This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine- and that is that there’s nothing like record-breaking inclimate weather, stressed out holiday shopping, and the terrifying pressure of the fiscal year drawing to a close to have you day dreaming about a vacation. If you’re anything like me, around the holidays (when you have the least money and the least time, of course) you start getting caught up in fantasies of incredible beaches, adventure activities and boozing it up with some gorgeous, tanned locals. What if I told you, this year, instead of scrimping until summer and still only being able to afford to hit the next town over, you could Live your own 5-star vacation story in Puerto Rico. WHAT IF I BLEW YOUR MIND AND TOLD YOU YOU COULD HAVE IT FOR FREE?
See Puerto Rico for its Insane Glow in the Dark Bay, Underground Caverns, World Class Beaches and Because You Can Enter This Free Trip Giveaway
Puerto Rico is the All-Star Island- one of those places that is so close and accessible that you forget it exists; and by doing so, we are missing out. Finding a destination that is geographically very close while also happening to feel very much like somewhere far away and tropical is a travel jackpot that is usually only won those lucky Aussies or Alaskans. If the awesome stuff that I’m about to share with you in this post isn’t enough to immediately peak your interest, then let me lay a little ‘secret’ on you (*disclaimer: not at all secret, but you probably forgot about it.) One of the very best reasons to see Puerto Rico is because the biggest hassles for traveling- passports and money exchange- are non-issues for US citizens. That’s right- no passport necessary, and you can use the change you have in your pocket right now. And in case you’ve somehow miraculously forgotten, you can also enter a free trip giveaway to go for free. There’s that.
Puerto Rico is not just another state- It’s the All-Star Island. If you’re looking for an adventure vacation filled with 5-star experiences, then you need to stop searching and start putting together a list of all the mind-blowing stuff that is waiting for you at the other end of a short plane ride.
If you’re going to see Puerto Rico- do it right! A Must-Do itinerary to get you started:
1. The only rainforest under US national park services: El Yunque.
Swim in gentle waterfalls, hike through lush, wildlife filled forests, climb aging stone structures being reclaimed by nature, or reach the top of El Yunque for an unrivaled view above the clouds. One picture really can’t do it justice-
here’s a video that shows the waterfalls and the tower.
2. Or what about bioluminescent bays?
The water is full of
MAGIC microorganisms who absorb sunlight, and then emit a blue light when disturbed. If you’ve ever wanted to feel like Dr. Manhattan, this is your chance- stir up the water with your giant blue hands, paddle yourself through a glowing fantasy world with your giant blue feet, take off your bathing suit and let your giant blue… no, wait, don’t do that.
3. 270 miles of coastline that includes Flamenco Beach
Voted one of the best beaches in the world by the Travel Channel, and routinely thought of as one of the best beaches in the world. You think you know sand, and then you feel the white powdery softness (still talking about sand!) and you wonder why you can’t bury yourself in it and hide from your boss and real life forever.
4. The 3rd largest subterranean river in the world
The Camuy caves are stalactite adorned caverns that will engulf you in darkness and plunge you into cascades of sunlight that streams through the openings of huge cisterns. Still water, hiking paths, and the creeping jungle vegetation create a world that looks like it’s probably hiding still dinosaurs somewhere.
Puerto Rico makes amazing rum. This lovely lady is enjoying some. Wait… we’re still talking about rum? Mmmm. Rum.
So there you go: you’ve got my top five reasons to see Puerto Rico, and now you just need the opportunity to get there. We just so happen to have your chance to win a Puerto Rico getaway for two that includes airfare, a three night stay, and food credit for a total prize value of a cool $2000. (You can read the Official Contest Rules here.)
Here’s how to enter the free trip giveaway:
- Go to SeePuertoRico.com and choose your favorite amenity/activity/attraction/other a word.
- Come back here and leave a comment sharing it with me: I want to know why you want to go!
If you’re a real go getter and want additional entries:
- follow Follow @PRTourismCo on Twitter, tweet out a message about what you would like to do in Puerto Rico. Make sure to leave your tweet URL in the comments section as well so we can count it.
- Like SeePuertoRico.com on Facebook and then come back here and comment so we can count it.
A merry early Christmas and happy holidays… hopefully full of good luck and exciting travel plans!