1 day in Puerto Rico Itinerary

1 day in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Carolina
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Barceloneta
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Manati
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Arecibo
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Carolina

Land of Giants

Known as the "Land of Giants" in honor of its celebrated residents--including poet Julia de Burgos and baseball player Roberto Clemente--Carolina makes a living as both an industrial center and a hub of tourism.
To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Carolina tour planner.

San Juan to Carolina is an approximately half hour car ride. December in Carolina sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Barceloneta.

Things to do in Carolina

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Barceloneta

City of Pineapples

Affectionately nicknamed "City of Pineapples," Barceloneta owes its agricultural heritage to the fertility of its land and the purity its water, with its large underground water reservoirs attracting pharmaceutical companies in recent years.
For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barceloneta day trip planner.

You can drive from Carolina to Barceloneta in an hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Carolina in December; daily highs in Barceloneta reach 31°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manati.

Things to do in Barceloneta

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Manati

Manatí is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) on the northern coast, north of Morovis and Ciales; east of Florida and Barceloneta; and west of Vega Baja. To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manati itinerary planner.

Manati is just a stone's throw from Barceloneta. In December in Manati, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in Manati

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Arecibo

Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Arecibo trip planner.

Arecibo is just a short distance from Manati. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Arecibo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.