I'm looking at a summer vacation for my family for next year. We've never done a beach/tropical location before, so this will be a new planning adventure for me. My concern is that in chasing three kids on a beach for 16 hours a day will not be relaxing and fun for anyone, so I want a location that will keep the kids stimulated and engaged in what we are doing (rainforest tours, river tours, fun active things) From what I'm seeing, Puerto Rico seems to have that!
So first question is, recommendations there on good family active things.
Second, I have looked at the "family" hotel, which are fine, but being as I don't really understand the layout of the island, as I've never researched it before, what are the optimal areas to stay in and what are some good hotels. I would not be opposed to a mom and pop type resort or villa type thing if the vibe was inviting and wonderful. On the flip side, I'm ok with a chain as long as it isn't cookie cutter and has some island flavor. We don't want to spend a fortune, but we also want a good quality location....so a good balance of both would be perfect!
Any ideas? Oh and I've read that summer is "off-season". Why is that and is it completely unbearable to go in the summer? Thanks for any input!Edited: 04 September 2013, 04:21