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.