Top 11 Activities For A Family Vacation In Puerto Rico

Top 11 Activities For A Family Vacation In Puerto Rico

When traveling Puerto Rico you may wonder if it’s going to be hard to find places that kids will enjoy, but great news, there are lots of things to do in Puerto Rico. Down in Puerto Rico you can find a variety of excellent choices to have a great vacation experience with your family.11 Things to do in Puerto Rico

11 Things to do in Puerto Rico with Kids

Here are 11 things to do in Puerto Rico that would be fun for anyone, including families traveling with or without kids.

El Morro and the San Cristobal Castle
San Cristobal Castle

Located in the Old San Juan these two historical structures are both educational and filled with lots of fun and adventure for small kids. The passages, old cannons and labyrinths will make them feel like they are in the pirates of the Caribbean movie. Bring your kite and have fun in one of the biggest green yards you can find.

  • Castillo San Cristóbal, also known as Fort San Cristóbal, is a fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was built by Spain to protect against land based attacks on the city of San Juan.
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro, also known as Fuerte San Felipe del Morro or Castillo del Morro, is a 16th-century citadel located in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ice Skating

The town of Aguadilla has a great skating facility that is open year round. There is a solid surface rink and two food courts. This is a very fun activity for kid but make sure they wear gloves; they can cut their hands if they fall down. Having fun never stops in Puerto Rico this is only the beginning.

Aquatic Parks

Let your kids splash their way to Ponce, Puerto Rico were is one of the Islands best water parks. You are guaranteed to have a very happy family after a day splashing and having fun together. You can also find great water parks in Aguadilla, Bayamon and a small one in Salinas.

Arecibo Lighthouse and Historical Park

Arecibo Lighthouse

Arecibo offers two great options for the family. The Arecibo Lighthouse and Historical Park and the Arecibo Radio Telescope. The Lighthouse offers great attractions for the kids like, aquarium, pirate ship’s, five cultural representations of Puerto Rico, playground, and mini zoo. If you are interested in science visit the Radio Telescope first and then get to the Lighthouse to have some fun.

Lineal Parks

Enjoy the charm of a day in a lineal park. You can go to the Luis Munos Marin Park, Parque Central, this is Central Park in English, or the Luis Munos Rivera Park all located in San Juan. At these parks you can have a great picnic and play basketball, bike riding, and other interesting activities for your children.

Enjoy the Animals

Enjoy a full day surrounded by animals at Villa Campestre in the town of Guaynabo, where kids can be close to horses, pigs, cows, bunnies, and many other adorable creatures. You can also visit the Mayaguez zZoo if you just want to go for a wild experience.

Horse Rides

Go for a horse ride with your family in Hacienda Carabali located in the town of Luquillo. Or you can go to the north and enjoy the great facilities of the Tropical Trail Rides in Isabela. Both offer a very fun experience and a very pleasant ride.

Beach Timeturquoise water in Puerto Rico

Get your family to experience the beach of Liquillo and Isla Verde beach with a variety of water sports that can be of lots of fun for your older kids. Punta Salinas beach in Toa Baja is also a great option for the facilities. Look for the blue flag certification beach this certifies that the facility is a family friendly beach among other benefits.

Go Shopping

Puerto Rico offers the best facilities in the Caribbean to go shopping. You can start going to Plaza Las Americas in San Juan, this may be your last stop because is a huge shopping center. Don’t forget to get your souvenir. If you want to travel to the south you can go to Plaza del Caribe in Ponce. If you want to go west stop by the Mayaguez mall.

Olympic ExperienceAlbergue Olimpico

If you want to have an Olympic experience and practice several sport the same day you have to go to the Albergue Olimpico in Salinas located in the south of Puerto Rico. This is an all in one place, it has facilities for almost every sport, aquatic park, botanical gardens, a small zoo, mountain bike trails, rock climbing, playgrounds, museums, fast food restaurants and many more facilities.

Camuy CavernsCamuy Caverns

The caverns are part of a large network of natural limestone caves and underground waterways carved out by the third-largest underground river in the world, the Río Camuy. There are over 10 miles of caverns with 220 caves and 17 entrances

Puerto Rico is a great option for a family vacation and there are more locations to visit. This tropical Island offers different places that every member of the family can enjoy. A good trip planning will get you a better experience, especially for the kids that get bored easily and need lots of action to have fun.

By | 2018-11-13T15:16:58+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Puerto Rico|1 Comment

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Meagan is the author and host of Mommy Travels, a family travel and lifestyle blog. She has been traveling the world with her three kids for over a decade and loves sharing her adventures and tips with others.

One Comment

  1. Clare November 9, 2018 at 1:47 am - Reply

    Thanks for this great list of ideas. It’s good to know there’s so much more to do than just beaches – I have to say I get bored after half a day on a beach! Do you know if there’s any opportunity for hiring kids bicycles in Puerto Rico?

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