Puerto Rico, A 5-Star Family Vacation Destination #familytravel #ad

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Lizzie Lau

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Puerto Rico A 5-Star Vacation Destination

Puerto Rico has long been high on my bucket list of places I want to visit. It just hasn’t been in the cards yet. Recently, my cousin Cynthia attended Saborea Puerto Rico: A Culinary Extravaganza and sent back the most mouth-watering images.

Puerto Rico has so much to offer as a 5-star tourist destination. For sun-worshippers – 270 miles of coastline including Flamenco Beach in Culebra which has been called one of the best beaches in the world. The Travel Channel has featured Puerto Rico in it’s Top 10 Beaches. If you love adventure, you can learn to kiteboard or explore the 268 acre Río Camuy Cave Park by hiking, caving, even ziplining! The old world charm of San Juan, the second oldest city in the New World, will appeal to history buffs who can explore forts and museums. The capital city is also called the Metropolis of the Caribbean offering world class shopping, 5-star dining, and a spicy night-life.

Luxury + Adventure

Because I’m a single parent traveling with a seven year old, I need a balance of comfort and adventure.  We’re definitely traveling lighter than we used to when we had to bring a stroller, diapering accoutrements, and a clamp on highchair, but we aren’t backpackers quite yet.  Ideally for us, a travel destination offers 5-star accommodation and food, while still providing the kind of fun we’re looking for.  Puerto Rico is ideal.  We can hang out at the beach all day, building sandcastles and splashing in the surf, and if we’re too tired after our baths to go out, we can call room service and know we’re going to get a stellar meal.

I’m excited about the easy hike up to the Mount Britton Lookout Tower in El Yunque National Forest.  The park, in the Luquillo Mountains encompasses a 28,000-acre tropical rain forest, and is home to more than 200 species of trees.  There is another hike in a different part of the park to a 35′ tall waterfall, La Mina Falls.  I’m also looking forward to taking a catamaran day trip and teaching my daughter to snorkel in the waters off the uninhabited Caja de Muertos.  I think we’ll skip the caving at this point, but the idea of an evening boat ride through a bioluminescent bay in Vieques is irresistible.  If she’s brave enough, we can even get into the water and glow like angels as our movements disturb the tiny dinoflagellates and cause them to produce bursts of blue light.

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6 thoughts on “Puerto Rico, A 5-Star Family Vacation Destination #familytravel #ad”

  1. We haven’t been back to Puerto Rico for almost 20 years. Lately, I’ve been reading very impressive things about the food scene there and we’re thinking of a return. Thanks for the push! #SITSBlogging

    • Thank you! I’ll bet Puerto Rico’s changed a lot in 20 years. I recently visited Las Vegas after over 20 years and didn’t recognize it at all.

  2. Oh Lizzi…I’m so far behind I just realized you had a fantastic new site (beautiful!!) what a wonderful vacation – thanks for bringing me some sun. I needed it

    • Hey Liv, you found me! Thanks, I’m still working out what I want on the sidebar, but I’m really happy with the site so far.

  3. The one and only time I’ve been to Puerto Rico was on a cruise ship with a shore time of about 4 hours….but I loved it! You make me want to return. Thanks!

    • Thanks Kathy. I’ve felt Puerto Rico calling to me for a long time. I’m ready to finally answer that call.

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