San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a great vacation destination all year round. But summer is especially beautiful here. Although the temperatures start to soar, the miles of sandy beaches, verdant tropical rainforests, and beautiful mountains make it pretty easy to beat the heat and keep cool. Also, if you are looking to enjoy the island in a relaxed, unrushed manner, summer is perhaps the best time to visit. It is the off-season here in Puerto Rico and you will not have to jostle against throngs of tourists or struggle to find affordable hotels.
So, if you want to explore San Juan in summer, here are some of the essentials that you should bring with you:
Light and breezy clothing
As mentioned earlier, summers in San Juan can get quite warm, although it isn’t unbearably hot. This is why you should carry light and breezy clothing, preferably made from natural fabrics like cotton and linen. For women, sundresses, shorts, skirts – anything that is lightweight and comfortable – are great choices. Men can wear t-shirts, linen shirts, shorts, chinos, and so on.
Sunscreen is a must when traveling to San Juan. Pick a reef-safe sunscreen that will not just protect your skin but also the delicate coral reefs surrounding the island. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF30 or above. Slather it all over your face and every other part of your body not covered by clothing.
When traveling to a tropical destination like San Juan, you should always pack a pair of good-quality sunglasses that provide UV protection. They will protect your eyes against the UV rays of the sun and also elevate your personal style.
Sun protection is definitely the theme here. San Juan has plenty of stunning beaches but some of them lack natural shade. So, it is wise to carry a wide-brimmed hat to protect your head and your face from the sun. There are many brands that offer sturdy, water-resistant hats at reasonable prices.
When in San Juan, you will be walking a lot. Whether you explore the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan or go hiking to a swimming hole in El Yunque National Forest, you will need comfortable footwear. While flats and flip flops are recommended for your beach trips, sneakers and hiking boots are also essential.
No tropical vacation packing checklist is complete without swimwear. If you want to take a dip in the ocean or go snorkeling, swimwear is a must.
In addition to these, you can also carry a host of other things like a beach bag, a backpack, bug-repellant spray, and evening wear, among others, all of which will make your vacation even more enjoyable. If you are above 25 years, you can rent a car to explore the city and beyond, so carrying your driver’s license would be a good idea. Make sure, however, that you book your car ahead of time.
If you are planning a trip to San Juan, whether with family or friends, book your stay at Fortaleza Suites. We are one of the best places to stay in San Juan. We offer comfortable rooms with luxurious amenities at highly affordable prices.
We are also known to be a top romantic hotel in San Juan, making us a perfect choice for couples.
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