What to do in Puerto Rico

August 1, 2015

3 Must-See Attractions in Puerto Rico

Besides being the most luxurious resort in Puerto Rico, Bahia Beach is in a prime location because it is in close proximity to some of the most amazing things you will see in your lifetime. While the Bahia Beach resort has stunning beaches to savor and incredible amenities to enjoy, these are three of the attractions in Puerto Rico everyone should experience:

Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay

This intriguing place is the furthest from Bahia Beach—located on the southern shore of Vieques—but it is a not-to-miss sight if you enjoy witnesses amazing things. During the day, Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay looks like another paradisiacal Puerto Rico beach, but once the sun goes down, it turns into a sight that looks like it was made in the movies. The bay is filled with millions of dinoflagellates—a half-animal, half-plant organism—that turn neon blue when they get angry. Movement makes them upset, so anything from a kayak to a person to a wave causes the creatures to emit a blue glow that is bright enough to read from.

El Yunque National Rainforest

At Bahia Beach, we are fortunate to have one of Puerto Rico's most amazing sights right in our own backyard. The El Yunque National Rainforest is a 28,000-acre tropical rain forest, and it happens to be the only one in the U.S. The rainforest is a nature lover’s dream, as it contains hundreds of species of plants and wildlife. El Yunque National Rainforest is vast, and most visitors recommended setting aside at least two days to take it all in. This is one of the best attractions in Puerto Rico, with 13 hiking trails to help you savor the fresh air—just make sure you bring waterproof gear because the forest does collect about 100 billion gallons of rainfall each year.

Calle de Cristo

Just 30 minutes away from Bahia Beach rests another Puerto Rico gem—Calle de Cristo, the shopping and museum district in Old San Juan. Immerse yourself in Puerto Rico culture as you stroll through this colorful, lively, historic street. Discover small shop owners selling their handmade goods, divulge in authentic Puerto Rican flavors created by the finest chefs, and explore masterfully restored Spanish colonial buildings dating back to 16th century. From Pigeon Park to the El Morro fort to the Capilla del Cristo chapel, there is truly something for everyone in Old San Juan.

Whether you decide to take in the sights or relax at Bahia Beach, we are sure your stay in Puerto Rico will be unforgettable.