40 Things to do with Kids in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico is a beautiful destination to go on vacation or during the holidays. All year-long you will enjoy tropical weather! Even during the “winter” months with it being a little bit cooler (low 70’s in the evenings and high 80’s during the day) it is still the perfect destination to go with kids!

The best part is that you don’t need a passport to visit the beautiful island of Puerto Rico! Here are 40 things you can do with kids:

  1. Go to the beach! (This one is a given!)
  2. Visit El Morro Fort in Old San Juan. It was built in the 16th century to protect the island from seaborne enemies. You can also fly kites in front of  El Morro because it is located at the top part of Old San Juan it is close to the sea, and there’s always a breeze making it ideal to fly kites.
  3. Visit El Yunque Our tropical rainforest is one of a kind!  If you like hiking, and exploring this is the place for you and your family.
  4. Feed the pigeons at the Parque de las Palomas.  It’s located in Old San Juan, and you can’t miss it since you’ll find locals, and tourist feeding the pigeons.
  5. Explore the Camuy Cave
  6. Learn about the largest radio telescope in the world at the Arecibo Observatory
  7. Eat at La Vecindad del Chavo  Restaurant dedicated to the El Chavo.
  8. Walk across the “Hammock Bridge” Puente Hamaca.  It’s a bridge that is located in Adjuntas.
  9. Visit San Juan Cathedral  One of the oldest buildings in San Juan. It’s the 2nd oldest cathedral in the Americas. The cathedral is also the gravesite for the remains of Spain’s explorer Juan Ponce de León.
  10. Visit an old fire station at the Parque de Bombas Ponce.
  11. Ride El Tren Urbano Hop on for a view of Bayamón and Santurce city.
  12. Eat plenty of food, and pork at Ruta del Lechon.
  13. Visit Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center in Ponce – The most important archaeological site in the Caribbean. Igneri, pre-Taíno and Taíno cultures of ancient Puerto Rico. Uncovered in 1975 after the river flooded and washed away some of the top soil. 9 ball fields (bateys), 186 burial sites, and 3 ceremonial plazas.
  14. Swim at the Bahia Mosquito.
  15. Explore and play at the Arecibo Lighthouse
  16. Take a walk through the Parque Tricentenario an urban park in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico. The park was built to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the city
  17. Enjoy the view, and perhaps some fish and seagulls flying by a the Paseo Tablado La Guancha.
  18. Take a walk through the historical Tunel de Guajataca, and then take a dive at the beach.
  19. This is a great photo op Cara del Indio/
  20. El Merendero de Guajataca Right off road #2 is a stop where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the sea and take breathtaking pictures.
  21. Learn about the presidents and take pictures by the statues at the Paseo de los Presidentes Walkway of the Presidents. 
  22. El Capitolio de Puerto Rico 
  23. Have fun at El Parque Forestal La Marquesa  located in Guayabo City you will be able to ride on funicular and view the forest and park. They have an aviary, and the dinosaur park is located here as well.
  24. Walk through El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan).
  25. Book lover?  Then visit Libros Libres (Free Books) Puerto Rico  If you’re in Puerto Rico long enough, pick up a book and/or drop a book for free.
  26. Take a stroll or bathe at the beach at Bahía del Condado.
  27. Take the ferry and visit Culebra.
  28. Water park fun at the Parque Acuático Infantil “Chorritos Piratas” Quebradillas.
  29. Explore el Bosque Seco y Fuerte Caprón, Guánica 
  30. Visit el Faro de Cabo Rojo Cabo Rojo Lighthouse.
  31. Learn about the Three Kings at Casa Museo de los Santos Reyes  Three Kings Day is huge in Puerto Rico, and this small museum in Juana Díaz pays homage to the tradition.
  32. Explore Cueva del Indio.
  33. Explore Cueva Ventana
  34. Get on a ferry, and eat at a restaurant Embalse Dos Bocas
  35. Check the animals out at Zoológico de Puerto Rico.
  36. This museum is a fun place to visit with kids Museo del Niño de Puerto Rico
  37. Learn about  Ponce’s Museo del Castillo Serrallés, Cruceta del Vigía 
  38. Eat a piragua! 
  39. Visit Toro Negro in Ciales
  40. Last but not least…make sure to taste the food! Authentic Puerto Rican food at it’s best!

There are many places to visit, and see.  Hope you enjoy this list!

Old San Juan
Walkway of the Presidents
La Marquesa Park

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4 Responses to “40 Things to do with Kids in Puerto Rico”

  1. Oh, I hope I get to go to all of these places one day! I love the idea of a restaurant dedicated to El Chavo, that would be so much fun. But top of my list (besides the food, of course!) would have to be the archaeological site.

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