• Marisol Pesquera

7 Reasons to have a destination wedding in Puerto Rico

From tropical jungles to elegant historic sites, Puerto Rico has everything you need.

  1. Elope at an hacienda by El Yunque Rain Forest? Check!

Hacienda Siesta Alegre, a truly magical wedding venue with bed and breakfast service should be on your radar because this venue can be booked up for a year and half in advance. This gorgeous 50 stable horse ranch sits on a 120 acre active farm with breathtaking El Yunque National Rainforest views.

2. A 1930's mansion located in the city of Ponce? Check!


I had to add Museo Castillo Serrallés to my list because one of my all time favorite photo was taken here. Museo Castillo Serrallés over looks the downtown Ponce area, it was built in the 1930 and it served as Juan Eugenio Serrallés's home son of Juan Serrallés the founder of Destilería Serrallés (local rum producer) best known for its Don Q rum brand.





3. Hidden gems in Old San Juan? Check!


Club Jibarito has all cozy colonial vibes with a side of lushness in the back area of a luxury retailer of high-end watches (located in Old San Juan). Perfect space for an intimate event such as a rehearsal dinner or welcome party for a destination wedding.




4. Engagement session at a beautiful nature reserve in Fajardo? Check!


Cabezas de San Juan nature reserve is located in the north-eastern part of Puerto Rico, it's the perfect beach for a photo shoot due to it's calm shoreline. After your engagement you can even rent a kayak and enjoy the bioluminescent lagoon (local tours found online).




5. Upscale Colonial-style resort + a one stop shop inspired wedding venue in Isabela? Check!


Villa Montaña Beach Resort attracts couple's looking for a one stop shop kinda' vibe. Villa Montaña Beach resort can provide decor, flowers and other services.

Beautiful beach front candle lit dinner perfect for a romantic elopement is also one of their expertise making this a must on the northwest coast of Puerto Rico. Wonder away from the resort and you'll find Jobos beach a scenic coast known for it's surfing, rock formations and clear waters.


6. Pre-wedding hiking trails with breathtaking views? Check!


El Yunque National Rainforest is located on the slopes of the Sierra Luquillo Mountains and you bet it rains year round so pack a bathing suite or raincoat. Make sure to have waterproof gear if you plan on bringing a camera and don't forget bring snacks / water. Most importantly don't forget to clean up after yourself and enjoy!





7. Love Story session through an old colonial town? Check!


Old San Juan and it's colorful buildings dating from the 16th century are sure photo-op worthy. Brightly colored houses line cobbled streets alongside hip bars such as La Factoría in San Sebastian street have to be part of your Puerto Rico experience.




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