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Puerto Rico, The Island of Enchantment

Updated: Apr 15, 2022

Today I am so excited to talk about one of the most beautiful places in the world, not only because it is the country where I was born and raised, but because it is one of the places known worldwide for its beauty.

Puerto Rico Facts

Puerto Rico is the territory of the United States. To travel to Puerto Rico from the United States, you do not need a passport because it is considered a domestic trip. This is a very important factor when deciding where to celebrate your destination wedding since perhaps some of your guests do not have or simply do not qualify to have it. Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean. Out of the four largest Antilles, Puerto Rico is the smallest island, measuring approximately 100 x 35 miles. Puerto Rico consists of the big island and five smaller islands called Culebra, Vieques, Caja de Muerto, Desecheo and Mona with only 2 of them inhabited.

Something beautiful and particular about my island is that the coast is around the entire island and the mountains are in the center which we call La Cordillera Central. In the north we have the Atlantic Ocean and in the south is the Caribbean Sea. The capital is San Juan, located in the north of the island and where most of the tourism is concentrated. Puerto Rico is made up of 78 municipalities. Ponce is one of the most visited municipalities, located in the south of the island which we call the second capital. This has a very typical Spanish architecture. We have one of the municipalities most visited by surfers in the west and it was the host of the International Surfing Championships in 1968. We have the municipality of Arecibo in the north of the island, where the famousis located, Observatorythis radio telescope which is the only facility of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC). He has appeared in movies and television series. One of the most wonderful places on my island are the islands of Vieques and Culebras to the east. I remember these as a unique experience and I recommend that you visit them when you go to Puerto Rico, specifically the bioluminescent Mosquito Bay and in Culebra the Flamenco beach. To get to them you can take a ferry from the municipality of Ceiba or also by plane from San Juan or Ceiba.

Actually there is much more to say about the beauties of my country, I promise I will talk more in the future, but I want you to know that we are the home of the only Rainforest of the United States National Forest Service EL YUNQUE. El Yunque is located in the municipality of Río Grande around 45 minutes from San Juan.

Puerto Rico has a number of fantastic and beautiful accommodation locations but today I will talk about a specific place which I consider excellent for you to have a beautiful destination wedding.

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort

The only resort in the northeast of the island with a mile of beach access, 2 golf courses, trails, 3 quiet pools and Rio Mar Casino. Wyndham Grand Rio Mar has over 400 rooms with a private balcony and a wide view of the Atlantic Ocean and the El Yunque Rain Forest. The rooms offer access for people with disabilities, cable TV, WiFi, they offer pet friendly rooms (contact the resort for more information) and much more. The resort offers countless services at the Mandara Spa including a cabin massage during sunset.

Wyndham Grand rio Mar has a total of 7 culinary locations which offers from pizzas to authentic dishes with Puerto Rican flavors.

Weddings and Activities

The resort offers 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor activity space options. Some spaces are the Caribbean Ballroom which has a view and access to the outdoor facilities or if you are looking for a place for up to 2,000 people, the resort offers the Río Mar room which is one of the largest in the entire Caribbean. It offers the opportunity to have activities on the beach or in its gardens.

For weddings and renewal of vows the resort offers packages from $999 to $2,899. Contact us for more details on how to have the most beautiful destination wedding on the island of enchantment. MMO is a specialist in Destination Weddings in Puerto Rico. Make your appointment for a completely free consultation.

I want to thank with my soul YAJAIRA HERNANDEZ (Senior Catering & Conference Services Manager) at WYNDHAM GRAND RIO MAR PUERTO RICO GOLF & BEACH RESORT for the information and photographs used to make this blog.

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