Loving to Learn in Puerto Rico

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When I say Puerto Rico, what do you think of?  I think of the 270 refreshing miles of inviting coastline and the crystal clear blue water of Flamenco Beach.  I dream of sipping pastel non-alcoholic drinks with umbrellas while baking in the delightful sun and swimming in the crystal clear water.

Yes, Puerto Rico really has a lot to offer for swimming, surfing, baking and delighting under the perfect blue skies.  But, there is so much more!  Did you know that Puerto Rico is the perfect destination for families?   Explore the island and you will see there is a lot of learning to do – even while traversing some of the bluest waters of the world!



 Our “Educational” Must Do Itinerary

  • Take the kids out at night and visit some of the most beautiful bioluminescent bays that the world has to offer!  You can opt for a bilingual tour, and learn how the delicate bay ecosystem works together.  Also learn how the 720,000 of dinoflagellates /gallon of water – make enough light – you can read from it!
  • Take a trip to El Yunque, the only rainforest under the US National Park Forest.  Check out the giant tree ferns and the Puerto Rican Parrot!  In the hot of summer, you can take advantage of the cool river pools and shady picnic areas, and in the winter take a tour of the heart of the forest.  There is so much learning we can do about plants, animals and the fragile ecosystem that El Yunque has to offer.  Check out this video to learn more about El Yunque.

  • Create a Spanish Immersion trip!  In our homeschool, we have used award-winning language programs Little Pim and Dino Lingo.  The best way to learn Spanish, is to talk with native speakers!  I am ready to put our new skills to work!
  • Learn about the history of Puerto Rico.  Points of Interest include

    • Old San Juan – the 465 year old neighborhood was conceived as a military stronghold, but now is a charming residential and commercial district.

      • Plaza de Armas (Arms Square) contains four statues representing the four seasons – all over 100 years old.
      • Learn about Columbus discovering Puerto Rico (or then named San Juan Bautista – named in honor of John the Baptist) in the Plaza de Colón (Columbus Square).
      • Visit Castillo de San Cristóbal (San Cristóbal Fort) or one of the other city’s four forts!
    • Ponce

      • The Museum of Puerto Rican Music – and trace the history of the island through music memorabilia.
      • The world-class Ponce Museum of Art – contains one of the most impressive pre-Raphaelite collections in the Western Hemisphere.
      • Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center discovered after torrential rains uncovered ancient pottery.  The site is thought to be one of the greatest archeological finds in the West Indies.
  • Ride the tram or on horseback through the gorgeous Camuy caverns and discover the glorious caves and 3rd largest subterranean river in the world!


And while you are on your exotic Caribbean field trip – take-in the delightful delectables that Puerto Rico has to offer!  There is certainly a lot to be learned through food!

Puerto Rico truly has a lot to offer.  It is truly a 5-star destination if you are traveling alone or with your family.  The hard part is deciding what you want to do! I would suggest building the trip around your children’s interests!  Make it a true family learning experience!



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  1. Puerto Rico is such a beautiful Island. We have gone there as a whole family, so I’m speaking from experience when I tell you that it is rich in culture and nature. Although we weren’t able to visit every site you mentioned I definitely recommend anyone to visit. I may actually put together a blog post so you can see some of the places that we were able to go to. Thanks so much for sharing so always very informative.
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    • Hey Tati,

      I would love love love to see a blog post. I would love to visit. If you post, please let me know. I will link your post in my post – you know. I think personal experiences are so rich!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!
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