7-Day Puerto Rico Honeymoon Itinerary – The Ultimate Guide (2024)

Puerto Rico is the best place to spend your honeymoon!

This Caribbean island is a paradise on earth with everything you need for a memorable and magical honeymoon. 

I’ve lived here for 14 years, so I can tell you Puerto Rico has everything from pristine beaches and lush rainforests to rich culture and history, delicious cuisine, and friendly people.

In this article, I will share the most romantic 7-day itinerary for your honeymoon in Puerto Rico:

Day 1 (arrival day) – Explore the streets of Old San Juan
Day 2 – Go on a private sailing tour
Day 3 – Take a day trip to El Yunque National Forest
Day 4 – Go horseback riding in Rincón
Day 5 – Take a salsa dance class
Day 6 – Visit Ponce Plaza
Day 7 (last day) – Relax with a relaxing couples massage


Day 1 (arrival day) – Explore the streets of Old San Juan

After arriving in San Juan, you and your partner can start your romantic Puerto Rican honeymoon by exploring the charming streets of Old San Juan.

The city’s colorful colonial buildings, narrow streets, and historic landmarks offer a romantic and picturesque setting for a stroll. 

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Walking around Old San Juan, Puerto Rico is like stepping back in time with its charming cobblestone streets, colorful colonial buildings, and historic forts.

Explore the city’s sights, sounds, and flavors by browsing local shops, art galleries, and cafes.

Next, head to the iconic El Morro fortress, a 16th-century citadel on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. 

The fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage site and offers stunning views of San Juan Bay and the city skyline.

You can explore the fortress’s maze of tunnels, barracks, and dungeons and learn about the fascinating history of Puerto Rico and its colonial past.

image of Castillo San Felipe del Morro
El Morro, also known as Castillo San Felipe del Morro, is a fortress in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, that was built by the Spanish and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After a day of exploring the historic streets of Old San Juan, why not treat yourselves to a romantic dinner at one of the city’s highly-rated restaurants, Trois Cent Onze or Casita Miramar? 

Trois Cent Onze boasts a dimly lit, romantic atmosphere, perfect for an intimate evening.

The French-inspired restaurant offers elevated cuisine with a great wine list and excellent service. 

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Meanwhile, Casita Miramar is a favorite among locals and visitors alike, with its Puerto Rican and Caribbean-inspired cuisine made from fresh, local ingredients. 

The restaurant’s cozy and intimate atmosphere and its excellent ratings make it a great choice for couples looking to enjoy a romantic evening together.

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Casita Miramar in San Juan offers a beautiful and romantic atmosphere to visitors.

For a more budget-friendly option, Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar is a fantastic budget-friendly option for couples looking for a romantic dinner in Old San Juan. 

The restaurant’s atmosphere is warm and intimate, with elegant decor that creates a cozy ambiance.

The menu at Marmalade is diverse, featuring modern Caribbean and international cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant is particularly known for its seafood dishes, including the famous pan-seared scallops and shrimp ceviche. 

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Marmalade in Old San Juan.

The restaurant’s wine bar also offers an excellent selection of wines to complement your meal.

Overall, Day 1 in San Juan perfectly blends culture, history, and culinary delights, making it a great start to your Puerto Rican honeymoon.

Read our guide featuring the 35 Best Things To Do In Old San Juan.


Day 2 – Go on a private sailing tour

Day two of your Puerto Rico vacation promises an adventure you will never forget. 

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Icacos Island, located off the coast of Fajardo, is a small uninhabited paradise with crystal-clear turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and colorful marine life, making it a popular destination for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Start your day by taking a private sailing tour to the secluded island of Icacos, located just 1.5 miles off the coast of Fajardo

With multiple tours and activities available, visitors can choose from various options, including catamaran cruises, beach and snorkel tours, snorkeling and boat tours with all-inclusive lunches, private charters, and snorkeling and sailing excursions.

The island is accessible by boat and is a great day trip destination for those looking to escape the crowds and enjoy the beauty of nature.

A private sailing tour with an open bar and appetizers is a great way to explore the island and enjoy a romantic day with your loved one.

Once you arrive at Icacos Island, you will be mesmerized by its pristine white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. 

Take a stroll on the beach or swim in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. You can also pack a picnic and enjoy a private beach picnic with your loved one. 

The island has no facilities, so it is advisable to carry sunscreen, a shirt, and some reading materials (or a backup battery to charge your phone). Swimmers should follow the crew’s instructions regarding rip currents and swim with a buddy.

Below is a video of a catamaran tour vlog to Icacos Island:

In the evening, experience the magic of Laguna Grande Bio Bay in Fajardo.

The lagoon is a natural wonder caused by millions of tiny organisms called dinoflagellates that light up in the dark. 

You can take a guided tour of the lagoon by kayak. You will learn about the phenomenon and witness the water light up in a surreal display of nature’s beauty.

For more destination options, check out our article that profiles the 10 Best Catamaran Tours In Puerto Rico.


Day 3 – Take a day trip to El Yunque National Forest

Day 3 of your Puerto Rico vacation is the perfect time to explore the El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest in the United States National Forest System.

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El Yunque, located in northeastern Puerto Rico, is a lush and biodiverse tropical rainforest that boasts stunning waterfalls, scenic hiking trails, and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and coastline.

Covering nearly 29,000 acres of land, the rainforest boasts nearly 240 species of trees, of which 23 are endemic to the area. 

The park is a sacred site in Puerto Rican culture. It has diverse ecosystems with hundreds of unique plant and animal species.

Begin your journey into the El Yunque National Forest at the El Portal Visitor Center, located at the main park entrance on PR-191. 

Visitors can get maps and information from rangers at pull-offs in the park. Guided rainforest tours are also available, with options ranging from hiking tours to natural pools and waterfalls. 

One of the most popular attractions within the park is La Mina Falls, which can be reached via a moderate hike that takes about an hour each way.

image of La Mina Falls in El Yunque
La Mina Falls is a picturesque waterfall surrounded by rock formations that serve as a popular destination for hiking and swimming.

The trail is well-marked and offers stunning views of cascading waterfalls, lush greenery, and the surrounding mountains. Once you reach the falls, take a refreshing dip in the natural pool beneath the falls and enjoy the beautiful scenery. 

Below is a video of someone visiting El Yunque:

Visitors are advised to check for updates and alerts on the USDA/El Yunque National Forest website before visiting. 

Some trails and falls are closed to the public due to the effects of Hurricane Maria and Tropical Storm Isaiah, so it is essential to plan ahead. 

Rental cars are readily available, and visitors are encouraged to rent a car to make the easy drive to El Yunque. You can also arrive at El Yunque by Uber. 

It’s important to make reservations before going to El Yunque!

Visit Recreation.gov to make your reservations.

Read more in our article Is El Yunque Safe For Tourists?


Day 4 – Go horseback riding in Rincón

On day 4 of your Puerto Rico vacation, saddle up for a horseback riding adventure along the scenic coastline of Rincón

Rincón is a picturesque coastal town located on the west coast of Puerto Rico, known for its stunning beaches, clear waters, and laid-back atmosphere. 

horseback riding at Rincón
Horseback riding in Rincón offers a unique and scenic way to explore the beaches, forests, and countryside of the western region of the island, with tours that cater to riders of all levels.

Horseback riding is an excellent way to explore the town’s natural beauty and enjoy the stunning views.

Rincon’s beaches offer a perfect backdrop for a romantic sunset horseback ride with your partner. 

You can go on a guided tour or rent horses and explore the town alone. Most tours offer horses that are well-trained and suitable for riders of all levels, so even if you are a beginner, you can still enjoy the experience.

As you ride along the coastline, you will be mesmerized by the stunning views of the turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and lush greenery surrounding Rincón.

Check out this video to learn more about Rincón:

You might spot local wildlife like iguanas, parrots, and other tropical birds.

As the sun sets, the sky transforms into a canvas of colors, creating a perfect backdrop for a romantic moment with your partner. 

Take a moment to pause and appreciate the beauty of nature while listening to the waves crashing on the beach.

For more ideas for your trip to the west coast of Puerto Rico, explore the 11 Best Beaches In Rincón.


Day 5 – Take a salsa dance class

Day 5 of your Puerto Rico vacation is all about experiencing the island’s vibrant culture. 

Take a salsa dance class in Old San Juan and explore the city’s nightlife. Old San Juan is a historic district with beautiful architecture, colorful streets, and lively nightlife.

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Dancing salsa in San Juan is an exhilarating experience that immerses you in the vibrant and rhythmic culture of Puerto Rico.

Salsa is a popular dance style in Puerto Rico. Many dance schools and studios in Old San Juan offer classes for beginners and experienced dancers alike. 

Taking a salsa class is an excellent way to immerse yourself in Puerto Rican culture and learn a new skill. Many dance schools also offer private lessons, so you can have a personalized experience that suits your needs.

After your dance lesson, explore the city’s nightlife and experience the energy and excitement of Puerto Rico’s music scene. 

image of Old San Juan at night
The nightlife in Old San Juan is a lively and diverse scene that offers a range of options, from trendy bars to classic salsa clubs, all set amidst the charming cobblestone streets and colorful buildings of this historic district.

Old San Juan has many bars and clubs that offer live music, dancing, and drinks. 

You can listen to traditional Puerto Rican music such as salsa, merengue, and reggaeton and dance the night away with locals and tourists alike.

As you explore the city’s nightlife scene, try some local cuisines. 

Puerto Rican food is a fusion of Spanish, African, and indigenous cuisine known for its bold flavors and unique combinations. You can try dishes such as mofongo, tostones, and arroz con gandules at many restaurants and food stands in Old San Juan.

Check out our Where to Dance Salsa & Bachata in San Juan article to learn more about where you can dance salsa with your partner in San Juan


Day 6 – Visit Ponce Plaza

On day 6 of your Puerto Rico vacation, take a break from the beach and head to the charming town of Ponce.

The Ponce Sign Letters are a famous landmark and cultural icon consisting of large illuminated letters that spell out the name of the city on a hill overlooking the surrounding area.

Located on the southern coast of the island, Ponce is known for its historic architecture, colorful streets, and vibrant cultural scene. 

Start your day by exploring the town’s historic architecture.

Ponce is home to many beautiful buildings, including the iconic Parque de Bombas, a former fire station that has been converted into a museum.

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The Historic Ponce Firehouse, also known as Parque de Bombas, is a brightly-colored building in Ponce, Puerto Rico, that was originally built in 1882 and served as the city’s main fire station until 1990, and now functions as a museum and popular tourist attraction.

Other notable buildings include the Ponce Cathedral, stunning stained-glass windows, and the Casa Armstrong-Poventud.

image of Ponce Cathedral
Ponce Cathedral, also known as Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral, is a stunning neoclassical-style church located in the heart of Ponce that dates back to the 19th century and features an impressive marble altar and striking stained-glass windows.

This 19th-century mansion has been turned into a museum.

After exploring the town’s historical sites, stroll through the Ponce Plaza. 

This charming public square is surrounded by colorful Spanish-style buildings. It offers a perfect place to relax and people-watch.

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Ponce Plaza, located in the center of Ponce is a beautiful public square surrounded by historic buildings and featuring a picturesque fountain and a gazebo where live music and cultural events often take place.

Take a break at one of the many cafes and restaurants in the area and enjoy a cup of coffee or a light snack.

Head out for a romantic dinner at one of Ponce’s many restaurants in the evening. 

The town has a vibrant culinary scene, with many restaurants offering traditional Puerto Rican cuisine and international options. You can enjoy a candlelit dinner in one of the town’s cozy restaurants or dine al fresco under the stars.

For more ideas, check out our 25 Best Things To Do In Ponce.


Day 7 (last day) – Relax with a relaxing couples massage

On the final day of your Puerto Rico vacation, take the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate with a couples massage and spa day at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Dorado Beach. 

Ritz Carlton Reserve – Dorado is a luxurious beachfront resort that features world-class amenities, fine dining, and breathtaking ocean views.

The Spa Botánico at Dorado Beach offers a transformative wellness experience that draws inspiration from nature, with treatments in treetop locations and hidden pavilions that overlook garden areas. 

The spa’s design is inspired by nature and incorporates the surrounding environment, including a 100-year-old Ficus tree. Couples can enjoy a hand-crafted body scrub and massage that incorporates indigenous ingredients and celebrates the healing power of nature.

After a day of relaxation, end your vacation on a high note with a private sunset dinner on the beach.

Below is a video of someone enjoying the Spa Botánico at Dorado Beach:

The Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Dorado Beach offers a private beach where couples can enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars. 

The resort offers a range of dining options, including the Mi Casa restaurant, which offers farm-to-table cuisine, and the Positivo Sandbar, a beachfront bar serving delicious cocktails and light bites.

While in Puerto Rico, be sure to also explore the island’s rich culture and history. 

Private tours with companies such as Flavors of San Juan, Bespoke Lifestyle Management, and Spoon can take you beyond the touristy spots and offer a personalized experience. 

Other activities include a boat tour to the secluded Cardona Island to snorkel and explore, cultural tours, and a visit to the Museo de Arte de Ponce.

Check out our guide to Dorado – All You Need To Know.


FAQ section

Is Puerto Rico good for a honeymoon?

Yes, Puerto Rico is an excellent destination for a romantic honeymoon with its beautiful beaches, rich culture and history, and luxurious resorts.

Is Puerto Rico a good couples' trip?

Yes, Puerto Rico is a great destination for a couples trip with its beautiful scenery, rich culture, and abundance of romantic activities like couples massages, private beach dinners, and cultural tours.


Final thoughts

Puerto Rico is a truly unique and fantastic destination with something for everyone, from stunning beaches and lush rainforests to rich culture and history, delicious cuisine, and friendly people. 

Whether planning a romantic honeymoon or a couples trip, Puerto Rico is definitely worth considering as your next travel destination. 

With so much to see and do, you will surely create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. So why wait? Book your trip to Puerto Rico today and experience all this beautiful island has to offer!

Check out our 15 Romantic Things to Do in Puerto Rico for Couples article for more romantic things to do in Puerto Rico. 

7-Day Puerto Rico Honeymoon Itinerary – The Ultimate Guide (2024)
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Miguel Concepcion

Writer at PuertoRico.com. I’ve lived in Puerto Rico for 14 years and have experienced every inch of this stunning island. Growing up in Puerto Rico has helped me truly learn about the rich culture and extensive history this island has to offer. I share my local knowledge in all of the articles that I write.

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