Julie Harris

Independent Travel Consultant
CLIA Accredited Cruise Counselor
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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

A culture where all are welcome. From the indigenous natives to the colonizing Spanish, the international influence makes for the best eating in the Caribbean. Comida criolla consists of many different ingredients like roast pork, rice, beans, deep-fried plantains, and yucca. Tour El Morro, which is the oldest Spanish Fort in the New World, then fly kites in te adjacent giant lawn where you get a gorgeous view of the ocean. El Yunque is an ecotour adventure in the Luquillo mountains. This tropical rainforest offers inspiring views of the valleys, the Atlantic, the Caribbean, and the eastern islands. La Parilla, one of the kiosks of Luquillo was one of our favorite spots for dinner on the beach. Taking the 2 hour ferry to visit Culebra is worth the time. Flamenco Beach is one of the finest beaches in the Caribbean. Sip on refreshing coconuts under the palm trees while eating pinchos of chicken and beef and whole fried red snapper. Snorkeling in the wildlife rescue is a must –do.

Phosphorescent Bay is home to the highest concentration of phorescent dinoflagellates in the world. An evening trip through the lagoon is fascinating – with hundreds of fish whipping up bright –green contrails below the surface of your kayak.

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