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There are so many things to do with kids in Puerto Rico we know your family will love it.

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This Caribbean island is the perfect destination for families. Easy to reach from the United States, no passport necessary, beautiful beaches and delicious food

What to do in Puerto Rico with Kids

Visit the forts in San Juan

The forts are similar, yet different enough that kids will enjoy exploring them both. El Morro is the larger of the two and you can take the free trolley between them or walk, they are about a mile apart.

Go for a hike in El Yunque rainforest and play in the waterfalls

El Yunque is the only rainforest in the United States forest system, and it is worth a visit. Feel free to explore on your own or go with a guided tour.

Shopping in Old San Juan with an ice cream stop

My kids hate shopping, unless we are buying souvenirs for them. I love strolling through Old San Juan and exploring the local stores and colorful old buildings.

Go kayaking in a bioluminescent bay

We went on a night time Puerto Rico kayak tour to Laguna Grande in Fajardo. Younger kids can ride with mom or dad, and the older kids can actually help paddle and steer the kayak.

Try new Puerto Rican foods

Our new favorite is the Mallorca sandwich (see below from Pinky’s), but we also love platanos (fried plantains), chicharrones de pollo (Puerto Rican fried chicken), and arroz con pollo (chicken and rice).

Spend the day at the beach – sunning, surfing, or snorkeling

Many hotels have private beaches, but there are public beaches as well. Luquillo Beach is our favorite place to spend a day playing in the sand.

Have a ziplining adventure

There are plenty of opportunities to zip line in Puerto Rico. Tailored for visitors aged 8 to 68, Campo Rico Ziplining was one of our favorite experiences on the island.

Best Family Hotels in Puerto Rico

San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino – great location in Condado district, beautiful pools and waterslides, right on the beach.

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