimate shopping experience for those searching for luxury, designer fashions and artisan goods. So get ready to shop till you drop.

Tennis Clubs & Fitness Centers

Stay at one of our many resort and enjoy a leisure game of tennis while on vacation in Puerto Rico.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Trips

Puerto Rico has abundance of coral reefs, caves, sea walls, and trenches for scuba diving and snorkeling. Its open-water reefs off the southeastern coast near Humacao are visited by migrating whales and manatees. Many caves are located near Isabela on the west coast. A large canyon off the islands south coast is ideal for experienced open-water divers. Caves and the sea wall at La Parguera are also favorites. Vieques and Culebra islands have coral formations. Mona Island offers unspoiled reefs at depths averaging 80 feet (24m), with an amazing array of sea life. Uninhabited islands, such as Icacos, off the northeastern coast near Fajardo, are also popular with snorkelers and divers alike. Book Now: https://luxuryvillas.myconcierge.io

Chinchorreo

La Ruta Gastronomica del Chinchorreo!! A local Puerto Rican tradition! So, What is Chinchorreo? A Chinchorreo is when a group of people go to a small unassuming bar everyone hangs out at to eat, drink, dance and have fun with family and friends. Some of The foods from a Chinchorro are the famous alcapurrias, empanadillas, relleno de papa, bacalaos, and others types of entrees from the gastronomy of Puerto Rico. Locals love their Chichorros so much so, that regular Chinchorreo tours now run in various towns across the island. Book yours now!

Beach Club at Palmas del Mar

The Beach Club is designed for both the idle sunbather and the active member. Enjoy fun in a tower of twisting 16 ft water slides with over 200 ft of pure excitement. A 1,100 sf water works play system awaits the little ones, a wading pool with its own slides, spray jets, water valves, and a giant spill bucket. Our exclusive facility includes a large adult swimming pool with areas reserved for both waterside lounging and lap swimming.

Historical Old San Juan

Old San Juan is a 500 year-old neighborhood originally conceived as a military stronghold. It is the oldest settlement within Puerto Rico and it is the historic colonial section of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The original city founded in 1521, contains carefully preserved examples of 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial architecture. Old San Juan is the heart and soul of the Island. Puerto Rico its a melting pot of Spanish, Afro-Caribbean, Tano and Anglo influences that converge in the history, architecture, galleries, music and the gastronomy of a 16th Century Old San Juan... If you are interested in history, enjoy a walk on the ramparts, where half a millennium ago Spanish soldiers held their watch. Begin your journey with three stunning Spanish Colonial Fortresses: El Morro, Fuerte San Cristbal and La Fortaleza, designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. El Morro, was designed to protect the city from attacks by sea; San Cristbal guarded from approaches by land. This last one covers 27 acres, and it is the largest fort built by the Spanish in the New World. Dont miss the opportunity to have a splendid picture from La Garita del Diablo (Devils Sentry Box), which is one of the oldest parts of Castillo San Cristbal. (It was built around 1634). Old San Juan, the magnificent walled city, its rounded with magical architecture, churches and chapels, fountains, statues Pretty and comfortable plazas that invites you to stay all over again hundreds of time just to relax and enjoy pictorial people that adorned streets with their typical town chores. ATTRACTIONS: Casa Blanca Museum Cristo Chapel National Gallery La Fortaleza (Governors House) San Felipe del Morro Fort (El Morro) & San Cristobal Fort.