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4 Reasons to Visit Puerto Rico

May 10, 2022 0 Comments
Last updated by Kennedy Stadler

Today, we’re talking about all things Puerto Rico! This small, US owned island in the Caribbean is full of beauty, culture and history, and it’s just over 3,500 sq miles and sits less than 1,000 miles from the southernmost point of Florida, right next to the Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands. Whether you’re looking to play championship golf, explore lush rainforests or taste delicious local dishes, the reasons to visit this small Caribbean destination are endless. It’s time to plan for simple pleasures and dramatic sunsets. Puerto Rico is calling!

Reasons to visit puerto rico

El Yunque Forest (Photo by:

1. The Only Tropical Rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System

The El Yunque National Forest is home to lush terrain, cascading waterfalls, exciting zip-lining and so much more. Spend all day or spend your entire trip here. Whatever you choose, you’ll never run out of exciting things to do.

Reasons to visit puerto rico

Kites over San Juan, Puerto Rico (Photo by: @alyxiaoliviformis)

2. No Passport Required

No brainer, right? Because Puerto Rico is owned by the United States, you do not need your passport to visit. No passport, no problem! At least, when going to Puerto Rico that is.

Reasons to visit puerto rico

Coffee at Caficultura (Photo by: @nincha5)

3. Puerto Rican Coffee is Among Some of the Best in the World

If you enjoy coffee, there’s no doubt you’ll enjoy the delicious coffee grown in Puerto Rico! And where else to experience it than right where it’s grown? With coffee plantations passed down through numerous generations, you know these beans are taken care of from crop to cup. Many of the coffee shops you’ll find in Puerto Rico are actually owned by the same families who own the coffee plantations.

Reasons to visit puerto rico

Pina Colada at Barrachina (Photo by: M. Lowery)

4. The Piña Colada was Created Here

That’s right, True Beach Lovers! The creamy Piña Colada we all enjoy sipping while sitting on the beach was created in Puerto Rico around 1950 or so by a bartender named Don Ramon Portas Mingot.

Ready to pack your bags? We thought so. Cruise on over to and book your Puerto Rico vacay today!

A True Beach Lover