Tips for Lone Travelers: Backpacking to Puerto Rico

When you hear the phrase solo adventure, you firstly think of travelling somewhere to Iceland, Miami, but not Puerto Rico. Nevertheless, Puerto Rico is an amazing place to go on a solo trip! Solo trip makes you to stop whenever you want to visit more than touristic places but mist-have attractions. Puerto Rico is good for backpacking to see historical places, cultural and architectural treasure. You have lot of natural sights to discover and huge territories to explore. It must be unforgettable adventure!

Best Time to Go

Of course, the best time to visit Puerto Rico is off-season. The peak of the touristic season is summer all over the world. In the Caribbean platform summer comes with the arrival of heavy rains and storm. This rainy weather makes the hotel prices fall down. This is the period you can book a room in the hotel for cheaper price. Just think how lucky you are to book a room in 4 stars hotel for the price of the standard suit of 2 stars hotel. Off season is rather helpful for budget tourists. That’s why try to plan your backpacking trip beforehand and check the weather of the country you are travelling to.

Beach girls

 

Travel to Puerto Rico and around

Getting to Puerto Rico is easy. All world popular airlines are available in San Juan’s airport. You can book a flight from American or Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines. The planes are situated at the airport of San Juan or Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. If you want to travel somewhere on the island you can use such airlines like Iberia, Copa, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines. It’s not a problem to hire a car from car rental Puerto Rico under 25 location just in the airport and build up your trip on your own way. Don’t think of taking taxi! Of course, taxi can be helpful to travel over the city. Your bad Spanish can be helpful, especially for solo travellers.

As you know, Puerto Rico is not a country of one city. It is a territory full of must-visit attractions that make you travel by car or scooter. Bicycle is good for short distances and scooter is good only for sunny weather.

Must-Visit Attractions in San Juan

The best places to visit in the historic district of Puerto Rico’s capital start from the capitol building that is named El Capitolio. You should also visit El Morro Castle, San Juan Cathedral, Fort San Cristobal. The city welcomes you with art galleries. Jump in your car and go outside the city to see Puerto Rican Museum of Art and long line of the amazing beaches like El Escambron and Ocean Park. Don’t worry about being hungry. There are many colorful restaurants in the city and around to serve tasty dishes. The old part of the capital is full of atmospheric coffee shops. San Juan is safe city to visit solo.

Fort San Cristobal Old San Juan Puerto Rico

 

Must-Visit Attractions around the Capital

The city suburbs welcome all backpackers for spending time in adventures. The things cannot go another way as Puerto Rican natural sights are amazing. The main places to visit are Serralles Castle, Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center, La Guancha. Save some time to spend for a visit to the Old Ponce Fire Station, which is the main attraction in Ponce. Don’t forget that you are in the coffee motherland. You have a chance to visit coffee plantations. All visitors learn about the coffee making business, sorts of local coffee. The best restaurants to taste coffee and more are right here – Cabo Rojo, Vieques, and Mayaguez, among others.

Puerto Rico Cabo Rojo Lighthouse Faro de Los Morrillos

 

Places to Eat

Dining in Puerto Rico can be harmful for your health because of street food cheap attractions. Everything is fried, stewed, crispy and aromatic to challenge your appetite. Of course, the street food is cheap and delicious. Nevertheless, you can try to dine in the local restaurants also. Here are just a few recommendations:

San Juan Restaurants

Looking for cheap food, you should buy it from the food kiosks in Puerto Rico. They sell different sorts of fries and bite-sized snacks. A visit to the ones in Pinones and Luquillo should not be missed.

Panaderias, the popular local bakery, has an impressive choice of pastry. This is can be a good place to visit for lunch dessert or morning coffee.

Helpful Tips for a Puerto Rico Trip

You can find a lot of helpful tips on the web. Traditionally, all solo travellers try to learn as much as they can about the country. You may read related articles and feedbacks from people who travelled there before. Here are some advices you may hear: take comfortable shoes especially in the Old part of San Juan and while you are; don’t forget and umbrella from the rain and sunblock from the sun in the tropical forest; use comfortable clothes of natural materials; bring some clothes for restaurants in case of dress code. There are many other tips you can discover on your own.

 

Hostel Life

If you want to travel solo, you want to spend your budget wisely. All backpackers prefer staying in the hostels. This is also the easiest way to meet new friends or travel companions. You can continue your trip together! As far as Puerto Rico is good for hiking, climbing and other active touristic attractions, the hostels are hospitable for all tourists. You will definitely meet with travellers just like you, men or women, who will inspire you and help to find the best way and the most interesting places. This must be the atmosphere to take and give advances, share travelling experience.

If you want to travel solo, but you feel bored to spend your time alone, you should live in a hostel. You can even join the company to travel together or make party this night. The people here are simple and adventures. You are recommended to make a stop at Mango Mansion. Of course, there are plenty of hostels, but Mango Mansion is still considered to be the most friendly and attractive to stay. Everything depends on your travelling route.

Free Food and Cocktails for Ladies: TOP Ladies’ Day Deals in Dubai

Free Food and Cocktails for Ladies: TOP Ladies’ Day Deals in Dubai

Do you know something about the ladies’ day in Emirates? Yeah, it is strange to hear but ladies days are available in this strict Arabian country also. You may come to the pool territory on a lady’s day and try local drinks, food for free or with a big sale. This is your chance to have a glorious weekend! How can it be? Free drinks, cheap snacks and VIP attractions are usually offered for Dubai ladies’ nights. Now, you have an opportunity to enjoy ladies days. Their meaning is new and undiscovered yet. In generally, you are offered to visit some of Dubai’s best pools for free, get free drinks and even lunch. Remember also that Dubai trip needs a car to go here and there over the city. Dubai car rental locations can help to find the best city offer to taste food and have fun for free.

Spicy Korean Pork Belly Happy Buns

 

Nasimi Beach on Sundays

Nasimi Beach welcomes ladies for one day a week from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. You are offered to have fun in the pool and beach territory, enjoy free cocktails and choose something for lunch from the club menu. The price for lunch dish must be no more than Dhs105.

Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Dhs105.

Coco on 8 on Sundays

Coco on 8 can surprise you with a pleasant outdoor territory in the Media One Hotel. Every Sunday the women are free to come. The number of free services for ladies include pool access, unlimited cocktails, light snacks from the period of 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Yeah, this must be the longest party day for girls in Dubai.

Media Hotel, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., free entrance.

Barasti Beach on Sundays & Mondays

There is a new attractive pool platform on Barasti Beach! What is more, they welcome ladies not for one but two days a week. Every Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. you can get free towels, pool, 50% off for drinks and lunch from the menu. Of course, the prices are not cheap, but sales are attractive.

Barasti Beach, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., free entrance.

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Azure Beach on Mondays & Tuesdays

This JBR beach spot is considered to be the noisiest place in the city. You can meet new friends, have fun, enjoy pleasant water and pool attractions on Tuesdays and Mondays. You cannot find free bites here but you can choose a free cocktail.

Rixos Premium, JBR, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Zero Gravity on Tuesdays

The huge territory of Zero Gravity is the funniest place ever to take some rest, listen to popular DJs, eat tasty dishes for free. No doubts that this place is prestigious to visit. You can use all club attractions for free only if you are in the guest list. Try to come earlier to take the most comfortable seat, the tastiest food, fresh drinks. What about food? You can order it on your own.

Dubai Marina, free entrance with guest list.

Drai’s on Tuesdays

The tradition to organize parties for women is new for Drai’s. Every Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. you can enjoy light drinks, sun beds and snacks for free. There is a chance to see the weekly performances also. What a good chance to have girl party at the pool!

Drai’s, Soho Garden, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer relaxation

 

Nikki Beach Club on Tuesdays

Nikki Club opens the door for ladies on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can enjoy the fruit cocktails and light snacks for Dhs130. If you think that it is enough to pay money and feel free, you are wrong. The beach club is very popular. So, you need reservation. Traditionally, if you want to take the beast seats at the pool or at the beach bar, try to come earlier.

Nikki Beach Club, Pearl Jumeirah, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dhs130.

Cove Beach on Wednesdays

This party here may be the brightest in the Arabian capital and your memory. The women are organized to spend time on a pool lounge, have free-cocktails, light snacks. Actually, you can order everyone from the menu. The price for entrance is Dhs100. The place is atmospheric for parties. You can see the marvelous views of the Burj Al Arab. Popular DJs are specially invited for the whole day to entertain your friends with music.

Cove Beach, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dhs100.

Riva Beach on Wednesdays

Riva Beach decided to invite ladies on Wednesday to call it Bella Wednesdays. The party is not free but you can take your friend with you for the same price. That means Dhs100 for two. Good music and free food is all you need for relaxation. The entrance for women opened from early 7 a.m. until midnight. Can you imagine this?

Palm Jumeirah, Wednesdays 7 a.m. to 12 a.m., Dhs100 for two persons.

Views of the Resort

 

Andreeas on Thursdays and Saturdays

Andreeas’ are waiting for ladies on Thursday for Dhs125. This is a place where you can spend pleasant time at the pool, biting, drinking, enjoying fruits. The pool boasts the water bar and DJ’s tracks. You can spend the whole day in a shiny pool with a tasty cocktail in your hand.

Dubai Marina, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Dhs125.

Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah on Saturdays

It sounds cool! The party is waiting for you on a top of the most popular hotel in Emirates. This must be the most impressive viewy place for lady’s day. The rooftop pool territory opens the hospitable door in the Penthouse on The Palm from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Such a popular place cannot make a free entrance. You should pay Dhs149 to swim in the pool, drink wine, fruits, cocktails and hot drinks at the bar. If you pay Dhs249 you are invited to enjoy unlimited wine, fresh cocktails and light snacks. For Dhs350 you get prosecco and lunch on the roof. Traditionally for Arabian countries, the price for viewy platform will be the highest one.