On the idyllic Caribbean island of Puerto Rico you can find
yourself walking along the beach, hiking mountains, trekking through
rainforest or kayaking through sapphire blue waters, it's such a
versatile location for every holiday makers dream vacation. With a
staggering population of over 3.5 million, come New Year, this
Caribbean island will be alive with celebration.
If you're looking to cram as much into your trip as you can then put these on your “to do list”- Visit San Juan for it's beaches and forts and of course Old San Juan, or head to El Yunque National forest and follow the hike paths, depending on where you're staying, visit Cabo Rojo (approx 2 hour 15 minute drive from San Juan) and experience the beautiful salt flats.
Puerto Rico really is a tourists dream come true, and a photographers heaven, with dramatic cliff landscapes, lighthouses, stunning coastline and lets not forget the vibrant colours of Old San Juan!
With adventure, relaxation and an endless list of things to do and see, you'll love it in Puerto Rico!
Most of the restaurants and bars will have special New Years Eve
events as will the hotels with many throwing gala dinners and having
fireworks at midnight. It's always best to book in advance if you're
looking to go to one of the bigger events.
Head to Condado beach as there are fireworks by the lagoon, or the Puerto Rico Convention Center who also have their own fireworks display which can be seen for miles.
If you are staying at Culebra then the street in front of the ferry dock is where the action happens for New Year, there's live music and fireworks.
You'll be inundated with choice of delicious Caribbean and international cuisine in Puerto Rico, here is just a small sample of restaurants that might appeal:
Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar (San Juan)
1919 Restaurant (San Juan)
Oceano (San Juan)
Dinghy Dock (Culebra)
La Copa Llena at The Black Eagle (Rincon)
I've found a lot of not working webcams, but if a live stream comes up, I shall add it when I see it!
When it comes to your Puerto Rico accommodation, do not dilly
dally, the best places get booked up for New Year very quickly, here
are just a few options:
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel (San Juan)
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort (Rio Grande)
Hacienda Tamarindo (Vieques)
Royal Isabela (Isabela)
Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan (Isla Verde)
You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.