15 Romantic Things To Do In Puerto Rico For Couples (2022)

Puerto Rico is where romance blooms!

The island is a popular destination for honeymoons, anniversaries and romantic getaways.

I grew up in Puerto Rico meaning that I know the best romantic spots. I made this list so you can enjoy your vacation with your significant other.

Below are the 15 most romantic things to do in Puerto Rico for couples:

 

1. Bioluminescent Bay tour

This is the most magical thing that you can do in Puerto Rico.

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Puerto Rico is home to the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world.

Bioluminescent Bays are naturally occurring bays that have a very high concentration of bioluminescent plankton. When you disturb the water, these plankton emit light. 

This creates a magical effect that only exists in a few locations worldwide, and Puerto Rico has three of them.

Booking a bio bay kayaking tour is the perfect way for couples to enjoy the experience together. 

Below is a video showing Mosquito Bio Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico:

Check out our article about Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent bays to learn more!

 

2. Flamenco Beach

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Flamenco Beach is rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Beach dates are always a good idea, but Flamenco Beach is on a whole other level.

There’s a water taxi that takes you to Culebra, where you’ll find the whitest sands and bluest waters Puerto Rico has to offer.

Visiting here is at least a one-day event, so make sure to set aside enough time to really enjoy one of the best beaches in the world. 

A unique feature of the beach is the rusted war tank right on the water. 

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The rusted tank on Flamenco Beach, Culebra, is a popular photo spot.

Check out our article about Flamenco Beach in Culebra to learn more about this award-winning spot.

 

3. Hiking in El Yunque National Forest

Adventurous couples who enjoy hiking can visit Puerto Rico’s rainforest, known as El Yunque National Forest.

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La Mina Falls, located in El Yunque National Forest.

Most trails lead to waterfalls where couples can swim and relax. 

If you like spending time together in nature, this is the one spot you have to visit.

Check out our article about El Yunque National Forest to learn more!

 

4. Dinner 

If you’re a foodie couple looking for peak romance, I recommend visiting Mesa in Ponce.

 
 
 
 
 
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Their high-end atmosphere is perfect for a relaxed date night. 

Their menu is a game changer, and their wine offerings are even better.

For reservations, visit Mesa’s website. If you’re looking for more options, check out our recommendations for the 35 Best Restaurants in Puerto Rico.

 

5. Cabo Rojo Lighthouse 

Faro Los Morrillos is a southern lighthouse perfect for couples who want to enjoy time together with no stress.

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Cabo Rojo Lighthouse’s location is perfect for a romantic sunset date.

It’s located at the top of a cliff, with an ocean view you can’t miss. 

Check out our article on the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse for everything you need to know before you visit. 

 

6. Carabalí Park

There are few things more romantic than horseback riding along the beach.

Carabalí Park also offers ATV and off-road adventures, but I recommend the more calm beach option for couples looking for romance.

 
 
 
 
 
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7. Castillo Serrallés

Located in Ponce, the Serrallés Castle Museum is a relaxing place to spend the day with your partner. 

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Castillo Serrallés is located in Ponce, and was built by the owners of the famous DonQ rum.

You can take a tour of the historic castle, the Japanese garden, the giant cross monument, and their butterfly garden. 

My favorite part is the castle gardens, visible from the back balconies. 

 
 
 
 
 
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8. Don Q Rum Tour

Don Q is Puerto Rico’s most popular rum. 

 
 
 
 
 
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For couples who enjoy a drink, I recommend the Don Q Rum Tour in Ponce

There’s a mixology room at the end where you get to make your own cocktail.

You can also buy liquors to replicate it at home. 

 

9. Dancing

No night out is complete without dancing! 

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Santurce is an artistic neighborhood in San Juan. La Placita is one of the areas most popular places to spend the night.

Check out La Placita in Santurce for some amazing nightlife with food, drinks, and lots of music!

Below is a video showing the walking tour of La Placita at night:

 

10. Concerts and Shows

Puerto Rico has an amazing art and music scene.

 
 
 
 
 
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As your vacation approaches, check out Ticketera for concerts, plays, art shows, and more. 

These experiences can be catered to each couple’s unique taste and planned well in advance. 

Most events take place in the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, right in the heart of San Juan.

 

11. Spa Day

Couples’ massages are one of the most romantic experiences for any pair.

 
 
 
 
 
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Right in Old San Juan, Cloud Spa offers therapeutic massages, facials, and restoration services.

Bookings for couples can be done through their website

The spa is located in the adult-only O:LV Fifty Five Hotel.

 

12. Palacete Los Moreau 

Also known as Castillo Labadie this former mansion is the stuff of fairytales.

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Castillo Labadie in Moca is located on the western side of the island.

Located in Moca, there’s a library, wrap-around balconies, an event gazebo, and an altar with water features.

This spot is my dream wedding venue, so believe me when I say it doesn’t get more romantic than this. 

 

13. Chocolate Tours

Couples with a sweet tooth will love touring chocolate farms in Puerto Rico.

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Hacienda Buena Vista in Ponce offers an authentic look into the chocolate making process.

My favorite is Hacienda Buena Vista in Ponce, with both coffee and cacao farms.

It offers a full tour of 19th-century farming in Puerto Rico, complete with shops where you can buy products to bring home with you. 

Check out Hacienda Buena Vista in the following video:

Check out our article about the 5 best chocolate tours and farms in Puerto Rico to learn how to book this experience. 

 

14. Don Frappe

Don Frappe — a spot in Añasco that started out as a frappe shop and has expanded into a full park.

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Don Frappe is located in Anasco, on Puerto Rico’s west coast.

You can do everything from go-karting and ziplining, to eating hearty meals and washing them down with the best frappes on the island.

Their ice cream pops and arcade games are enough to make it your next date spot.

 

15. Surfing Lessons

Rincón Surf School offers beginner surfing lessons in private groups. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Couples can learn with their teacher while having fun together.

You can also book several days of lessons if you want to sharpen your skills or see who’s the better surfer. 

If you already know how to surf, check out our suggestions for the 10 best surfing spots in Puerto Rico

 

 

FAQ section

Is Puerto Rico fun for couples?

Yes! There’s adventure, relaxation, history, art, food — a little bit of everything! Every couple can find their perfect getaway when they visit.

Where should you go on a date in Puerto Rico?

I recommend visiting spots you can’t find back home. We have tell-all articles on the most unique spots; Bioluminescent Bays, Flamenco Beach, and El Yunque Rainforest.

 

Final thoughts

Puerto Rico is a great destination for a romantic getaway.

Every couple should experience Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent bays. This is a once in a life time activity, and is a nice way to spend the evening with your partner.

If you are still deciding where to stay during your trip, then check out our article about the 13 best places and areas to stay in Puerto Rico.

Article by

Adriana Mercado

Writer at PuertoRico.com. I am a writer, editor, and freelancer. I was born and raised in San Germán, Puerto Rico, where I experienced the best landscapes, local eateries, and shops the region has to offer. Sharing the rich culture and history of Puerto Rico’s Southwest gives me the perfect reason to keep exploring!

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