• Great for the Kids

    countryboyLosAngeles, California
    Reviews from Reviews provided by TripAdvisor

    Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Old San Juan

  • Beautiful and Colorful

    Momrat3, Illinois
    Reviews from Reviews provided by TripAdvisor

    Old San Juan

  • BEST BEACH EVER!

    IABeachBum, Louisiana
    Reviews from Reviews provided by TripAdvisor

    Isla Verde, Carolina

  • BEAUTIFUL AND RELAXING

    Trevor T, New York
    Reviews from Reviews provided by TripAdvisor

    Isla Verde Beach, Carolina

A Real Island of Adventure

Visit the island of exciting discoveries, history, fun and adventure! Take your family on an unforgettable journey thorough majestic centuries-old castles, epic ziplining cables in spectacular rain forests, a wide range of exquisite dining places for all cultures and ages and the best beaches in the Caribbean. Puerto Rico is a real-life island of adventure with the safety a United States territory can bring to your family. You’ll feel just like home. No matter the size or the ages, the All-Star Island offers family-friendly activities to delight every member of your troop.

Family Activities and Attractions

Arts & Museums

This route is filled with cultural activities that will captivate art and history lovers of all ages. Click on the pins in the map for individual locations.

Children’s Museum at Carolina

Campo Rico Ave.
787-257-0261
www.museodelninocarolina.com
Open Wed – Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm; Sat – Sun: 10:00am – 6:00pm and Holidays:
10:00am – 6:00pm. Entrance fee: $ 10, adults;
$5, senior (60 -74 years old) and adults with special needs, Free, senior from 75 years and older;
$6 children from 1 to 14 years old;
$3, children with special needs.

Hand on museum where the children can play while they learn about the environment, the arts, science and technology. The Museum offers more than a 100 interactive exhibitions, an expedition through a real American airlines plane, go-karts and cafeteria, among other attractions.

Museum of Transportation, Guaynabo

Road 837, corner of Cecilio Urbina Street
787-200-3900
www.motpr.com
Open Wed – Sun from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Entrance fee: $ 5, children 5 to 12 years; $10, adults; $5, seniors; Free, 75 years and up.

If you and your family are freak for old and new cars come visit the Museum of Transportation in Guaynabo. The Museum illustrates and represents our history of transportation, displaying in a unique way how trends of transportation modernized in a challenging way throughout the decades. Historic motoring photographs, decorative walls, vintage neon signs, antique cars, bicycles and motorcycles among others, will be showing up on our floors for you and your family to enjoy yourselves while learning of all historic transitions.

History, Anthropology and Art Museum, Río Piedras

787-763-3939
www.upr.edu
Open Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 9:00am – 4:30pm; Wed 9:00am – 8:30pm; Sun 11:30am – 4:30pm.
Closed Saturdays, holidays and between exhibits. Call before you go!

The Museum offers exhibits, art workshops, guided tours and concert. On Family Sundays they offer different activities for kids and grown-ups. This is the first museum build by law in 1951 and was design by the German architect Henry Klumb.

Museo del Niño de Puerto Rico (Children’s Museum of Puerto Rico)

150 Between Caleta de las Monjas and Caleta de San Juan 787-722-3791
www.museodelninopr.org
Open: Tue – Thurs.: 10:00am – 3:30pm; Fri: 10:00am – 5:00pm;
Sat & Sun: 12:00pm – 5:30pm.
Closed from August 12 to September 1, 2014 Entrance fee: $7, children from 1 – 14 years old;
$5, adults.

Hand on museum where the children can learn while they play. Exhibitions on health, science and music; all of them oriented to kids 5 years and younger.

Museo de Las Américas y sala El Indio (Las Américas Museum and Indian Exhibit Hall)

Cuartel de Ballajá, 2nd floor. 787-724-5052
www.museolasamericas.org
Open: Tue – Sat: 9:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm -4:00pm and Sun: 12:00pm-5:00pm Entrance fee: $3, adults;
$2, children up to 12 years old, students and Seniors (65 years and up)

Activity: Art Workshops for $5.00 and under: A part from the different exhibits, the Museum offers every Saturdays at 2:00pm art workshop for children, 5 to 12 years old, from making “vegigantes” to musical instruments made with recyclable materials.
On Sundays enjoy a guided tour (with the children in mind) of the Indian Exhibit Hall.

Puerto Rico Museum of Art

299 De Diego Ave. 787-977-6277
www.mapr.org
Opens Tues – Sat: 10:00am – 5:00pm; Wed: 10:00am – 8:00pm; and Sun: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance fee: $6, adults; $3, children, seniors (65 – 74 years old) and handicap;
Free for seniors 75 and older.

The Puerto Rico Museum of Art offers different activities for the whole family. From art workshops to international exhibits and the beautiful gardens, the Museum is a most see attraction. On Wednesday the Museum is open until 8:00pm but from 2:00pm the entrance is free of charge. “Narraciones dominicales” (Sunday’s Storytales) for kids and their families from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. During Christmas time enjoy “Afternoons of Magic” inspire in our Christmas traditions (Call for days and reservations).

San Juan Wildlife Museum

1075 Kennedy Ave. 787-480-5440
www.sanjuanciudadpatria.com or Facebbok/museo vida silvestre
Open Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance fee: $5, up to 4 years; $7, 5 – 12 years old; $10, adults; and seniors citizens call for price.

Near by the Condado and Old San Juan, The San Juan Wildlife Museum offers exhibitions that have around 200 mammals in their respective habitats, and visitors can enjoy an educational tour offered by expert biologists. Here you can feel the experience of being surrounded by a diversity of wild species from different parts of the world maintained by the process of taxidermy. Unlike other museums, there are no barriers such as glass showcases, allowing visitors to feel part of the habitat.

Castillo Serrallés Museum, Vigia Cross, Japanese Gardens and Butterfly Nursery, Ponce

#17 El Vigia Castillo Serrallés: 787-259-1774; Cruceta del Vigía: 787-259-3816
www.castilloserralles.org
Open Thu – Sun 9:30am to 5:30pm (Last tour 5:15pm)
Entrance fee apply for all attractions

A beautiful 1920’s Spanish Revival Style home built by Serrallés Family of Don Q Rum fame. The Castle and the Vigia Cross offers one of the beast views of the city of Ponce. In December the Castillo and the Gardens will light up with beautiful Christmas lights. Castillo Serrallés Museum, Vigia Cross, Japanese Gardens and Butterfly Nursery, Ponce.

Three Wise Men Museum, Juana Díaz

Comercio St (PR 14), km 13.9 787-837-2199
Facebook/Casa Museo de los Santos Reyes
Open Tue-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm; Sat – Sun and holidays 11:00am to 4:00pm

Features memorabilia of these goodwill ambassadors travels throughout the world.

Discovery Route

Want to turn your vacation into a learning experience? This is the route for you. Click on the pins in the map for individual locations.

Discover Center at Castillo San Cristóbal

Campo Rico Ave.
787-257-0261
www.museodelninocarolina.com
787-729-6777, Ext. 259
Open: Wed – Sun 9:00am -5:00pm, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
Children 3 - 11 years old.

Located in what was originally a residence for US Army personnel in the 20th Century, it features hands-on activities. At the Little Masons Workshop kids can become little mason, they will get their hands dirty applying stucco in much the same way the masons of the fortifications did centuries ago. In the Living History Patio the children can become 18 century Spanish soldiers or ladies and pirates with the help of costumes, accessories and their imagination. A stimulating environment created to arouse curiosity and interest in the fortifications of Old San Juan.

Fideicomiso de Conservación de Puerto Rico

http://www.paralanaturaleza.org/

Museum of Transportation, Guaynabo

Road 837, corner of Cecilio Urbina Street
787-200-3900
www.motpr.com
Open Wed – Sun from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Entrance fee: $ 5, children 5 to 12 years; $10, adults; $5, seniors; Free, 75 years and up.

If you and your family are freak for old and new cars come visit the Museum of Transportation in Guaynabo. The Museum illustrates and represents our history of transportation, displaying in a unique way how trends of transportation modernized in a challenging way throughout the decades. Historic motoring photographs, decorative walls, vintage neon signs, antique cars, bicycles and motorcycles among others, will be showing up on our floors for you and your family to enjoy yourselves while learning of all historic transitions.

Observatorio de Arecibo - Arecibo Observatory

Road 625 Bo. Esperanza, Arecibo, PR-00612
787-878-2612
Open Aug. 1 to Dec. 14 and Jan. 16 to May. 31: Wed-Sun and holidays 9:00am-4:00pm. From Jun. 1 to Jul. 31 and Dec. 15 to Jan. 15: Mon – Sun 9:00am -4:00pm. Closed Good Friday, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Three King’s Day.
www.naic.edu
Entrance fee: $10, adults; $6, children 5 – 12 years old and seniors.

The Observatory is the site of the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope. At the Angel Ramos Foundation Visitors Center through a variety of interactive exhibits, audiovisual displays, and informative panels, visitors are introduced in a fun way to basic astronomy, atmospheric science, and to the operation of the radio telescope and its related research areas.

Salt Flats & Wildlife Refuge in Cabo Rojo (Interpretative Center).

Road 301 Km 11 in Cabo Rojo
787-851-2999
https://www.facebook.com/CaboRojoNWR/timeline

The interpretative center offers a unique learning experience that combines educational activities with ecotourism. Entrance is free of charge. Trail tours are available by reservation only. You can also make a self-guided journey throughout the salt flats and the observation tower.

Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center, Ponce

Road 503, km 2.2
787.840.2255
Open Tue-Sun from 9:00am to 3:00pm. (Closed holidays)
Entrance fee: $3, adults; $2, children 5 – 12 years old; $1.50, senior from 60 to 74 years old.
Web info: places.eyetour.com (look for it as Centro Ceremonial Indígena de Tibes)

Major site of Igneri and pre-Taíno cultures with a fascinating museum and grounds.

Caguanas Indian Ceremonial Park, Utuado

Road 111, km 12.4, Utuado
787-894-7325/7300
Open daily from 8:30am to 4:30pm
www.icp.gobierno.pr

One of the most important archeological sites of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The site has twelve indigenous plazas or bateyes surrounded by a variety of stones with Taíno petroglyphs. Also has a small museum that provides insight into the lifestyle if the indigenous Taínos who inhabited the island at the time of the Spanish conquest.

Tanamá Butterfly Gardens

University of Puerto Rico, Utuado Campus
787-894-2828 ext. 2203/2251/2269
www.uprutuado.edu/content/mariposario-upru-jardin-tanama
Tours by appointment, contact Marisol Dávila Negrón (marison.davila2@upr.edu)

Centro Criollo de Ciencia y Teconólogía (C3Tec), Caguas

59 Gautier Benitez Street, Caguas
787-653-6391
Open Mon – Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm / Sat and Sun 10:00am to 6:00pm
www.c3tec.org

Science and technology center where the visitor can explore, discover and learn about the human body, their country and the Earth using with more than 30 hand on experiences. The Center also has a movie theater, cafeteria and souvenir shop.

The Botanical and Cultural Garden William Miranda Marín, Caguas

Road 156, km 56.5, Bo Cañabon, Caguas
787-653-8990
Open Thursdays to Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
www.visitcaguas.com / www.jardinbotanicoycultural.org (Spanish)
Entrance fee: $5, adults; $3, children 5 -12 years old (0-4 free)

The Garden promotes a lot more than respect for nature: it is also an exponent of the country’s history. In the Garden figure as witnesses the centenary ruins of the ancient San Jose Sugar Plantation, as well as the rebuilt old large hut to house slaves, whose invaluable sacrifice represented an important element in the development of the creole personality. As a complement, in the Garden, there are important archeological deposits of the Taíno Indians that inhabited Borikén, the aborigines’ name of Puerto Rico, pieces that date from pre-Columbus until the Spaniard colonization times.

Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust

Calle Flamboyan # 138, Vieques, PR 00765
787-741-8850 / info@vcht.org
http://vcht.org/
Museum & Gift Shop Hours
Monday – Sunday
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter: Open Daily
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust (VCHT) foster, protect and conserve the environmental, archaeological and cultural resources of Vieques, Puerto Rico. One of the primary goals is to preserve and study the bioluminescent bays found on the island. The VCHT supports a broad array of educational programs for the community, with a special focus on children, through lectures, educational exhibits, seminars, summer programs, publications, computer resources and a unique Vieques scholarship program.

Family Attractions

This route features attractions that anyone in the family can enjoy. Click on the pins in the map for individual locations.

Castillo San Felipe del Morro

501 Norzagaray Street
787-729-6777
www.nps.gov/saju
Open: Daily from 9:00am – 6:00pm, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
Entrance fee for the Castillos:
Children 15 year old and under (10 max. per family): Free
Adult: $5.00 (for both Castillos)

Build in a period of 250 years, El Morro is one of the largest fortifications built by Spain in the Caribbean. Walk through this seven-level fortification, and imagine the Spanish solders as they protect the city from pirates and foreign invaders.

Castillo San Cristóbal

501 Norzagaray Street
787-729-6777
www.nps.gov/saju
Open: Daily from 9:00am – 6:00pm, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
Entrance fee for the Castillos:
Children 15 year old and under (10 max. per family): Free
Adult: $5.00 (for both Castillos)

Enjoy a walk through the fortification, peer through cannon embrasures and visit sentry boxes where half a millennium ago Spanish soldiers stood watch. San Cristóbal is the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the New World. See where the first shots of the Spanish-American War were fired and be sure to visit the overlook for the Devil's Sentry Box or the "Garita del Diablo", from which, according to legends, soldiers mysteriously disappeared.

Palacio Santa Catalina – La Fortaleza

787-721-7000 ext. 2211

Completed in 1540, La Fortaleza (“The Fortress”) was one of the city’s earliest defenses against attack. In 1846, it became the official governor’s residence.

Casa Ramón Power & Giralt

155 Tetuan Street in Old San Juan
787-722-5882
http://www.paralanaturaleza.org/casa-ramon-power-y-giralt/

Casa Ramón Power y Giralt currently features a visitor center with a multimedia exhibit that also serves as an environmental interpretation center. Several interpretive walks focusing on ecological aspects of colonial Old San Juan also start off from the facilities. Reservations to for these are readily available to the public and can be arranged for within the premises.

La Marquesa Forest Park, Guaynabo

Bo. Sonadora, end of highway 834
787-908-1478 / 787-272-4530
www.guaynabocity.gov.pr/guaynabo/Places+of+Interest/Place+11
www.canopytourspr.com
Opens Tuesday – Sundays and holidays (closed Tuesday if Monday is holiday) 9:00am – 5:00pm
Entrance fee: $3, children and seniors; $6, adults
5 year old and up

A 30 minutes ride from Old San Juan, La Marquesa Forest Park offers different attractions for the whole family. From walking trails, aerial trams, aviary, observation tower and a trolley ride to something more adventurous like a zipline tour (with Canopy Tours 787.789-1598), these park is a most see attraction.

Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park

Road 655, Islote, in front of the pier in Arecibo
787-880-7540
www.arecibolighthouse.com
Open Mon -Fri, 9:00am-7:00pm; Sat & Sun, 10:00am-7:00pm.
Open holidays in regular hours.
Entrance fee: $12, adults 13 – 64 years old; $10, children 2 – 12 years old and seniors 64 and older.

Facilities: Lighthouse, Indian Village, the Spanish Conquest with replicas of La Niña, La Pinta and the Santa María build at one-third of its original sizes; slavery quarters; a pirate ship replica of the Queen Anne Revenge ship owned by Black Beard and a mini zoo. At Splash by the Lighthouse the kids will find small boats, water slides and water sprays.

Hacienda La Esperanza, Manatí

616 Calle La Esperanza, 00674
787-722-5882
reservaciones@paralanaturaleza.org
http://www.paralanaturaleza.org/hacienda-la-esperanza/

There is so much to see and do for every skill level at Hacienda La Esperanza Nature Reserve in Manatí, the biggest of its type in the northwest area of Puerto Rico.
The visitor center at La Esperanza is part of a carefully rehabilitated historical site that conserves the only sugar mill steam engine of its kind in existence, completely restored so you can see it in operation.

Hacienda La Esperanza, Manatí

616 Calle La Esperanza, 00674
787-722-5882
reservaciones@paralanaturaleza.org
http://www.paralanaturaleza.org/hacienda-la-esperanza/

There is so much to see and do for every skill level at Hacienda La Esperanza Nature Reserve in Manatí, the biggest of its type in the northwest area of Puerto Rico.
The visitor center at La Esperanza is part of a carefully rehabilitated historical site that conserves the only sugar mill steam engine of its kind in existence, completely restored so you can see it in operation.

Río Camuy Cave Park

Road 129 Km 18.9, Camuy
787-898-3100 / 787-898-3136
www.parquesnacionalespr.com
Open Wed-Sun and holidays, 8:30am-5:00pm (Last tour at 3:30pm)
Entrance fee: $15, adults; $10, children 4 – 12 years old; Free, children under 4 years old.

This incredible 268-acre park is the site of the great subterranean caverns carved out by the Camuy River over one million years ago. After a video, a trolley takes you to the entrance of the main cave. The park is equipped with picnic areas, walking trails, food facilities, exhibition hall and a souvenir shop, making it the perfect place to spend a day.

Aguadilla Ice Skating Arena

Road 442 KM. 4.2, Aguadilla
(Paseo Colón, Plaza Placido Acevedo)
787-819-5555
Link PRDayTrips - http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/aguadilla-ice-skating/

Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo, Mayagüez

Road 108, Miradero
787-834-8111
Open Wed – Sun from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

With 340 animal species and a variety of ecosystems, is the only zoo of it size in Puerto Rico. Exhibits include an aviary and a butterfly house. The activity “Zoo Nights” offers the opportunity of seeing the zoo at night and enjoy a family movie, local crafts, music and food kiosks. For dates and time call 787-834-8111.

La Parquera and the Bioluminescence Bay, Lajas

787-899-1335

La Parguera is a small fisherman village on the Southside of the island. During the weekends and holidays it comes to life with a variety of restaurants, local artisans and events. Is one of the best areas for snorkeling and wall diving. Houses one of the bioluminescence bays in the island.

Hacienda Buena Vista, Ponce

Road 123, km 16.8
Reservations required: 787-722-5882 / 787-284-7020
www.paralanaturaleza.org

Learn about the history of the island’s coffee and corn processing in the 19th Century and hike two special trails along Canas River. The area possesses invaluable ecological, historical, cultural and aesthetic assets. The Puerto Rico Conservation Trust offers different activities throughout the year for the enjoyment of the whole family.

Castillo Serrallés Museum, Vigia Cross, Japanese Gardens and Butterfly Nursery, Ponce

Castillo Serrallés: 787-259-1774; Cruceta del Vigía: 787-259-3816
Open Thu – Sun 9:30am to 5:30pm (Last tour 5:15pm)
Entrance fee apply for all attractions
www.castilloserralles.org

A beautiful 1920’s Spanish Revival Style home built by Serrallés Family of Don Q Rum fame. The Castle and the Vigia Cross offers one of the beast views of the city of Ponce. In December the Castillo and the Gardens will light up with beautiful Christmas lights. Castillo Serrallés Museum, Vigia Cross, Japanese Gardens and Butterfly Nursery, Ponce.

Batey Zipline

Carr 111 Km 13.7 Bo Angeles, Utuado 00641, Puerto Rico
787-484-3860
http://bateydelcemi.com/

Hacienda Madrigal, Cidra

Road 173 km 2.9 Bo. Montellano, Cidra
787-315-6262 / 787-739-3453
www.haciendamadrigal.com

Hacienda Madrigal has 400 acres of land for the enjoyment of nature lovers and horses. A great place for wholesome entertainment with your entire family and friends.

Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park, Orocovis

Bo. Gato, Road 155, Km. 33, Orocovis
787-867-7020 / 787-867-6606
Open Daily from 8:00am-5:00pm
Price from $65 and up
www.toroverdepr.com

Toro Verde features one of the longest Zip Lines on Earth: La Bestia. It uses a specially designed harness to soar through the air across 4,745 feet of terrain.

Carabalí Rainforest Park, Luquillo

Road 3, km 31.6 Exit 992, Street A
787-889-5820 or 787-889-4954; Restaurant: 787-355-0773
Park hours: Daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Restaurant hours: Mon – Wed 11:00am to 6:00pm; Thu – Sun 11:00am to 10:00pm
www.carabalirainforestpark.com

Carabalí Rainforest Park, near El Yunque, offer different activities for the family: ATV/four track adventure, Go-kart speed track, horseback riding and mountain bike. After your adventure enjoy a casual dinner at the Carabali Bar & Grill Restaurant.

Carabalí Rainforest Park, Luquillo

Road 3, km 31.6 Exit 992, Street A
787-889-5820 or 787-889-4954; Restaurant: 787-355-0773
Park hours: Daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Restaurant hours: Mon – Wed 11:00am to 6:00pm; Thu – Sun 11:00am to 10:00pm
www.carabalirainforestpark.com

Carabalí Rainforest Park, near El Yunque, offer different activities for the family: ATV/four track adventure, Go-kart speed track, horseback riding and mountain bike. After your adventure enjoy a casual dinner at the Carabali Bar & Grill Restaurant.

Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve and Laguna Grande Bioluminescent Lagoon, Fajardo

Road 987, km. 6, Las Croabas, Fajardo
787.722-5882
Reservations required
www.fideicomiso.org

Take a guided trolley tour through the most important spots of this natural area. Go across a dry forests, watch seagrass beds from a distance, take a boardwalk through mangroves and above Laguna Grande, and get to know the different beach types before visiting the Fajardo Lighthouse. There you’ll explore several exhibitions about the organisms and ecosystems found at the reserve, and will enjoy the impressive vistas of the northeastern tip of Puerto Rico from the viewing platform on top of the lighthouse. Reservations required.
In the evening comeback to Laguna Grande, one of the natural bioluminescence lagoons in the island, and take a tour of this spectacular site. Different tour operators offers kayaks trips to the lagoon, you could visit discoverpuertorico.com for more information.

Mosquito Bay, Vieques Island

787-741-0800

“Isla Nena” as known by the locals, is a well-known secret. With beautiful beaches perfect for swimming and snorkeling; and one of the best keep Bioluminescence Bay (Mosquito Bay) in Puerto Rico, this is a perfect spot for a family vacation. If you want to learn more about the island’s history visit the historic Conde de Mirasol Fort & Museum (787.741.1717), one of the last forts build in The Americas, now houses the archives of Vieques and the Art and History Museum.
There are different tour companies that offer kayaking tours to the Mosquito Bioluminescence Bay. For more information visit discoverpuertorico.com

Rainforest Zipline Park

Road 191, km 0.9 | Palmer - Sector Mameyes II, Rio Grande 00745, Puerto Rico
1-787-370-1010
http://www.rainforestzipline.com/

Offer the zip line experience to people from (8) years old and older, with or without previous experience in this extreme sport. Help them develop or improve the required skills for this sport.

Free Activities

Who said vacationing with your entire family had to be expensive. This route features many activities that are full of fun and free of charge. Click on the pins in the map for individual locations.

Feeding the Pigeon @ Parque de las palomas

Parque de las Palomas (Pigeons Park) and Plaza de Armas
Cristo Street / Pigeons Park opens: Mon – Sat 9:00am – 6:00pm; Sun 9:00am – 5:00pm

Activity: Feeding the Pigeons: With a beautiful view of the San Juan Bay, the Pigeons Park is a playground for children. Classic spot to feed the pigeons. Another area is the “Plaza de Armas” at San Francisco Street in front of the San Juan City Hall.

Kite Flying at El Morro Fort

Ground at El Morro

Activity: Kite Flying & Picnics: Perfect spot to see the sunset, flying kites, run and/or walking around or just enjoy picnics with the family.Make sure to buy some kites and spend time at “El Morro” where lots of families elevate their kites.

A walk by Bahía Urbana

Piers 6, 7 and 8 Paseo Gilberto Concepción de Gracias and Fernández Juncos Ave.
787-977-2777

Located portside, Bahía Urbana offers and open area with amphitheater, merry-go-round, “Café 8” restaurant and the Urban beach. The Urban Beach is designed for kids to play in its fountains and sand—and for adults to act like kids. It opens Saturdays and Sundays. For hours call 787-977-2777.
Also from Bahía Urbana you can enjoy a helicopter tour over El Morro Fort (Helitours,787.518.4613), take a seaplane ride to a beautiful destination (Seaplane in Paradise, 602.377.8470) or a boat ride through the bay (San Juan Water Tour,787.624.6295). If you simply want to have a relax afternoon, the first Saturday of the month we offer “Cine bajo las Estrellas”(Movies under the Stars). Call before you go!

Puerto Rico Conservation Trust Information Center at the Ramón Power and Giralt House

155 Tetuán Street / Open: Tue – Sat: 9:00am – 5:00pm
787-722-5834 Ext. 242 (Information Center)
787-722-5882 (Reservations for properties)

Walk-in Activity: Hands on gallery, where the children can learn about the different ecosystem in Puerto Rico. Also don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy one of their nature waking tours through Old San Juan. (Walking Tour – reservation required).
“Para la Naturaleza” is a división of the PR Conservation Trust that offer the opportunity to visit one of the different properties of the Trust: Hacienda Buena Vista (Ponce), Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve (Fajardo), Hacienda La Esperanza (Manatí), San Cristóbal Cannon (Barranquitas), Medio Mundo & Daguao (Ceiba), Punta Yeguas (Yabucoa), El Convento Cave (Peñuelas), Punta Ballenas (Guánica), “Las Salinas Fortuna” (Lajas), Rio Encantado (Florida) and Punta Guaniquilla (Cabo Rojo). Reservations required. reservaciones.paralanaturaleza.org

La Princesa Prison and La Princesa Promenade

Paseo La Princesa
787-721-2400
Open Mon-Fri, 8pm-4:30pm (Closed holidays)

Open in 1837, La Princesa was uses as a jail for the prisoner brought from the Spanish settlements in the Caribbean. Today houses the Puerto Rico Tourism Company and the Miguel A. Domenech Gallery. You could still visit three of the original punishment cells or “calabozos”.

Luis Muñoz Rivera Park

Luis Muñoz Rivera Ave, Puerta de Tierra
787-721-6133
www.parquesnacionalespr.com (Español)

A beautiful open park located at the entrance of Old San Juan and across the street from the Escambrón Beach area and the “Parque del Tercel Milenio” (Third Millennium Park). With two playgrounds areas for children, gazebos and a restaurant is a favorite for the locals during the weekends.

Condado Lagoon

Baldorioty de Castro Ave.
www.estuario.org

Great area for watersports activities or just relax at the small beach closed by the Balborioty de Castro Ave. and Constitution Bridge. Facilities for kayak rental and paddle boarding. The Lagoon is part of the San Juan Bay Estuary.

Paseo Líneal Río Bayamón, Bayamón

Open daily from 5:00am – 10:00pm
787-779-4550

If you want to stay fit during your vacation the “Paseo Líneal”, along the Bayamón River, offers walking and bicycle trails with open air sports machine. (6 miles) From Monday – Thursday take a Zumba and aerobics class from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, free of charge.

Paseo del Litoral Israel “Shorty” Castro, Mayagüez

Road 102, Mayagüez
787-204-3383
www.paseolitoral.com

This walkway offer different options to the family in one place: from skate park, beach volleyball court, football arena to an amphitheater, food snacks and a small forest. Also enjoy a variety of activities with the family in mind, like “Litoral Acústico” with live jazz music every last Thursday of the month at 8pm, from April to December. For a calendar of events visit www.paseolitoral.com.

Historic Firehouse, Ponce

Plaza de las Delicias
Open Tue - Sun from 9:00am to 5:00pm
787-284-3338

This bright red and black wooden structure houses antique fire equipment and exhibits.

La Guancha Cultural and Recreational Complex, Ponce

Waterfront area, nice for an afternoon stroll with the family on the weekends. Features small playground for kids, food kioks, boardwalk and stage for concerts and performances.

Urban Park, Yauco

65 de Infantería St. and 25 de Julio St.
787-856-1345
Open Mon – Sun 4:00am to 10:00pm

Urban Park with walking and bicycle trails, a lake, basketball court, skating area and a rock climing wall.

Parque Ecológico de Ponce (Ponce Ecological Park)

Miguel Pou Blvd, next to the Leones Bridge and the Tricentenial Park
Open daily until 10:00pm

A nice and relax area for a stroll with the family. The park has an information center, amphitheater, open gym, walking and bicycle trials.

Dos Bocas Reservoir, Utuado

787-894-3505 / 787-897-1838

Enjoy a free boat ride across the lake to one of several restaurants specializing in local delicacies.

Carrusel (merry-go-round) at Plaza Santiago R. Palmer in Caguas

787-653-8833 Ext. 2920
Fri: 5pm-10pm; Sat: 2pm-10pm; Sun: 1pm-8pm

Enjoy a stroll around the Palmer Square and take the kids in a ride at the carousel. Later have a cup of local coffee and a pastry at the Café Palmer.

Toddlers & Kids

A route especially designed for the smallest ones in your group. Click on the pins in the map for individual locations.

Art Workshop at Museo de Las Américas y sala El Indio

(Las Américas Museum and Indian Exhibit Hall)
Cuartel de Ballajá, 2nd floor.
787-724-5052
Open: Tue – Sat: 9:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm -4:00pm and Sun: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Entrance fee: $3, adults; $2, children up to 12 years old, students and Seniors (65 years and up)
www.museolasamericas.org; Facebook/Museo de las Americas

Activity: Art Workshops for $5.00 and under: A part from the different exhibits, the Museum offers every Saturdays at 2:00pm art workshop for children, 5 to 12 years old, from making “vegigantes” to musical instruments made with recyclable materials.
On Sundays enjoy a guided tour (with the children in mind) of the Indian Exhibit Hall.

Museo del Niño de Puerto Rico (Children’s Museum of Puerto Rico)

150 Between Caleta de las Monjas and Caleta de San Juan
787-722-3791
Open: Tue – Thurs.: 10:00am – 3:30pm; Fri: 10:00am – 5:00pm; Sat & Sun: 12:00pm – 5:30pm.
Closed from August 12 to September 1, 2014
Entrance fee: $7, children from 1 – 14 years old; $5, adults.
www.museodelninopr.org

Hand on museum where the children can learn while they play. Exhibitions on health, science and music; all of them oriented to kids 5 years and younger.

Children’s Museum at Carolina

Campo Rico Ave.
787-257-0261
www.museodelninocarolina.com
Open Wed – Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm; Sat – Sun: 10:00am – 6:00pm and Holidays: 10:00am – 6:00pm. Entrance fee: $ 10, adults; $5, senior (60 -74 years old) and adults with special needs, Free, senior from 75 years and older; $6 children from 1 to 14 years old; $3, children with special needs.

Hand on museum where the children can play while they learn about the environment, the arts, science and technology. The Museum offers more than a 100 interactive exhibitions, an expedition through a real American airlines plane, go-karts and cafeteria, among other attractions.

Story Telling Sundays at Puerto Rico Museum of Art

299 De Diego Ave.
787-977-6277
www.mapr.org
Opens Tues – Sat: 10:00am – 5:00pm; Wed: 10:00am – 8:00pm; and Sun: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance fee: $6, adults; $3, children, seniors (65 – 74 years old) and handicap; Free for seniors 75 and older.

The Puerto Rico Museum of Art offers different activities for the whole family. From art workshops to international exhibits and the beautiful gardens, the Museum is a most see attraction. On Wednesday the Museum is open until 8:00pm but from 2:00pm the entrance is free of charge. “Narraciones dominicales” (Sunday’s Storytales) for kids and their families from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. During Christmas time enjoy “Afternoons of Magic” inspire in our Christmas traditions (Call for days and reservations)

Villa Campestre

Bo. Santa Rossa III, Guaynabo
787-731-6799
http://terracampestre.com/villacampestre/
Open Sat & Sun 11:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance fee: $12, adults; $15, children

We offer a cultural, educational and recreational experience for the whole family. Facilities: skating rink, inflatables, slides, tree house, pony rides and farm animal. Also the Super Heroes Restaurant is the first restaurant for kids in Puerto Rico. Offers live show with your favorite’s super heroes (Sat- Sun from 11:00am to 4:00pm).

Family Hotels

Different hotel throughout the island offer activities for children while staying at their properties. From waters parks, summer camps, nanny and babysitting services to water sports activities, nature trails and games. Some of them are:

Caribe Hilton

San Juan & Metro Area

Hyatt House San Juan

San Juan & Metro Area

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino

San Juan & Metro Area

The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Hotel, Spa & Casino

San Juan & Metro Area

Verdanza Hotel, Isla Verde

San Juan & Metro Area

Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar & Golf Resort

PORTA ATLANTICO - NORTH REGION

Courtyard by Marriott, Aguadilla

PORTA DEL SOL - WEST REGION

Hacienda El Jibarito, San Sebastián

PORTA DEL SOL - WEST REGION

Hotel Cielo Mar

PORTA DEL SOL - WEST REGION

Mayagüez Resort and Casino, Mayagüez

PORTA DEL SOL - WEST REGION

Parador Combate Beach, Cabo Rojo

PORTA DEL SOL - WEST REGION

Parador Guánica 1929

PORTA DEL SOL - WEST REGION

Parador Villas del Mar Hau

PORTA DEL SOL - WEST REGION

Villa Cofresí Hotel & Rest.

PORTA DEL SOL - WEST REGION

Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort

PORTA CARIBE - SOUTH REGION

Hotel Media Luna, Comerío

PORTA CORDILLERA - CENTRAL REGION

Parador Villas de Sotomayor

PORTA CORDILLERA - CENTRAL REGION

El Conquistador Golf & Golden Door Spa, The Waldorf Astoria Collection, Fajardo

EAST REGION

Fajardo Inn

EAST REGION

Parador Costa del Mar, Yabucoa

EAST REGION

Parador Mauna Caribe

EAST REGION

Parador Palmas de Lucia, Yabucoa

EAST REGION

St. Regis at Bahía Beach Resort

EAST REGION

Wyndham Garden Palmas del Mar

EAST REGION

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa

EAST REGION

Discovery Centers
Discover Center at Castillo San Cristóbal 787.729.6777, Ext. 259
Fideicomiso de Conservación de Puerto Rico See More
Observatorio de Arecibo - Arecibo Observatory Road 625 Bo. Esperanza, Arecibo, PR-00612
787-878-2612
See More
Salt Flats & Wildlife Refuge in Cabo Rojo (Interpretative Center) Road 301 Km 11 in Cabo Rojo
787-851-2999
See More
Tanamá Butterfly Gardens University of Puerto Rico, Utuado Campus
787-894-2828 ext. 2203 / 2251 / 2269
See More
Centro Criollo de Ciencia y Teconólogía (C3Tec), Caguas 59 Gautier Benitez Street, Caguas

787-653-6391
See More
The Botanical and Cultural Garden William Miranda Marín, Caguas Road 156, km 56.5, Bo Cañabon, Caguas
787-653-8990
See More
Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust Calle Flamboyan # 138, Vieques, PR 00765
787-741-8850
See More