Top 10 Places to Visit in the Puerto Rico Metro Area

Family Travel, Local Travels, Travel

After visiting all the towns in the Puerto Rico Metropolitan Area we sure have our favorites, and that’s why I came up with this post. If you’re visiting Puerto Rico and don’t have a lot of time or you can’t venture too far off, make sure to visit these 10 spots.

Of course, these are all family-friendly spots as this is a family-centered blog. Additionally, there were places that were still closed due to the damage from Hurricane Maria. So that means that this list will probably change once those attractions are reopened. I promise to make an updated list if that changes!

Note: even though Bayamón is part of the metro area too, most of the places there were closed. That’s why I haven’t written a blog post about it yet.

Top 10 Spots

A lot of the places here are from San Juan because it really has a lot of fun things to do for the family, but you can go here to see all the blog posts in the series Bucket List Puerto Rico for more ideas. We chose these more for its fun factor and historical importance, than if they are Insta-worthy or not. However, you can go here to see a list of the Top 10 Most Photo-Worthy Spots in Old San Juan. So without further ado, here are the top 10 places you should visit in the Puerto Rico Metro Area.

1. Castillo San Felipe del Morro – San Juan

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Inside the powerful Castillo San Felipe del Morro

2. Castillo San Cristóbal – San Juan

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Castillo San Cristobal Tunnels

3. Condado Beach – San Juan

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Sunset at Playita del Condado

4. Escambrón Beach – San Juan

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Escambrón Beach has very few waves

5. Isla Verde Beach – Carolina

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Balneario de Carolina

6. Museo del Niño (Children’s Museum) – Carolina

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Entrance to the Museo del Niño

7. Ruinas de Caparra – Guaynabo

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Caparra Archaeological Site

8. Sports Museum – Guaynabo

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Statue of Roberto Clemente in front of the Museo del Deporte

9. Isla de Cabras – Toa Baja

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Isla de Cabras

10. Punta Salinas Beach – Toa Baja

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Those floaties are actually floating wheelchairs. How cool is that?!

Before you go…

We always recommend you plan your visit beforehand. Cruises and big hotels may offer concierge services, but if you do your research beforehand you’ll have more time to actually do all the stuff you want to. If you need a handy packing list, check this post out before you go.

Make sure to take some cash. Some places only take cash (no credit or debit cards), or only take certain types of credit cards.  Dress comfortably if you’re visiting during the summer, as it gets hot and humid! Actually, we get summer weather year-round. Only the “winter” months get cooler temperatures, but no colder than 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

So that’s it!

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