Memorial Day in the northeast United States is the unofficial opening day of the beach. For me specifically, it was always the first Jersey Shore weekend in Wildwood. I was in high school, and Wildwood was cool then, maybe not as much now.
***There has been an update to this post added at the bottom.***
As an adult, however, I try to avoid the crowds. I hate sitting in traffic and dealing with over crowded beaches and restaurants. I guess I am officially an old fart.
Aracely and I have been doing some research on where to spend this holiday weekend and Puerto Rico has popped up on our radar. Flights from Fort Lauderdale, FL to San Juan are fairly cheap and time in the air is short. We plan on renting a vehicle to explore the island for 4 days.
What travel tips can you offer us for this trip to Puerto Rico? We love adventure, so if you can recommend some kayaking, hiking or canyoneering for us, it would be very helpful. Our travel style is budget, but full of adventure. We prefer nature over big resorts and don’t mind staying in a hostel as long as it’s not a party hostel. Beautiful natural beaches, jungle treks, water sports and some good food would be great!
***UPDATE on Travel Plans***
Alright, here is the latest plans on traveling to Puerto Rico. We are not leaving this Holiday weekend, instead we have booked next weekend June 2 – June 5. This gives us almost 4 days, probably 3.5 with travel, and 3 nights. We are really excited to explore and camp on the island of Culebra. Thanks so much for the tips and ideas that led us to this decision. From there we should be able to experience Bio Bay in Vieques. We will also spend a night in San Juan so we can visit the jungle early one morning on a tour. I know we will be missing some other great spots, but the limited travel time doesn’t allow us to see too much, but that’s just reason to visit again.