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5 Best Things to Do on Your Honeymoon in Puerto Rico

Enjoy a romantic honeymoon and explore all Puerto Rico has to offer.

If you’re like many engaged couples, the wedding is quickly approaching and you’re ready to spend the rest of your lives together. While you’re excited about the wedding, you’re also very much looking forward to the honeymoon in Puerto Rico you booked for the following week.


Once the flights are booked and the hotel rooms are paid for, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll do during your week alone. From exploring the island to relaxing on the beach with a drink in hand -- it’s all up to you!


To help you plan out the vacation of a lifetime, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 things to do during your honeymoon in Puerto Rico. These will each give you a chance to explore the island and spend some time relaxing and enjoy being newlyweds.


Here’s a quick look at the things we’ll cover:

  • Exploring Old San Juan
  • Visiting the El Yunque Rainforest
  • Relaxing on one of the many beaches
  • Learn how to salsa dance
  • Take a stroll in Rincon

Take a stroll down the historic Old San Juan and immerse yourself into the culture. Visit local shops and restaurants to experience the true Puerto Rico experience. Image courtesy of Pexels.

1. Explore Old San Juan

While in Puerto Rico, take time to explore Old San Juan, the second oldest city established in the New World. During the day, spend time exploring the historic district, unique shops, historical churches, and beautiful architecture and participate in the lively nightlife.

Here are a few things you can expect to see while exploring Old San Juan:
Unique shopping experiences
Indulge in exquisite food
Walk along the shore
Visit historic churches
Hike to a hidden waterfall

There’s something for everyone in this city with its colorful buildings and festive atmosphere. Whether you want to spend your day buying souvenirs for friends and family or experiencing the local cuisine during a food tour -- Old San Juan is a can’t miss attraction.

Make it the trip of a lifetime by hiking through a rainforest and experiencing the beauty of nature. Visit waterfalls and explore the trails and see all kinds of plant and animal life along the way. Image courtesy of Pexels.


2. Visit the El Yunque Rainforest

Immerse yourself in an entirely new environment by visiting the El Yunque Rainforest. It’s considered the only tropical rainforest in North America. With a diverse ecosystem, you’ll likely see a wide variety of plant and animal life.

Things to do when visiting the El Yunque Rainforest:

  • Hike to one of the natural pools and waterfalls
  • Explore the unique plants and wildlife
  • Take in the beautiful scenery from the observation tower

Whether you choose to rent a car and explore the rainforest on your own, or schedule a tour with a local exploration company -- this is a must-see during your honeymoon. With nearby restaurants and attractions like ziplining and horseback riding, it’s the perfect day trip.

The beaches in Puerto Rico are sure to provide you with an unforgettable experience. With crystal clear water and golden sand, you’ll never want to pack up. Image courtesy of Pexels.

3. Relax on the Beach

Okay, this one is pretty obvious but after the stress of planning a wedding, it’s worth mentioning. Don’t forget to take the time to just soak in the sun and relax on the beach.

When you consider that Puerto Rico has over 250 miles of beaches, you’ll never run out of different spots to lay your towel down. You can explore a different beach every day and even adventure to some less touristy and more secluded locations to make your beach day more intimate.

If your perfect honeymoon sounds like days of lounging on the beach surrounded by crystal clear water with a cocktail in hand, here are a few beaches to check out:

La Playuela
Crash Boat
Cayo Icacos

And these are only a few of the options when it comes to visiting beaches! Each offers a different experience and environment and all are worth the trip.

Learn the art of Salsa dancing and become closer than ever with your loved one. It’s a great way to learn something new and experience it as a newly wedded couple. Image courtesy of Pexels.

4. Learn How to Salsa

Salsa dancing is the most popular dance in Puerto Rico. Meaning it’s the perfect place to let loose and learn how to move with the best of them. While it might sound intimidating at first, there are many ways for you to learn the moves and quickly become a pro.

Once you’ve got the moves down, you can spend your evenings practicing your new moves by dancing the night away. Salsa dancing will bring you and your partner closer than ever and let you experience the romance of the moment.

With beautiful beaches and many water activities available, Rincon is another great destination in Puerto Rico. Whether you spend your day snorkeling or whale watching, it’s a nice change of pace from the other island experiences. Image courtesy of Pexels

5. Take a Stroll in Rincon

If you’re looking for another town to explore during your trip to Puerto Rico, we highly recommend Rincon. Known as the “town of beautiful sunsets,” Ricon offers great surfing opportunities, beaches with calm blue waters, great snorkeling experiences, and even whale watching.

While the experiences may change depending on the time of year you plan to visit, Rincon is another one of those must-see locations when visiting Puerto Rico. A very different feel from other areas of the island, you’ll enjoy a well-rounded and true Puerto Rican experience.

You’ll Never Forget Puerto Rico

You won’t regret choosing Puerto Rico as your honeymoon destination. With beautiful beaches, endless activities, delicious dining options, and so much more -- it’s the perfect start to your new life. So keep counting down the days, Puerto Rico is waiting for you, too.