Have you traveled to Puerto Rico? Whether you’re a first-time or regular visitor, you’ll love the warm weather and friendly people. You’ll also love the weird and unusual things you can do and see. Read on to discover what they are.
Dive into Mosquito (Phosphorescent) Bay (Vieques Island)
Spend an evening swimming in glowing waters lit by dinoflagellates called pyrodiniums (whirling fire). They’re similar to fireflies, except they’re in water. Imagine floating in the bay water surrounded by these luminous creatures. It will be as if you dove into the pages of a storybook set within a magical, watery kingdom.
Experience a Healing at Capilla del Santo Cristo
Located in the “old walled” city of San Juan, Puerto Rico on a cliff, Capilla del Santo Cristo is a chapel renowned for its healing power. Legend has it a rider during the 1753 San Juan Bautista celebrations plunged to the cliffs below. Spanish Secretary of Government, Don Mateo Pratts was nearby and shouted, “Christ of Good Health, save him!” The rider survived, but his horse didn’t. Since that time people visit the chapel to pray for miracles.
See the Tanks of Flamenco Beach
Puerto Rico’s Culebra Island is not only home to tropical beaches and a wildlife sanctuary, but a number of tanks left behind by the U.S. Navy. Before World War II, the island was used train and test soldiers and bombs. While the tanks have rusted due to the salty sea water and wind, locals continue to cover them with graffiti to give them new life. It truly is a sight to see.
Visit Puerto Rico Today!
Visit Puerto Rico and check out the weird and unusual things to do and see listed above! If you’re a U.S. citizen, you don’t need a passport – only a valid photo I.D. The currency is the U.S. dollar, so you don’t have to worry about a currency converter. All other travelers, you’ll have exchange your currency. Sorry!