If you are single and want to vacation in a fabulous hot spot, think about solo travel in Puerto Rico. Its exciting nightlife, safe environment and plenty of opportunities to meet other singles make it the perfect destination — and you don’t need a U.S. passport to get there!
San Juan Sizzles
San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital, certainly knows how to party. As in other big cities, the nightlife doesn’t get hot until late at night, and the party doesn’t stop until the wee hours of the morning. Go out for a late dinner, then hit the clubs and enjoy their pulsating salsa and Latin dancing.
The hottest spot in the city is Club Brava in El San Juan Hotel & Casino. Its huge dance floor, bustling casino, beautiful lobby bar (with a rum bar) and entertainment make it a great place for people-watching. This place used to be the Rat Pack’s (as in Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra) favorite San Juan hangout — a vibe that still beckons. Be sure to dress to the nines if you want to get in.
In Old San Juan, check out the many bars that line Calle San Sebastián. Be sure to pick up your copy of ¡Qué Pasa!, the free visitor’s guide to the island, to see what’s going on during your visit.
Isla de Vieques
If you’d like to escape to something more laid back and quiet, Isla de Vieques offers exquisite, uncrowded beaches and an opportunity to meet and mingle with the islanders. The island is easily accessible via a relaxing two-hour ferry ride or a 20-minute flight. Eager to explore? The island is home to the largest natural wildlife refuge in the Caribbean, Mosquito Bay, which consists of more than 3,000 acres of lush, green land. Don’t let the name fool you, though — this natural bioluminescent bay is where you’ll see millions of microorganisms light up the lagoon with a brilliant blue-white glow. It’s a spectacular vision that will stay with you long after you’ve returned home.
Travel With a Group
If you’d prefer to travel with a group of singles, companies such as Best Single Travel provide a complete package for solo travel in Puerto Rico with hotel accommodations, a daily breakfast, a happy hour, tours and optional activities. Group travel gives you a chance to make new friends and makes it so you don’t have to worry about navigating everything by yourself.
Puerto Rico welcomes you to its warm, friendly island lifestyle. Are you ready?
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