Things to Do in Puerto Rico with Kids

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Things to Do in Puerto Rico with Kids

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  • Loida O
    2 contributions
    Had a blast! Enjoyed Old San Juan. A MUST-SEE. Explore, eat and enjoy all that it has to offer. You will love it!
    Written May 19, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • sanju_222323
    New Jersey12,813 contributions
    the beaches in Pinones are quite different then famous san Juan beaches- no buoys, no lifeguard- no shower-no parking areas. Some beaches are quite nice, others are rocky. windy and rough waves. so these beaches are not known for swimming.

    but hey, this area is known for its food. Here you will find the best Alcapurrias, Bacalaito, and other local foods.
    Piñones is the area that surrounds the PR-187 from Carolina to Loíza — a sandy road that is replete with restaurants and chinchorros, bordered by the Piñones State Forest on the south and the Atlantic Ocean on the north

    Sundays are the busiest and most interesting days to go to Piñones since most kiosks are open. Locals prefer this area and tourists prefer San Juan. finding parking can be tough on weekends.
    Written March 25, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Melanie C
    Fairfax, VA23 contributions
    Answer sto all the questions we were originally confused about… To get to the area we put El Faro Los Morrillos de Cabo Rojo in the Waze app. No need to specify to Waze if you want to see the Salt Flats, the lighthouse, Playa Sucia, Playuela, or Puente de Piedra because the one route takes you to all of them. We passed the salt flats first. They weren’t very pink in the morning but later when we left around 1pm they were more pink. Both times of day had clear skies with a few clouds. Then we arrived at the gate that says the hours of the gate opening which says 9am-5pm. Don’t expect them to actually come at 9am. The locals waiting in their cars say it can sometimes be as late as 9:30am but on this day they didn’t come until 9:53am to unlock the gate. Talk about Island time! I wouldn’t walk from the gate because it’s about 1.5 miles and often hot. When they open the gate you drive down dirt roads and yes they get really bad with potholes. I definitely wouldn’t drive a car, it needs to be an SUV or Jeep for the bottom of the vehicle to clear the potholes and huge bumps (4 wheel drive not needed). You’ll soon come to the parking lot where you can see the lighthouse just in front. Instead of parking there, we continued on down the road (there’s only one way to go and it’s towards the left), more bumps, and then you get to a second yellow gate. This is where you park for the beach. The beach is Playuela but some call it Playa Sucia- it’s not at all “dirty” it’s just named that by non-locals because sometimes seaweed washes up. There was some seaweed when we were there but didn’t take away from the beauty of the gorgeous white sands crescent shaped beach in any way. We also went on a day considered windy on the weather app and it was perfectly fine. The beach and waves were all great and the light winds didnt bother us in any way. From here you can swim, explore around, or hang out (there’s lots of great shade trees at the beach if you arrive early to get one for your group to “make camp” for the day). My husband and 14 yr old daughter walked along the left side of the crescent shape (left- when facing the water) rocks for awhile and got some beautiful photos. Then my other teen and I joined them to walk up towards the right side to the lighthouse with the main goal of seeing the view from the cliffs and not necessarily checking out the lighthouse. Of all the photos I took, none were of the lighthouse, they were the views of the beach and the cliffs- breathtaking! In terms of any danger- just like any time on land with a drop off just have common sense and of course keep young kids near. There were people of all ages waking around and checking out the view. There are many dirt paths around the area and you can clearly see where you are going so just pick one. And I wouldn’t even call it hiking, you’re just walking around checking out the beauty. From the beach up to the lighthouse is just 5 min and then passed the lighthouse to Puente de Piedra is maybe 7-10 more minutes. But really you’re not paying attention to time, you’re too busy enjoying the scenery! If you can’t find Puente de piedra then just put it in Google Maps and click on the walking figure and it will show you a walking path that leads you right over. We didn’t walk over the natural bridge- just didn’t seem wise. There’s a quick way to get down to the beachy area below that just takes a minute or two and is easier than it may look at first. Then just retrace your steps back to the beach. We had a great time and got some amazing photos. Definitely go if you’re not sure… it’s not complicated in any way like some reviews may seem.
    Written April 8, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Becky O
    1 contribution
    -offered us a cooler and beach umbrella because we didn't have any
    -gave us reccs for snorkel spot (and took us to deeper water to snorkel)
    -offered us rides same day we called
    -very friendly
    -gave us food reccs
    -advised us on parking
    -offered us life vests
    -we thought this man was so good we would pay his fare again in a heartbeat (absolutely worth his fare, if not more)
    Written March 10, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • macolonmd
    28 contributions
    Combate beach is one of the best 5 beaches in all of P.R. The clear and calm waters make it an ideal place to relax. The west coast has Playa Sucia, Combate beach and Buye beach that make a fantastic trio.
    Written February 19, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Enrique B
    Great Falls, VA56 contributions
    Flamenco Beach has a reputation, you'll often find it near the top of any list of top beaches in the world. And for good reasons:

    1) Its long, about 1.5 miles long.
    2) The water is crystal clear.
    3) The sand is light, white, and fluffy. You can walk bare footed without any issues.

    In other words, its the type of beach you expect to see in a postcard of the Caribbean.

    Getting to Flamenco Beach is the issue if you're not staying in Culebra. You basically have three options:

    a) You can take a boat tour there. There are plenty of operators, most of them leaving from Fajardo, that'll take you to Flamenco. It's the easiest way to get there in the sense that the tour operator plans everything for you, and all you need to do is show up and you get a wonderful daytrip to one of the most beautiful beaches in the planet. Tours there usually include an hour of snorkeling off the coast of Culebra before hitting Flamenco beach. While these are convenient, they have one issue: they are often re-routed to Icacos. The reason is the currents can be quite strong, and even when the boat does manage to make the trip to Culebra, its common for a lot of people in the boat to get seasick. So, if the forecast says the water won't be super smooth, the operator will reroute the trip to Icacos, which is much closer to Fajardo. And while Icacos is great, Flamenco beach it is not. So call a day ahead to make sure the tour will actually make the trip to Culebra if going to Culebra is important to you...and it should.

    b) You can take the ferry to Culebra, and then either rent a vehicle or take public transportation to Flamenco beach. This will be cheaper and won't get you rerouted to Icacos. The logistics are just a bit more complex.

    c) You can fly to Culebra. This is the most reliable way of getting there, but also the most expensive.

    If I could re-do my trip to Puerto Rico, I'd probably go with option (b) and I'd try to stay a night or two in Culebra. But whatever you choose, a trip to Flamenco Beach is certainly recommended. There are not many places like it in the world.
    Written May 25, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Andra R
    4 contributions
    We went on a full moon. Not recommended, much better when is fully dark! Somebody told us it is great on a rainy day, the rain drops light up the water.
    Written April 18, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Commander Mark B
    56 contributions
    We found this beach by accident but really enjoyed it. Take your snorkel and go out to the bouy. It's marking a hidden gem of fish a wildlife. An easy swim from the shore
    Written April 19, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • BetsyFur
    Houston, TX22 contributions
    At the time we went, tickets were required. We had to go to the website 24 hours in advance to get the ticket. It was well worth it! We hiked and took in the amazing views. Make sure you wear shoes that are appropriate for hiking as many places are slick and there is a lot of elevation change.
    Written May 25, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • jaddielp2017
    San Antonio, TX136 contributions
    Isla Caja de Muertos in Ponce is a beautiful beach to enjoy. There is a short ride to the Island, but the sand and the water is the best in the south side of the Island. Very safe to swim or snorkeling. It could get a little crowded during holidays.
    Written March 13, 2021
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  • Lisa O
    Poway, CA2 contributions
    We enjoyed this beach very much. The waves were great and not too strong. My husband and 11 year old son body surfed most of the day. The beach sand was nice and no rocks. Our belongings felt safe on the beach when we were swimming. After swimming we walked to Tamboo and had drinks and a nice meal.
    Written March 28, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • BuzzBeagle2017
    21 contributions
    Beautiful beach. Water is calm and temperature is perfect. Food trucks offer good lunch options. Pretty packed w locals and tourists.
    Written May 10, 2022
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  • V B
    6 contributions
    Beautiful waters, so warm, clear and clean. Various parking locations so you may even find a section of beach all to yourself. Didn't want to leave.
    Written May 14, 2022
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  • W S
    Bluffton, SC6 contributions
    We went up the mountains to find this place and get some interesting history of the native Tainos. The place itself did not disappoint. They have a layout in the grounds to see how the Tainos lived. Outside they have the rocks and an interesting setup. I would gave liked to see a plaque explaining what we were looking at. Inside the museum there are several displays which do include explanations. They do have an app for you to download that explains everything you see and how they found it. Their is a guard up front and a staff member who charges for the entrance fee which is only $5. We opted to go see the grounds first and when we came back to see the museum the staff member had left to lunch and locked the museum. I complained to the guard explaining we had already paid and were not willing to wait an hour for the man to return from lunch so the guard found a key and let us in. It was very pretty and filled with information. The drive was a little nerve wrecking as the curves and hills can be scary when it does not accommodate 2 cars. The locals are used to these curves and drive them pretty fast. If you enjoy history this is a very pretty place to visit.
    Written August 8, 2021
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  • Danielle H
    1 contribution
    I did the ATV 1 hour tour. It was a blast. We had a great guide who offered to take some photos for us. Awesome views.
    Written May 27, 2022
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