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Experience Puerto Rican culture

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Experience Puerto Rican culture

My family and I (our daughter is 6 and learning spanish) are spending a week in Puerto Rico this summer. I would like to have some typical touristy experiences (beach etc) but also show her the fun of living in and learning about another culture. I get the impression, however, that most places in touristy areas (vieques for example) are run by Americans or Europeans. We do not want to stay in resorts or all-inclusives.

Do you have any recommendations for us? Maybe there is a language school or organization that provides homestays with families?

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1. Re: Experience Puerto Rican culture

PR is a US territory, therefore, some attractions are protected and run by the US federal government. That being said, the Old San Juan is the best way to learn about the discovery of the island and its history. Then the Tibes Ceremonial Park (below) in Ponce is the best way to explore the PRican origins. Also, Guavate is the best way to enjoy our traditional dishes.

As far as where to stay, unless you already know a family or have friends you can stay with, you will have to use the typical lodging options. Staying with a local family is not customary in PR as families are a very big deal, and very personal. I suggest renting a condo instead. Visit vrbo.com to see the available listings.


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