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Now that same-sex marriage is legal in Puerto Rico, it’s a lot easier for LGBTQ+ couples to get married in this tropical island located in the Caribbean. You can easily get to Puerto Rico from the US. There’s no passport needed for US citizens since Puerto Rico is a US territory. The Island has around 300 miles of coastline, which translates to endless options for beach events. The climate in Puerto Rico is tropical and the temperature is an average of 80 °F, making it perfect for those running from the cold weather.
The Island offers many venue options, from beachfront hotels, luxury hotels, enchanting Haciendas, or even Airbnb’s surrounded by the biodiverse ecosystem of the Rainforest. There’s an ample selection of wedding vendors that cater to the LGBTQ+ community.
Puerto Rico’s natural diversity it’s sure to please any personality type. Getting married in Puerto Rico promises to be not only romantic but definitely a lot of fun. Your destination wedding can range from events as big as ballroom weddings or as intimate as an elopement.
If you stay in the capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan, and plan on staying at Old San Juan, you will be greeted with the charms of colonial architecture and top-notch local cuisine. You will quickly realize Old San Juan is a great LGBTQ+ destination with balconies and establishments proudly hanging the gay flag.
Why Have Your LBGTQ+ Wedding In Puerto Rico
1. After your LBGTQ+ wedding in Puerto Rico, the honeymoon is guaranteed to be filled with adventure and relaxation
Many couples opt to host their wedding and honeymoon in the same location. Puerto Rico is the perfect place to do that. Puerto Rico’s inviting climate, culture, and cuisine cater perfectly for a honeymoon filled with adventure and relaxation.
2. Top things to do on your honeymoon
• Visit Old San Juan’s forts
Old San Juan is famous for its colorful buildings, colonial architecture, and forts. The Morro and San Cristobal fort should be on your list. Snap your picture inside the fort’s sentry boxes and enjoy the view of Old San Juan.
• Visit ToroVerde
For a hit of adrenaline, visit ToroVerde. This zipline park is home to the world’s longest zip line.
• Sail out on a Catamaran
Enjoy sailing out on a Catamaran to visit a hidden White Sandy beach and snorkel with the sea turtles.
• Hike El Yunque
Plan your day to hike and explore El Yunque National Rainforest. Hit the waterfalls and ponds and immerse yourself in nature.
• Explore the Bio Bay
Puerto Rico is home to three of the five bioluminescent bays in the world. If you want a supernatural experience visit one of Puerto Rico’s bio bays to see the plankton glow in the dark. If you are lucky you might even be able to see the milky way.
• Spend the day at Flamenco Beach
If you think of the 100 places to see before you die, this is one of them. Known for its shallow turquoise waters and white sand, Flamenco is a top destination for travelers and honeymooners.
• Adventure out Rock climbing, Canyoneering, River Rafting
Puerto Rico has 3 major climbing crags that are sure to be a great adventure. You can bring your gear if you are a climber or hire one of the local guiding companies. You can also go canyoneering or river rafting and discover the hidden wonders Puerto Rico has to offer.
• Visit Casa Bacardi
You can’t leave the Island without a tasting tour of the renowned Bacardí Rum. This rum distillery is the world’s largest rum distillery.
• Hang out at La Placita
Immerse yourself in pure Puerto Rican culture. The location was founded more than 100 years ago and is now a hub to great bars and restaurants. fake government id card
• Chill out at the beach
Don’t leave the Island without getting your tan on. With so many beaches to choose from, Puerto Rico is a beach lover’s paradise.
As you can see Puerto Rico has a little bit of everything for everyone. If you are looking for a beautiful location that LGBTQ+ friendly, you’ll get to have your dream wedding and enjoy a fantastic honeymoon on this remarkable island.
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Bio: Nilka Gissell is a destination wedding photographer based out in Puerto Rico and NYC. She has been photographing amazing couples since 2012.