It’s A Family Affair: What to Do with the Family in Puerto Rico

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With activities appealing to children and the inner child in all of us, families can spend quality time together exploring the Jewel of the Caribbean! From chillin’ on the beach to experiencing island adventure, these three suggestions will help families create unforgettable memories!


  1. Relax the day away – Puerto Rico is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! Take it all in….and take it easy: swim in the ocean, round up the troops for a catamaran ride, learn a new skill and sign up for family surfing lessons. For a little more adventure, enjoy an afternoon snorkeling or diving. R+R on the beach is the perfect way to unwind and spend the family’s first day on the island.
  2. Learn something new – It’s a bonus when vacation can also be educational. The island is home to so many places where kids and adults can learn…but not at the expense of having fun! Visit the Arecibo Observatory, the Arecibo Lighthouse, Historical Park & Aquarium, or the Luis A Ferre Science Park to focus on a particular subject, or check out El Museo del Niño for more than 103 educational exhibits covering dozens of topics. It’s so worth a day away from the beach…and a little shade never hurts.
  3. Explore a new locale – As long as EPA-registered insect repellent is used and exposed skin is covered, family adventure is safe and quite an experience when visiting the El Yunque National Rainforest! Hike through the trails, jump into waterfalls, or zip-line through the trees at high-speed. The scenery is breathtaking, so have the camera rolling!


Families can rest assured. Puerto Rico is vigilantly working to prevent the spread of the Zika virus by spraying public areas with mosquito repellent and eliminating mosquito breeding grounds. The island is taking every precaution possible: ensuring that all health services are prepared to handle Zika cases, providing safety tips for hotel guests, and encouraging travelers to follow all CDC guidelines.


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