Many of our wedding venues are located on the Northwest side of Puerto Rico with the charming town of Isabela taking the prize for the most locations (among them, the breathtaking Hacienda222). A google search might lead you to believe that San Juan is the only town in Puerto Rico but mention the town of Isabela to locals and you’ll see their eyes light up! People who live in Puerto Rico know that Isabela is a true gem, and the place where locals go for vacation! Here are five things you won’t want to miss in Isabela …
Surf at Jobos Beach
Isabela is home to some of the most stunning beaches on the island, you can’t go wrong getting a giant mojito from Tu Mojito, and taking a beach hopping tour. You can start just down the hill from Tu Mojito at Playa Princesa beach (one of our beautiful wedding locations) and continue on to Poza Theodoro, Montones, Swallows’ Pool… and on and on.
Take a walk along 4 miles of coastal trails
On weekends you can stop by Penon de Coco (another favorite wedding spot) and visit our friend Jose and his iconic coco truck. He serves up fresh cold coconut water straight from the coconut. Sip your coco and take a walk along the paseo lineal, over 4 miles of beachfront trails.
Go salsa dancing
There are often events and festivals in the beautiful and historic town square. Wednesday artisan craft fair, Friday Salsa night where they offer a free salsa lesson and play salsa music so you can dance the night away! This and other events are often posted on the town’s Facebook page.
Paddleboard the Guajataca River
The Guajataca Tunnel is one of our most beloved wedding venues. It features beautiful architectural elements of a train tunnel built in the early 1900s. In the tunnel area, you can find murals by local artists and artisan booths set up on evenings and weekends. But our favorite thing about the Guajataca Tunnel is across the parking area where the Guajataca River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Many companies offer kayak or paddleboard tours of the river, this is an amazing and peaceful way to take in Puerto Rico’s natural beauty and the best of what Isabela has to offer.
This list could have been endless but hopefully, it helps you to see that Puerto Rico and all its beauty don’t begin and end in San Juan. Isabela is just one of the 78 municipalities, each thriving with its own unique culture. We hope to see you in Isabela someday soon. If you’d like information about having your wedding in Isabela, please contact us. We’d love to help!
Photos:AJR Photo Studio
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