Chartering a yacht in Puerto Rico is a wonderful way to experience this island.
Puerto Rico: an island with a rich history and culture
Puerto Rico is a blend of American, Spanish, Indian and African culture. Although it is primarly Spanish in its cuisine as well as holiday traditions, you can experience its multiculture all around the territory. Many cities in Puerto Rico such as San Juan still kept their colonial Spanish architecture. El Castrillo San Felipe del Morro, or Castillo de San Cristobal or la Fortaleza are among the historic visit you should not miss on your yacht charter stopover in San Juan.
The native-American origins of its people, known as Tainos, are still present. Some Taino traditions and cuisine survived the rich history of Puerto Rico. Similarly to Cuba, the African influence also forms a large part of the national identity. You can hear Yoruba drums in the countryside, and Salsa music has become a major export to the world. A cultural blend that has something to please everybody.
As part of US Commonwealth, Puerto Rico enjoys many similar conveniences and infrastructures that you can find on the mainland, while preserving its unique Caribbean charm. Locals on horseback riding right alongside the cars are an everyday sight around here!
Chartering a yacht in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico and the Spanish Virgin Islands are secluded and beautiful destinations for yacht rentals. Vieques and Culebra are about 3-4 hours away from Fajardo sailing. They are much of what the Caribbean used to be 20 years ago: a laid-back and inexpensive place populated by locals and expats alike that have chosen to live a life on the slower pace.
Seeing another boat on the water is uncommon, so you won't be surrounded by a lot of other luxury yachts like in some more popular destinations of the Caribbean. If you like being the only boat around, then you surely will enjoy chartering a yacht in Puerto Rico.
People respect each other and are very welcoming. While on a yacht, you can discover many wild, under-populated and fabulous beaches with ease.. Flamenco Beach in Culebra for instance, is considered the second most beautiful beach in the world by Discovery Channel. Other beaches such as Cayo Icacos, Crash Boat Beach or La Chiva are also must see beaches while sailing the waters of Puerto Rico. Excellent snorkeling in healthy coral reefs is possible directly from the beach for most of them where you can observe leatherback turtles and many colorful fishes.
Puerto Rico is definitely a unique destination for yacht charters.
Puerto Rico enjoys a summery tropical climate. Temperatures year-round average 82°F (28°C). The tradewinds provide constant breezes for cool evenings and nights.
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