Leave the Cold Behind and Visit Puerto Rico {Sweepstakes}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Brrr! It's cold outside. I really do love this time of the year, and all the festivities that come with the holiday season. Eventually though (usually around mid February) I will tire of bundling up in layers of clothes, scarves and gloves in an attempt to stay warm. I will be dreaming of leaving the cold behind and visiting some place tropical and warm like Puerto Rico. After all, the new year is just days away so it's time to start thinking about 2014 travel destinations. 2014 would be a great year to visit Puerto Rico!
Why Visit Puerto Rico?
Puerto Rico is a 5-star vacation destination filled with world-class attractions and has activities for everyone in the family. The best part is you don't even need a passport and don't have to worry about currency exchange! Just hop on a plane and go! It's just that easy!
If you want to kick back and relax on the beach (yes please!), Puerto Rico has you covered with over 270 miles of the most beautiful coastline and stunning vistas. They say that Puerto Rican beaches are a must see! The little island of Puerto Rico has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is featured in Travel Channel’s Top 10 Beaches. Live your own 5-star vacation story in Puerto Rico.
When I visit Peurto Rico, the following activities will be on my short list:
– Glow like an angel in the water in the Bioluminescent bays.
– Visit the only rainforest under US national park service, El Yunque, and climb to the clouds.
– Take in some local history and enjoy old world charm of San Juan.
– A horse back ride on the magnificent Camuy caverns that runs through the 3rd largest subterranean river in the world.
– Foodies can experience the delicacies of Puerto Rico and it’s famous Rums.
– Explore the coastline –including Flamenco Beach in Culebra, which is often cited as one of the best beaches in the world!
This is the stuff dreams are made of! Whether you’re a golfer, foodie, adventurer, or a beach bum, Puerto Rico has everything that you want in a nice relaxing vacation.
Win a Trip for Two to Puerto Rico!
One lucky person will win a trip for two to Puerto Rico which includes airfare, a 3-night stay (one room), and food credit. The total prize package is valued at $2000!!! Read the Official Contest Rules.
How to Enter:
1.) Leave a comment (madatory entry). Leave a comment below telling your favorite ammenities in Puerto Rico. Learn more at SeePuertoRico.com and learn how to Live your own 5-star vacation story in Puerto Rico. 
2.) Optional Entry – Follow @PRTourismCo on Twitter then tweet out a message about what you would like to do in Puerto Rico using the hashtag #5StarPR and tag @aboutamom. Leave a comment below with your tweet URL. 
3.) Like SeePuertoRico.com on Facebook and leave a comment below stating that you like SeePuertoRico.com on Facebook.  

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  1. Ari Yoder says

    I liked SeePuertoRico on Facebook. I am interested in everything! I particularly to walk thru town and experience life from the street. I want to experience bio-luminescence. And food! I want to try all types of food. Plus, I want to speak nothing but Spanish so I can keep those skilled honed (although I understand most of the people speak English).

  2. says

    I would LOVE to go to Puerto Rico and stay at the Parador MaunaCaribe. While in Toro Verde I would most definitely go Zip Lining on La Bestia. It’s been one of the items in my bucket list. I’d also love to give a try at Rapelling while there. I love the beach, so I would spend plenty of time walking on the beach, wading in the water, soaking in the rays, and sipping fine, local rum cocktails. Adventure and relaxation. Can’t get much better than that! And to know that I don’t even need a Passport nor to worry about currency exchange – I am SO there! Think I found the best birthday gift for myself!

  3. Pamela B says

    As an avid horse lover, horseback riding the Camuy caverns would be an experience of a lifetime. I would love traversing the rainforest and viewing spectacular waterfalls and the beautiful sandy beaches. The Bioluminescent bays sound every bit as magical as all the beauty Puerto Rico has to offer!

  4. says

    As an avid horse lover, horseback riding the Camuy caverns would be an experience of a lifetime. I would love traversing the rainforest and viewing spectacular waterfalls and the beautiful sandy beaches. The Bioluminescent bays sound every bit as magical as all the beauty Puerto Rico has to offer!

  5. says

    As an avid horse lover, horseback riding the Camuy caverns would be an experience of a lifetime. I would love traversing the rainforest and viewing spectacular waterfalls and the beautiful sandy beaches. The Bioluminescent bays sound every bit as magical as all the beauty Puerto Rico has to offer!
    I like SeePuertoRico.com on Facebook.

  6. G Andolina says

    My favorite amenity would be exploring the open-air marketplaces in San Juan. And listening to good salsa of course!

  7. Steve says

    I would like to visit Puerto Rico to wander around Old San Juan, to experience the history of this great place. I would then want to take a break and just enjoy life by trying out Kite Flying on the wide, open field of El Morro. Sounds like a blast.

  8. Kate J says

    I vacationed in Puerto Rico a few years ago and would absolutely love to go again. I recommend it to everybody. It was absolutely beautiful. I loved walking along the beach. Eating the local food. It was delicious. And walking around night and day. Old San Juan was nice with cobblestone streets. The local bus was way cheap and great transportation instead of paying for a taxi. I would just love to go again. I have always said I wanted to! 2014 would be great!

  9. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says

    El Yunque is amazing. I love puerto rico; went there as a child and would go back in a heartbeat

  10. Carly D. says

    My husband and I love traveling and experiencing other cultures. We have never been to PR before so this would be amazing!

  11. Georgette V says

    My favorite amenities in Puerto Rico are El Yunque and Vieques to see bio luminescent bay. Have always dreamed of going.

  12. heather r says

    how could I choose just one? how could i fit it all into 3 days!?! I want to travel to el yunque and experience the beauty of a rain forest first hand, have a sip of good puerto rican coffee, and glide over a bioluminescent bay!

  13. karen says

    I have always wanted to zipline. Puerto Rico has the Toro Verde which is the longest Zip Line on Earth. I would also love walking through the white sand beaches and enjoy a hike in the El Yunque subtropical rainforest.

  14. Lora W. says

    I would love to go to El Yunque Rainforest park, relax at La Monserrate Beach Park and enjoy the wonderful food in Old San Juan.

  15. Kelly Nicholson says

    1.) Leave a comment (madatory entry). Leave a comment below telling your favorite ammenities in Puerto Rico. Learn more at SeePuertoRico.com and learn how to Live your own 5-star vacation story in Puerto Rico.

    i wanna go caving..thanks

  16. Kelly Nicholson says

    3.) Like SeePuertoRico.com on Facebook and leave a comment below stating that you like SeePuertoRico.com on Facebook

    same name and email used..thanks

  17. Terri Herman says

    I would love to explore the El Yunque rainforest! Also the many historic areas as well. Puerto Rico has a rich history.

  18. T.J. Wallace says

    I liked SeePuertoRico.com on Facebook and I tweeted: https://twitter.com/TJWallaceSurvey/status/417338702025592832

    I would like to visit the Central Mountain Region of Puerto Rico and take a boat ride on Dos Bocas Lake and stay at the Casa Grande Mountai Retreat. I didn’t even know Puerto Rico had a mountain region! I thought it was all beaches. I much prefer mountain vacations to beach vacations (I burn and get bored laying out!). I would also love to take one of the caving and ziplining tours.

  19. Becky Richied says

    I would love to go to Puerto Rico because I promised myself that after getting healthy and being cancer free I would see more of the world, that was a year ago. I am blessed to be here but I would love to see the beautiful history and gorgeous beaches. I have a friend that goes to see his family there all of the time and the pictures are breathtaking.

  20. Tammy S says

    My favorite amenities in Puerto Rico are the beautiful beaches, Bioluminescent Bay. I would love to take in the beauty of the el yunque rain forest and go snorkeling at Culebra Island with visibility up to 80 feet.

  21. cheryl s says

    we love PR – especially the forts and history and walking the cobblestone streets in san juan – not to mention the delicious food

  22. Shelley Slider says

    I liked see PR on FB and my fav ammenities are right on the beach and getting a chance to see th e bio bay and the lovely history!

  23. Kimberly Joy says

    I liked the face book page. I went to PR for the first time in march 2013. I cant wait to go back. I love it! It is so beautiful. The food and golf is awesome. So beautiful and relaxing. Its my favorite travel spot. The peopke and culture are great.

  24. Pamela Sloss says

    I’ve never been to Puerto Rico. I’d love to explore the beautiful sites that I see in pictures. I’d love to shop with the locals for unique treasures. And I’d love to come home to share my adventures with my friends of Puerto Rico.

  25. Alinga B says

    *Mandatory Entry* I’ve never been to PR. I would LOVE this vacation! With 3 kids my we don’t take many vacations, let alone a vacation without the kiddos. :) I really love the longest zip line, the beautiful beaches, oh and the National Forest looks amazing and peaceful! I bet the food is amazing too.

  26. Natalie S says

    I would love to relax on the gorgeous white beaches, eat the wonderful local food, explore Old San Juan and go horseback riding! Such a beautiful country! nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

  27. C GIbbs says

    Puerto Rico has great food and nice beaches. Old Town San Juan is so cool to walk around in and it is cheap to catch the bus from the Condado area to Old Town. The forts are awesome!

  28. Marianna says

    I’d love to visit the beaches and try this place – Campo Rico Cave, Rappelling & Ziplining Safari! Sounds so fun and beautiful!

  29. Cassandra Eastman says

    My favorite amenties would be spending time outdoors at the beach, and taking tours and also going to museums. I’ve never been to Puerto Rico but it looks beautiful!

  30. Starla Bates says

    I would absolutely LOVE the idea that I could pack up my bags, go straight to the airport, and land in the beautiful Puerto Rico. I love that I would not have to get a passport months ahead, and also not go through the hassle of exchanging currencies! I would definitely, without a doubt, go to the El Yunque rain forest and do zip lining!

  31. Tara Liebing says

    We would love to see the beaches and nature. My son wants to go to Playa Santa & La Parguera Full Day and go snorkeling.

  32. Louise B says

    I liked seepuertorico.com’s facebook page via my page facebook.com/coupon.weez

    Thanks for the great giveaway

  33. Cynthia Cover says

    I would definitely go to Play Rosada Beach. The idea of a pool with in a beach surrounded by decks sounds amazing, maybe check out some secluded beaches too….with the hubby heehee.

  34. Cynthia Cover says

    I liked SeePuertoRice.com on Facebook and commented. What a trip this would be, thanks for doing this giveaway. I really need a break.

  35. Tara O. says

    Wow, there are so many things to do in Puerto Rico that look amazing! I think my favorite amenity is Old San Juan. I would definitely do the Old San Juan Heritage Walking Tour!

  36. K.Pugh says

    I’d like to see the 20 Acre wide telescope that predicts asteroids. I’d also like to walk around Old San Juan.
    Thanks for the chance.

  37. Dawn Monroe says

    How can I choose one? Id love to go on a cave adventure and walk along a see a waterfall. My husband and I could treat it like the honeymoon we never had. Thanks for the chance. The food and beaches look amazing too!

  38. says

    I’m most excited about the rainforest and hiking to a waterfall AND the more than 270 miles of coastline. I want to see every beautiful beach I can!!

  39. Tammy S says

    tammy schweitzer ‏@tammyschweitz57 2m

    i would love too go too Puerto Rico for fabulous beaches & rainforest #5StarPR and tag @aboutamom

  40. shnieka johnson says

    I enjoy the Condado area beaches as well as Old San Juan charm. My favorite thing to do is go to Luquillo beach, have lunch at a kiosko and drink a pina colada.

    I follow on twitter and fb.

  41. Debbie G says

    I would love to go to Playa Tamarindo and go snorkeling!! Part of Culebra’s Luis Peña Channel Natural Reserve, Tamarindo will show you some amazing sea life. Stingrays and sea turtles are regulars at the Tamarindo reefs. Sounds absolutely amazing!!

  42. Stacy says

    I would love to see El Morro! I live in FL, so I am no stranger to Spanish forts, but I am fascinated by them, and El Morro is in such a beautiful location! I think I would spend a lot of time in Old San Juan, just exploring the history and culture.

  43. Danielle says

    My favorite amenities would be the adventure activities such as the hiking, kayaking, ziplining and canopy bridges.

  44. Julie Cowart says

    I want to see the place of history and culture. I love old towns and museums and war sites. Also snorkeling and Im very excited to try Mofongo ! it is one the most popular dishes of Puerto rico, I saw it on Diners, Drive ins and Dives and have wanted to try so what better place then here !!

  45. Thomas S says

    My favorite golfer growing up was Chi Chi Rodriguez. It has always been a dream of mine to play golf in Puerto Rico and maybe I would lucky to get to meet Mr. Rodriquez.

  46. Michelle Hillery says

    My husband and I are newlyweds. A few years ago before we were married we saw bio-luminescence in the Cayman Islands. My husband went absolutely nuts. He loved it and said he felt like he was in Avatar. I couldn’t get him out of the water – even though there were tons of jellyfish in the sea! He said he felt the risk of the jellyfish was worth it to experience the magical light show that he was creating with his movement in the water.
    The bio-luminescence in Puerto Rico is supposed to be the best in the world. I would love to take my husband to see it and see the excitement in his face!!

  47. V. Mayer says

    I’d love to snorkel off of Flamenco Beach, explore El Yunque National Forest, and try the La Bestia zipline! Thank-you!

  48. Zoey Smith says

    I want to explore all of the 14 state forests, including El Yunque, the only sub-tropical rainforest in the United States, and the Guánica Dry Forest, a United Nations Biosphere Reserve!

  49. Carrie Conrad says

    I would love to do and see it all! I want to enjoy the beautiful sights, relax on the amazing beaches with my husband, tour the rain forest, zip line, snorkel… Puerto Rico in on my bucket list!

  50. Sherri G. says

    The amazing beaches surrounding the island (270 miles of coastline!) provide nearly all of the amenities i need – sun, sand and beautiful views! – but I would definitely have to also check out La Bestia, the longest zipline on earth!

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