The first thing that probably comes to mind when you imagine a vacation in the Caribbean is a white sand beach with warm turquoise water and swaying palm trees. The second thing is probably an all-inclusive resort with expensive yachts and retired expats. For independent travelers, the latter is mostly a deterrent for a beach vacation on a Caribbean island. With some small considerations and thoughtful planning, you can turn what you might think to be a standard Caribbean vacation into an adventurous taste of island life.
The Basics Country: Puerto Rico Where is it?: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic Why do people go here?: The United States, with a Caribbean twist. Puerto Rico is the most accessible island to the US and has the tourists to prove it. That said, [...]
The Basics City Name: San Juan Where is it located?: San Juan is located in Puerto Rico, in the northeastern part of the island, on the Atlantic Ocean. Why do people go there?: San Juan is the perfect draw for those who want all the offerings of a large city, but with beautiful beaches and [...]