Puerto Rico is one of the Caribbean’s top travel destinations and is an excellent spot for families to enjoy a summer vacation. No matter the age, the island has a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to keep everyone entertained.
Before starting your adventure, it’s essential to find kid-friendly lodging. After all, a lot of island visitors make the trip to enjoy quiet and relaxation. So not every hotel is going to be kid-friendly. If you’re interested in making a family trip, it’s worth looking at options near San Juan, Condado, and Isla Verde. All three are located conveniently near the beach and airport, and each spot has various hotels and resorts catering to families.
Numero Uno features a number of family-perfect accommodations options, including one and two bedroom beach apartments, and our newly finished lagoon room featuring a privately connected en-suite bedroom perfect for kids!
Caribe Hilton, Condado
Caribe Hilton in Condado offers six different restaurants, rooms with double beds, an outdoor playground, three pools, and a splash pad. It’s recently renovated and is often called “the perfect hotel for families with young children.”
Fairmont El San Juan, Isla Verde
The Fairmont El San Juan hotel provides traditional rooms, suites, and even villas for families who need extra space. In addition to pools and a basketball court, the hotel also features a Functional Fitness Sky Lab, where parents and teens can try TRX, yoga, and other classes.
Hyatt House, San Juan
Kids stay free at the Hyatt House in San Juan. This extended stay hotel offers studio and one-bedroom suites with living rooms, kitchenettes, a game room, complimentary breakfast, and a pool. It’s conveniently located near the airport and Old San Juan, so you don’t have to travel too far to enjoy kid-friendly activities.
Now that you’ve booked the perfect resort, it’s time to explore some of the top kid-friendly activities in Puerto Rico. There is so much to do across the island that you’re sure to find something for everyone.
Here are a few of our favorite things to do.
1. El Yunque National Forest
El Yunque is a tropical rainforest in Northeast Puerto Rico, and it’s certainly a must-see for anyone visiting the island. Here you’ll find miles of trails, scenic views, and a considerable amount of wildlife, including 50 types of bird species. You’re also sure to see waterfalls, ferns, and wildflowers. Tours are open all year round. Just be sure to dress appropriately, as you’ll likely experience some rainfall.
2. ToroVerde Adventure Park
If you have older children, it’s worth looking into ziplining at ToroVerde Adventure Park. It’s one of San Juan’s top attractions. The park is located in the mountains, about an hour and 45 minutes from San Juan, and offers a variety of zipline courses to try. Visitors must be 4 feet tall and 100 pounds to participate in ziplining, however the ToroRoller experience is available for children and adults seven years and older. The ToroRoller consists of rope fields, obstacles, and climbing towers for a mild adventure.
3. Museo del Nino Children’s Museum
Located in Carolina, Puerto Rico, the Museo del Nino offers over 100 interactive,
hands-on exhibits that range from music to art and transportation. Kids of all ages love to
explore the jetliner, television station, construction site, and even an erupting volcano. The museum also offers creative stations where children can color and make music. Admission is $6 per child 14 and under.
4. Rio Camuy Caves
Ready for an underground adventure? Grab your family and hop on a scenic tram journey to the depths of the Rio Camuy Caves. Kids ages five and up really enjoy exploring the unique and massive caverns in Quebrada, Puerto Rico. It’s the third most extensive cave system in the world! Tickets range from $13-$18, and the park is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Be sure to plan your visit in advance.
5. Parque de Bombas
Parque de Bombas is a decommissioned firehouse that is a must-see for kiddos of all ages. Here you can take a tour to learn the history of southern Puerto Rico, including fascinating information about Ponce, the firefighters, and the great fire of 1899. It is an excellent excursion for history buffs and families with young children who enjoy the traditional fire trucks.
6. Carabali Rainforest Park
Older children will love the ATV, go kart, and horseback riding excursions available at Carabali Rainforest Park. Many families visit to spend one to two hours riding ATVs through the foothills of El Yunque National Forest, while others choose to horseback ride along the beach. This place has a little something for everyone who wants to experience the beautiful outdoors.
7. The Museo de Vida Silvestre
The Museo de Vida Silvestre, or The Wildlife Museum, is an excellent spot for children to learn about animals and habitats worldwide. You can visit exhibits, hands-on displays, and watch short films. Not interested in wandering around? You can sign up for a guided tour and learn about various animals we share space with. Tickets range from $5-$10, and the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday.
8. Mermaid Snorkeling Adventures
Kids ages five and up can transform into a mermaid at San Juan’s Mermaid Snorkeling Adventures. This guided snorkeling experience allows guests to slip on mermaid tails while swimming alongside tropical fish and turtles. It also includes a video of your adventure as a keepsake!