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If you’re still not sure if Puerto Rico is the right place for you to elope, I hope this blog post convinces you! 🙂
It’s hard to say that a certain part of Puerto Rico is more amazing than the rest because in my opinion pretty much all of it. Puerto Rico offers enough landscape and architecture variety to please every traveler. But there are some places on the island that just shine more than others – Rincon is one of those places.
Rincon is one of the most popular surfing destinations, attracting surfers from all over the world. Located on the far west side of the island, this place is also an elopement paradise with all of its beaches, cliffs overlooking the ocean, and golden sunsets. Aside from all the natural wonders it offers, it’s also easy for tourists to get in-and-out, and around.
First, there’s an airport nearby in the town of Aguadilla. Smaller than the airport in San Juan (which I would consider the main airport in PR,) this one still offers plenty of international flights with most major airlines. And even though San Juan is only a little over a 2-hour drive away from Rincon, it’s very convenient being able to fly directly into the west side of the island, especially if you’re not planning on visiting the metro area (San Juan). This makes it really easy for guests to fly into your wedding and back out without a long drive or even needing to rent a car being that the Aguadilla airport is only 30 minutes away from the Rincon area. Easy to fly into and plenty of lodging, everything from resorts to AirBnbs.
Second, even though most people in Puerto Rico speak English because it’s taught in schools at all levels, Rincon is probably the most English speaking part of Puerto Rico I’ve ever visited. I guess because of the international traffic from the surfing community, and the fact that many mainland Americans live there (surf life.) Rincon is by far where I hear the most English spoken on the island.
LinnMarie and Brage’s Destination Wedding Story:
LinnMarie inquired with me only a couple of months before her wedding day after finding out that her photographer friend was not going to be able to make the wedding. Everyone was traveling from Sweden to Puerto Rico for this celebration, including her photographer friend who last minute had to cancel. This left her in the tight spot of finding someone quick, and luckily, I was available! 🙂
They rented Villa Caracol Che as their house and venue for their wedding weekend. This place is incredible! Not only is it an incredible house for the couple and their family to stay in, but on the wedding day, they also provided everything: officiant, chef, and wait staff. This is definitely a route I’d recommend anyone looking to have a small, intimate destination wedding weekend with loved ones.