If thoughts now are toward a warmer location, with friendly people, amazing cuisine, great beaches and just a short flight from any east coast airport, Puerto Rico should come to mind. It’s not only a great weekend trip for your girl or guys weekend, it’s a wonderful destination wedding location.
Puerto Rio has so much to offer, especially as the gateway to the Caribbean. San Juan is the capital and a unique blend of old and new flavor. The only walled city in the Caribbean is also one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean. With four fortresses from the Spanish Colonial Empire, cobblestone streets and tons of historic sites dating from the 17th and 18th century, your wedding photos will have an automatic romantic and classic feel.
The El Yunque Rainforest. This is magical and the only tropical rainforest recognized in the OS Forest System. The island’s oldest natural wonder is the Camuy Caves. This location has one of the longest underground river systems in the world, and offers a site for truly unique wedding photographs. Finally, there is the Arecibo Observatory. This is the largest radar telescope in the world and a perfect place if you wanted to make sure your wedding is under the stars.
Because it’s a US common wealth, you don’t need a passport and while Spanish is the national language, English is spoken by just about everyone. What makes it totally delightful; the average temperature is 82 degrees. With 272 miles of coastline, over 300 beaches, 26 championship golf courses, 37 Unique Zip lines, 12 waterfalls, a bioluminescent bay (SO COOL, everything glows!!) gaming tables, world-class restaurants and of course spas, there is always something to do. So if you decide to get married or honeymoon in Old San Juan, Ponce or San German, you’ll love the food, beauty, culture and exquisite photo opportunities. No one does it better than Puerto Rico so discover, explore and create your own memories.
There are tons of hotels and you can find one in your price range. From uber luxury to family –friendly, there is something for you.
The Intercontinental Hotel – close to the airport and beach. There is day care and activity center with supervised activities for children between 4-12
The Caribe Hilton is in the heart of San Juan. Children under 18 stay free and the hotel not only has two swimming pools, there is a 17-acre tropical park and private beach. Children under 5 eat for free.
Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa Iguana Club offers a “Iguana Kids Club for kids. So they can enjoy everything from sand castle building, scavenger hunts to sailing lessons and dance classes.
Waldorf Astoria El Conquistador Resort & Golden Spa has things for children and teens to enjoy including their own Water Park, golf clinics and rainforest exploration. Honestly, this is my FAVORITE resort and their private island…just 7 minutes by boat from the hotel is the perfect location for your own ‘private island’ wedding.
No matter what your religion, Puerto Rico has synagogues or a church to accommodate your faith. If it’s the spa’s, championship golf, or walking along the beach at night, there is something that will make you happy. The food, drink and people are all warm and inviting and there are deals on it all. Honestly, no one does it better than Puerto Rico.