Puerto Rico appeals to a wide variety of people, from those who wish to pamper themselves in a luxury resort hotel and snooze by the pool all day to the more active who may want to play a round or two of golf or go scuba diving. The island offers a variety of activities, with plenty for everyone to see and do; in this article I’m going to take a look at how a vacation in Puerto Rico can be ideal for anyone looking for a romantic getaway.
There are many different elements to the island that make it perfect for couples looking for a romantic place to relax and unwind and simply revel in each other’s company. The overall natural beauty and charm of the island make you feel relaxed, and welcomed the moment you step off the plane. Although simply relaxing and taking strolls along the beautiful sandy beaches will be enough for some couples, others may like to experience the island further.
If you like to put on your dancing shoes every once in a while, then you couldn’t be at a better place than this. Home to Salsa, the invigorating and sensual dance form, Puerto Rico is the best place to pick up a few quick tips. The back street cafes and bars in the capital city of San Juan host salsa performances, and you will be surprised how the atmosphere and the music affect you. You are welcome to shake your booty with the performers there, and if it is your first time you would be pleasantly surprised at the level of energy this dance form requires!
Another popular destination for couples is Vieques, one of two islands to the east of mainland Puerto Rico. Taking a moonlit kayak trip through the bio bay is spectacular, and a truly once in a lifetime experience; on dark nights it is amazing to see; hire a kayak and paddle slowly out into the middle of the lagoon and you will begin to see a change in the water as the movement begins to stir up the bioluminescent plankton. If the mood takes you, and your partner you can jump straight in, and swim in this incredible natural light show under the water. Make sure you book before travelling though, as the kayaks get snapped up quickly.
Vieques is also good for beaches, which are completely deserted during the week and much of the accommodation consists of old coffee haciendas offering a place to sleep that is charming yet cheap and there are some great restaurants too.
For the romantic souls, horseback riding in the iridescent glow of the moon would seem to be a tempting option. You can also watch the sun set in Puerto Rico, enjoying the warmth of each other’s company. The ladies can find their knight in shining armor as the night sets in.
There are a few tours on the island that combine parts of the woodland in the ride too where you could stop take a dip in the crystal clear waterfalls
For accommodation you can try the El San Juan Hotel based in San Juan, which has a “love and lust” package specifically for romantic getaways. You might also like the spa during the day, while checking out the casino at night and the hotel has its own private beach.
Although you may not have considered Puerto Rico vacations for romance, you will be amazed how much your option will change on arrival, especially if you’ve planned ahead to show your partner how much you love them. If you’ve planned ahead, to show your partner how much you love him/her, your trip is going to be a smooth ride and would definitely leave an indelible mark on your relationship.