It’s true, San Juan is the capital of Puerto Rico, and statistically the largest city of the state, but does it have the most to offer; is it the hub of nightlife and preeminent hotels in the region? Well, that’s debatable and varies between who you ask.
There are other towns to Puerto Rico, most of which harbor their own unique traits that draw in varying streams of tourists throughout the year.
Staring the tour is Rio Grande, a city about 20 minutes West of Fajardo (discussed below) and a scant Southeastern jaunt from San Juan. Rio Grande is known for meshing the commotion and diversity of the capital city with the sedated attitude of a smaller and more elusive beach town. Luxury resorts with encompassing rainforests and beaches are precise examples of the fusion.
Fajardo is another largish town with such natural attraction as Bioluminesence Bay, El Conquistador Hotel, and Cabezas de San Juan Natural Reserve.
Humacaom is the largest city in East Puerto Rico. Its beaches aren’t all that fetching and it inhabits that classic drowsy beach town lifestyle, but what it does offer is the area’s largest hotel, Palmas del Mar.
Comprised of the neighborhoods Esperanza and Isabel Segunda II, Vieques Island is the final stop on the tour.
- Esperanza is characterized by the Malicon, housing several small restaurants, guest houses, a museum, and two dive shops. The neighborhood is a specifically residential area and there is also an adjacent park only blocks away.
- Isabel Segunda II is considered the “city” of Vieques Island II.
Wherever your tour may take you, Puerto Rico always proves to be a memorable destination to the many visitors who enjoy her resources each year.