After over a decade as a wedding photographer, I have to say elopements are one of my favorites to photograph. If you are still thinking of eloping in PR, go ahead and buy your plane tickets now! With so many beautiful locations, I’m sure you won’t regret it.
How to plan your elopement in Puerto Rico
If you are not a local, planning your elopement from a far can be daunting. But, I’m here to help. I usually help couples plan out their elopement day. I can help you choose a location, connect you with local vendors and help you draft a timeline. Even though an elopement is a fairly simple event, having the insight about traffic, sunrise and sunset times, and weather is a must for a perfect elopement day.
5 Cool Places to Elope in Puerto Rico
White Sandy Beach
If your thing is the beach, we have so many to choose from! Puerto Rico even has the 3rd best beach in the world, Flamenco Beach located in Culebra.
Off the beaten path Ruins
There are many hidden treasures in the Island. As a local I have insight of a few of these hidden gems. We even have ruins that make perfect backdrops for elopements.
If you prefer to submerge yourself in the rainforest, El Yunque creates a jungle like setting. Rivers, waterfalls, trails, they are all perfect for a more adventurous elopement.
Old San Juan
Historic Old San Juan is an Unesco World Heritage Site. It’s architecture dates back to the 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial period. It is full of colorful buildings with old-world and romantic European charm. It’s home to two massive forts: El Morro and San Cristobal. This two are a classic spot for a romantic elopement.
A Boutique Hotel
A Boutique Hotel is a small and intimate hotel with stylish design décor in a unique setting. Puerto Rico has many to choose from. Olive Boutique Hotel is among Puerto Rico’s top 10. El Blok, El Convento, Decanter Hotel, The Gallery Inn, Villa Herencia are a few top destinations. Now there are new concepts for those that want to immerse themselves more in nature like Rancho La Terapia and Finca Victoria.
It doesn’t matter what you end up choosing, Puerto Rico won’t disappoint you. These are just a few ideas among the many options of our Island. From the mountain tops to the oceans, the sky is the limit for your beautiful elopement.