Best Things to Do in Puerto Rico With Kids

Puerto Rico, the Island of Enchantment, is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Caribbean. There are many locations and activities to discover for you to enjoy the best family vacations with your kids.

Puerto Rico With Kids

Charco La Barrigona

Just meters from the entrance of El Yunque National Forest Reserve, Charco La Barrigona offers an incredible adventure for families who want to spend a great day outdoors. Starting with a short path of 5-10 minutes, you will be able to experience a lot of contact with nature.

You can even take a dip if you want, and your kids too! The banks of the river are not deep, although it also has several places to jump from. If you don’t feel like taking a bath, you can set up some chairs and watch your kids play in the water.

Carolina Children’s Museum

Carolina Children’s Museum is the most attractive place for children. With more than 100 interactive exhibitions, kids can delve into a lot of interesting topics: music and art, physics and energy, and ecosystems. There’s also a playground, go-karts, pedal boats, a mini zoo, and a real full-sized plane!

Carabalí Rainforest Adventure Park

Located in Luquillo, Carabalí Rainforest Adventure Park is another great option to have a day outdoors. It offers a wide range of possibilities to explore the forest of El Yunque National Park, from ATVs and UTVs to a relaxing horseback ride.

There is also a go-kart track to take your children and a hayride trip for those who want to feel a deep connection with the flora and fauna of this unique region.

Hacienda Campo Rico

Located minutes away from San Juan’s main airport and Old San Juan, Hacienda Campo Rico offers great options for another adventure day. Its most important attraction is Ziplining Adventure, with award-winning tours including traditional food, cave rappelling, and off-road vehicles.

But you can also opt for a quieter experience: horseback riding, walking tours, or simply enjoying a mojito at the bar. If you feel like having a fun and challenging experience, you can participate with your family in Archery tag, a game involving dodgeball, paintball, and archery.

Camuy River Cave Park

Camuy is the third-largest underground cave system in the world, which makes it an essential option if you spend your vacations in Puerto Rico with your kids. Walking through different tunnels, you will enjoy the huge caves and the Camuy river that runs through it.

Another thing to mention about this tour is that it is very inclusive: from children to old, including people with disabilities, everyone can enjoy it.

Guánica’s Dry Forest

For those who just want to have a peaceful day walking and watching wildlife, Guánica’s Dry Forest might be the correct option. This natural reserve offers bike rides, hiking along the beach, and a lot of birdwatching. There are more than 100 types of birds living there.

With 12 trails to choose from and different difficulties, you can enjoy a nice expedition with your family, of all ages.

Vieques Island and Cayo Icacos

Vieques Island is one of the offshore islands in Puerto Rico you can visit if you are truly looking to disconnect from city life. Its tropical, calm, and quiet landscape create the perfect spot to relax, sunbathe, swim in the Caribbean crystal water, or simply read a book to your kids.

Cayo Icacos (or Icacos Island) is another offshore island you can choose to spend a relaxing day. Both options are deserted islands where camping is forbidden, so you won’t have anything but contact with wildlife.

El Conquistador Resort, Coqui Water Park

Located in El Conquistador Resort, the Coqui Water Park offers lots of fun for everyone in the family. This resort has a huge pool, including long waterslides for all ages, from long, steep and vertiginous to more kid-friendly ones.

If you plan on staying in El Conquistador Resort, you can also enjoy the other activities this huge hotel offers: from a golf camp of 18 holes to a tennis court, a gym, and even a private island full of interesting water activities.

Mosquito Bioluminescent Bay

This activity will offer one of the unique tours you can choose in Puerto Rico, where you will enjoy the fantastic glow of the water during the night in Mosquito Bay.

This bay is considered one of the most bioluminescent bays in the world, and you can sail it! There are plenty of ship and kayak tours that navigate the island waters daily. If you’re lucky, you might even see sea life swimming in these magical waters.

Old San Juan

Old San Juan is one of those places you can’t miss if you’re planning to go to Puerto Rico with your kids. It is a national historic site that transports you right back to the 16th century, with plenty of places to visit.

There are many picturesque houses and fortresses such as San Cristóbal and San Felipe del Morro that protected the city for years. Also, a long list of other historical landmarks makes this a really interesting place to learn more about Puerto Rican past and the customs of its inhabitants.

You can taste some delicious traditional food and drinks, or buy some souvenirs to gift your children! You might also want to head to Chocobar Cortes. This place offers a menu full of chocolate recipes: from cocktails to coffee, and chocolate drinks and sweets for the younger ones.

Many other areas are worth visiting in Puerto Rico with kids, offering great opportunities for those seeking adventures with their families. From wildlife and beautiful scenery to island tours, so book right away and spend your next vacation in this beautiful place!

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