With so much variety in Puerto Rico, It can be hard and overwhelming to decide where to have your engagement session. That’s why I decided to share 10 of the most popular engagement session locations in Puerto Rico. Even though you should choose a location that has some personal meaning, this list can help you out narrow it down. You will find locations from all around the Island.
01 Old San Juan
If you love colonial architecture, colorful buildings and forts, look no further than Old San Juan. It holds some of the most Instagramable locations in Puerto Rico. This historic site is full of romance and picture opportunities.
02 El Yunque
If you wonder what makes El Yunque special, it is the only rainforest part of the U.S Forest service. It is home to coquí tree frog, Puerto Rican Parrot and 150 native fern species and 240 tree species. If you are a nature lover there are endless trails and many waterfalls within 28,000 acres of land. Who knows and you might even find the Taíno god Yuquiyú.
Condado’s oceanfront is full of restaurants and hotels. Within walking distance you can relax by the beach, go paddle boarding at the Condado Lagoon were if you are lucky you might be able to see the manatees roaming around or just stroll down the street. Due to its beach access Condado is a favorite for destination couples that want a relaxed session close to their hotel.
04 Hacienda Siesta Alegre
Hacienda Siesta Alegre is a rustic spanish colonial Hacienda. It’s beautiful lush gardens and outdoors/indoors concept is perfect for your engagement session. To top it all off it has a breathtaking view of El Yunque.
05 The Beach
Somewhere I read there are over 300 beaches in Puerto Rico. For such a tiny Island it’s definitely a lot. Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, the diversity of the Island takes to white sandy beaches, black beaches and all the way to beaches with beautiful rocky formations. The coastline is endless, thus depending on your location you can find the perfect beach for you.
06 Jardín Botánico de Caguas
The Caguas Botanical Garden is well known for its natural beauty. It’s is a natural reserve as well as an archeological reserve since it is home to the remains of the Sugarcane factory Ingenio Azucar San Jose along with the remains of the centenary Barracon.
07 Jardín Botánico de Río Piedras
The Botanical Garden located in Rio Piedras was conceived as an educational center. It covers 289 acres of land full of diversity. Strolling through the garden you will find sculptures, heliconias, aquatic gardens, orchids, palm trees and even a recreation of Monet’s aquatic garden in Giverny.
08 Cabo Rojo Lighthouse
Faro de Los Morrillos Lighthouse, commonly known as El Faro was the second lighthouse built by the Spanish in Puerto Rico. Located on the west side of the Island, the breathtaking views of the Caribbean waters, the limestone cliffs, and the mountains on the background are an ocean lover’s destination.
09 Castillo Serrallés
Castillo Serrallés is a mansion located in the town of Ponce built in 1930. The building represents an example of Spanish Moroccan architecture and includes two terraces, a fountain and a symmetrical backyard garden. It overlooks the town of Ponce and it’s located on the south side of Cerro del Vigía which is the highest hill that overlooks the historic center of the town.
10 Las Ruinas at Aguadilla
What is known nowadays as Las Ruinas de Aguadilla it’s actually the ruins of Aguadilla’s first lighthouse. It was destroyed by the historical earthquake of 1918. There isn’t much left of the lighthouse but it surely provides a beautiful background for engagement pictures. The beach next to the ruins as well as the trails nearby adds variety to your photos.
Serafina, Intercontinental, La Concha, Caribe Hilton, El Convento, among others.
Parque Luis Muñoz Rivera/Escambrón
Bosque de Pinos