Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Puerto Rico: Rainforests and Forts



Rrrrrrrrrico! Pretend like I said that with a Spanish accent. The stop on my cruise that I wish I had more time to explore was PR for sure. It's so big and there is SO much to see that you really do need several days to fully explore the country. Since we were limited, we decided to explore the rainforest then check out the fort.

We got lucky visiting the El Yunque rainforest because it had rained hard the night before, making the waterfalls really beautiful, but that day it was only sprinkling so we didn't get too wet.


To give perspective of the massive trees, I snapped a picture of this huge leaf. Look at how big it is compared to my thumb!

After exploring the rainforest we headed back to Old San Juan for a drive around the city and a tour of the fort. I wish there'd been more time to walk around the city and eat local r but we had to skip that. Next time for sure!



Have you ever been to Puerto Rico? How long did you stay and what did you see? I'd love tips so if I ever do go back, I'll have a list of must-sees.

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11 comments:

Jenn said...

I went to PR last Spring and it was AMAZING. We were there for a week and I still feel like there's stuff I wanted to see. We didn't get to the rainforest but we did get to explore Old San Juan during a full day, and a couple of nights. I'd highly suggest doing Old San Juan if you go back!
And eat at the Parrot Club!

Veronica and Daniel said...

I've been to PR several times, and each time it better than the last! So many different sights to see! El Yunque is one of my favorites :) Some of the most beautiful beaches I've ever been to are on the east side of PR. So pretty!!

Sarah Tucker said...

Ugh, so pretty! I think I just need to go on the cruise you went on!

Alana Michelle said...

I'm actually from Puerto Rico! So exciting to hear of yet another person visiting my beautiful island. Hope you enjoyed your stay!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

All that lush greenery and the waterfall is gorgeous. Such an amazing trip.

Jo said...

Oh wow! It looks amazing!

Megan C. Stroup said...

I definitely read "Rrrrrrrrico" with a Spanish accent in my head haha. I have never been to Central/South America (except Cabo), but I definitely want to get down there some day! Although I guess PR is technically the US? lol

Christina said...

I don't think Puerto Rico ever crossed my mind as a place to visit, but this pictures make me want to go. What a cool place!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I had a great time in PR! The only thing we didn't get to do while we were there was go to the rainforest! I loved the forts.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Never been and always wanted to go. Maybe one day because I must see such a big leaf for myself. :)

Melanie Fontaine said...

Not having more than a couple of hours to discover a place is probably what would probably annoy me so much at a beautiful location like this! :) But the good thing is that you can always go back in the future! :)