What Up Tho? Guys I had the chance to get down to San Juan, Puerto Rico and I have to say I have been sleeping on this area. It was when I got there that I learned that the Pina Colada was invented in Puerto Rico, who knew? From the food, temperature, culture and it’s overall vibe, I highly recommend you add this place to you bucket list. So lets get into it shall we? Don’t forget to comment, share and subscribe!
As a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico is excluded from the CDC requirement to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to return to the mainland United States.
Travelers entering any of the Island’s three open airports, whether on commercial or private aircraft, are required to fill out a Travel Declaration Form and upload negative PCR molecular COVID-19 test (nasal or throat swab) results to the Puerto Rico Health Department’s online portal which produces a QR code required to proceed. Passengers will also be required to present their ID to ensure alignment with the information entered within the Travel Declaration Form. A rapid test will not be accepted, as it can sometimes yield false results.
The protocol for the negative PCR molecular test result requirement is as follows:
For passengers arriving with a negative test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival:
Upload their test result to the online portal, which will produce a QR Code required to leave the airport. Travelers will then be allowed to proceed with their trip. You can also find this info here
What Did I Do
Though I went for relaxation, as a travel advisor that takes her craft seriously I couldn’t resist touring some the properties on the island for future clients. I will rank the hotels below:
Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico
Out of all three properties that I toured, this was the best hands down. Why was this property the best?
- It is very quiet
- It’s very open
- The Cabanas are only $80.00
- The rooms are hella spacious
- It’s off the beaten path of touristy Puerto Rico
Now, I have to keep it 100 with you all, you may want to consider securing a rental car to this property. It was about a 40minute drive from San Juan, but when you pull unto the resort grounds, you will totally understand why.
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel
My 2nd runner up is the beautiful Fairmont El San Juan Hotel. This property is definitely for the grown and sexy. From the custom chandelier upon entry, to the returning casino coming soon, and their beautiful/romantic villas this property is a great options for a girls trip! Here are somethings to note about this property.
- It has a night club in it
- The Villas are a must
- There are very sexy connecting rooms with awesome views
My last resort was the Caribe Hilton. This resort is for the budget friendly and seems to attract the more Spring Break crowd of traveler. The rooms had pretty decent views but seemed pretty outdated. However, there are things I liked about the property.
- It’s budget friendly
- It has a private beach
- When sitting out on the beach, the beach personnel bring you your beach umbrellas and they put them up for you
- You have a property guard that takes the temperature of every guest upon entering the property
Where To Eat & Adventure
Puerto Rico is very Americanized so you will have access to McDonalds, Burger King, Church’s Chicken, KFC and Wendy’s. But if you would like to try some authentic Puerto Rian food then try some Mofongo. Mofongo can be found just about anywhere on the island and is a staple. It’s smashed fried plantains as its main ingredient. Plantains are picked green and fried, then mashed with salt, garlic, broth, and olive oil in a wooden pilón. We tried the Mofongo at La Cueva Del Mar.
Up next is some Cevice
Then a Conch salad of course
Then I had to try the stewed goat and fish tacos of course
Ropa Vieja is where we tried the stewed goat
Last but not least, we drove out to Farjado to do some snorkeling. Please note, this is about an hour away from San Juan and you need a rental car to get here. Unless you’re of with paying a hefty Uber bill. We went with the company “Kayaking Puerto Rico” for our excursion and I have to admit they were super funny and helpful.
We slowly leave the pier area to head out on open water in a few small boats. The boat ride is about 30 minutes going and coming. It’s a bit bumpy, but so worth it! The water was absolutely wonderful and we saw plenty of wildlife.
Guys, if you have not visited this dope place, I highly recommend you do, and soon. With so much to see and do, you can’t go wrong. FYI, I am a travel advisor and I would love to assist you in planning travel to Puerto Rico. Schedule a call with me today by slapping the link below so we can get you booked and “flewed out.”
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