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Top Places To Stay in Puerto Rico | Blake McCoy | Chicago, IL

Puerto Rico is an amazing destination and here are all the spots you should visit.

By Blake McCoyPublished 2 years ago 3 min read

One of the most popular reasons people love to travel is to the Caribbean, as it allows them to take the stress out of their trip and get into full-on vacation mode. Puerto Rico is a great choice. There are plenty of beaches and mountains to explore.

Since it’s a US territory, Puerto Rico is considered domestic travel. This means you don’t have to carry a passport and can go on a trip without too much hassle. Aside from that convenience traveling to Puerto Rico provides tons of great spots and adventures you can go on.

Old San Juan

Old San Juan is a historical treasure full of charming and exciting sights. The first stop on your trip is the San Juan National Historic Site, which features two of the most prominent buildings in the area: the San Felipe del Morro and the Castillo de San Cristobal. There are several bars and restaurants throughout the region that serve a variety of food and drink. After a long day of sightseeing, enjoy a refreshing cocktail at one of these outdoor bars.


The area known as Condado is a central part of San Juan and is full of bars and restaurants that cater to the needs of its residents. The nearby Casino del Mar is also a popular spot for P.M. patrons. There are additionally several upscale hotels near the beach. Just note that the surf in Condado tends to be rough, so it’s more of a relaxing area on a beach.

Isla Verde

Although Puerto Rico is known for its beautiful beaches, some places are more unique than others. One of these is the town of Rincon, located near the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This area is a great place to watch the action from a safe distance. If you’re looking for a more tranquil location, head to the nearby town of Faro de Punta Higuera.


Despite the abundance of beautiful beaches in Puerto Rico, some places are more unique than others. One of these is the town of Rincon, located near the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This area is a great place to watch the action from a safe distance. The waters surrounding this area are calm and have a thriving coral reef.

Rio Grande

Rio Grande is the gateway to the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico’s northeast region. This area contains natural attractions, such as waterfalls, hiking trails, and observation towers. If you’re looking for something more challenging, head to the nearby JungleQui Zipline Park.

About Blake McCoy

Forever curious — Blake McCoy has built a successful career as a broadcast journalist by traveling to new places, seeking out new people and questioning everything. Even the biggest news stories start with a tip or hunch. A journalist explores it from all angles until a story takes shape. That boundless curiosity is what makes travel Blake McCoy’s favorite pastime.

Blake McCoy’s career often takes him to exciting new locations covering events as they happen. Journalism rewards curiosity. In his off-time, Blake McCoy channels that innate curiosity into travel with assignments he gets to choose himself.

A California native, Blake McCoy grew up outside Los Angeles. His first travels were to explore new beaches, attend summer camp in the mountains of Big Bear and on weekend trips to places like Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Catalina Island. As a teenager, Blake McCoy relocated with his family to Nevada and a small town outside Las Vegas rich in history. Founded by the federal government in the Great Depression, Boulder City was built to house workers constructing the Hoover Dam. Today, that dam creates Lake Mead, the largest man-made reservoir in the United States, responsible for generating power and allocating water for three states — Nevada, Arizona and California.

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Blake McCoy

Blake McCoy is a dynamic, engaging broadcast journalist with a depth of experience. As a network news correspondent, Blake has traveled the country sharing stories of human triumph and tragedy, struggle and perseverance.

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