Sunday, May 5, 2013
If you are visiting Puerto Rico and you have to stay on budget, here are the top things you can do in Puerto Rico with no money:
Old San Juan: With its cobblestone and narrow streets, Old San Juan is a must see for its colonial charm. You can find shops, restaurants, and museums, as well as historical sites like El Morro Fort and La Fortaleza, the governors mansion. Old San Juan has some great views of the San Juan Bay.
El Yunque Rain Forest: Take a half-hour drive from San Juan, to the tropical rain forest, for a hike along the trails.
Pinones: This area, ten minutes from Isla Verde, is popular with the locals on the weekends during the day, where people can walk through many kiosk that have traditional fritters. You can view how they are made and enjoy the views of the ocean. The fritters and drinks are not free, but they are inexpensive.
Beaches: There are many beaches in Puerto Rico. In the San Juan area you can find Isla Verde Beach, the best beach in the area.
Live Music: Music is a big part of the Puerto Rican culture. You can listen to live bands playing Salsa and Merengue at most hotels in Puerto Rico at no cost. For live music outdoors, La Placita, at Plaza del Mercado in Santurce is a popular spot. Of course drinks and food are not included.
Window Shopping: Pureto Ricans love to shop, and their favorite place is at the largest mall in The Caribbean, Plaza Las Americas. Plaza Las Americas is the place If you want to escape the heat, or rain, people watch, and do some window shopping. It will cost you nothing, unless you buy something.