Emerald Travel logo
peoples travel telephone number

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico El Yunque Waterfall

Puerto Rico’s fantastic year round sunshine makes it the ideal Caribbean destination for winter and summer sun. Explore the charming walled city of Old San Juan, its blue cobblestone streets lined with stunning UNESCO World heritage listed Spanish colonial architecture, brightly coloured buildings, imposing fortresses, excellent restaurants, shops and nightlife enjoy a few local rum cocktails. For a more laid back Caribbean experience, travel to the havens of Culebra and Vieques with truly superb beaches, lapped by turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Bioluminescent Bay just two miles east of Esperanza, a designated wildlife preserve claims the highest concentration of phosphorescent dinoflagellates in the world. Take a kayak or electric boat (petrol powered boats are banned to preserve this fantastic natural phenomenon) for a psychedelic view of the bright green sparkles below the surface whipped up by fish or your mode of transport. Keep your eyes peeled for native pelicans, frigate and cuckoos and below your boat or kayak look for small sharks and rays. Experience some of the best snorkelling in Puerto Rico at Playa Carlos Rosario offering a more tranquil and less crowded experience, with a barrier reef almost enclosing the beach. Explore El Yunque the only subtropical rainforest under the protection of the US National Forest Service. The largest nature reserve in Puerto Rico in the misty Luquillo Mountains experience stunning views, cool off in the pristine rivers, shower in the cascading waterfalls, search for mongooses, non-venomous, snakes, look out for the rare Puerto Rican Parrot and the Coqui frog, its distinctive croak providing El Yunque’s natural soundtrack. Puerto Rico is a US commonwealth and the official currency the US dollar, with our favourable exchange rates it is well worth visiting The All Star Island.