Want to leave the country but not have to get a passport? Puerto Rico may be the perfect destination for you. We’ve found a few different options on this small island for families.
Art aficionados can discover San Juan’s growing scene with Doubletree Hilton San Juan‘s latest “Art and Culture” package. Starting at $139/night, guests receive complimentary passes to the Puerto Rico Museum of Art, located minutes from the hotel. With complimentary breakfast and museum passes for two adults and two children, the package is fun for the whole family! (www.sanjuandoubletree.com)
Located on the southwestern coast, the Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa is located on a secluded stretch of beach on Caribbean Sea, in the seaside town of Guanica. The 20-acre property includes a 1/2 mile long beach fronting the Caribbean Sea; 106 guest rooms, suites, and villas. The resort offers great value for the price and all-inclusive options– as well as a variety of soft-adventure excursions (the dry forest, scuba diving) and water sports. (www.copamarina.com)
The Isla Verde Beach Resort is a 240-room beachfront destination with dedicated kids’ pool, toddler pool, playground, arcade, and ice cream bar. Complimentary family-friendly programming includes a kids’ cooking lesson, live music and complimentary salsa and meringue classes, Spanish lessons, movie nights, bingo, trivia, arts & crafts, and face painting. Rates start at $129/night for a double room. (www.sjcourtyard.com)
In Old San Juan, the historic El Convento offers a getaway package for families to soar high above the 400 year-old El Morro Fortress (or at least the kites will!). The package includes accommodations, a one kite per child to fly at El Morro Fortress, admission to Museo de Los Ninos Children’s Museum, and more. Room rates start at $340/night. (http://www.elconvento.com/)
Looking for activities to do in Puerto Rico? Read about one TMOM’s experience ziplining here.