From San Juan to Vieques: 5-Days Exploring Puerto Rico
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A perfect getaway for a girls weekend / birthday trip. The vibrant city of San Juan offers much to explore on foot and a wealth of great places to dine! Just a 30-minute charter flight from San Juan, Vieques offers a dreamy remote island experience with its beautiful wild horses, shimmering black sand beach, bioluminescent bay and so much more! Based on my adventure, I recommend two nights in San Juan and three nights in Vieques.
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Where to stay
DREAMCATCHER by DW
Dreamy San Juan bed and breakfast with fun, hippie-style lodgings and excellent breakfast perfect for an adventurous and edgy kind of traveler.
Finca Victoria Vieques
A farmhouse-style bed and breakfast in the heart of the small island of Vieques with creative suites and an Ayurvedic center.
La Botánica Hotel + Wellness Center
Hidden gem in the heart of San Juan offering delicious vegan food, bright suites and Ayurvedic therapies designed to connect with you the joy of life.
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Day 1: Guided tour through Old San Juan
Day 2: Wander the city & visit Condado Beach
Spend the day wandering on foot while stopping for coffee and lots of culinary goodness along the way! Spend some time at Condado Beach.
Day 3: Travel to Vieques
Enjoy coffee & lunch in San Juan then jump on a 30 minute charter flight to Vieques! The view is stunning!
After you’ve spent time swooning over your stay for the upcoming nights, take a stroll on Esperanza Beach, have dinner & watch the sunset.
I recommend booking your flight in advance with Vieques Air Link. I also recommend reservations for all tours and dining experiences on the Island. Call all taxis ahead of time or schedule rides.
Day 4: Playa Negra & bioluminescent bay
Spend the day outside! Go horseback riding & visit Playa Negra. After dinner, take a night tour of the bioluminescent bay for a beautiful glowing view above and below. Very little light pollution makes Vieques perfect for star gazing!
Day 5: Adventure outdoors & visit the spa
Spend more time outside with activities like bike riding, hiking or jet skiing. Take photos (from a distance) of all the wild horses you meet along the way — they’re so sweet!
Before check-out, treat yourself to a spa service. At Finca Victoria, I enjoyed a therapeutic massage followed by an outdoor shower.
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