What to Pack For a Trip to Puerto Rico, From Cutout Dresses to Sunhats
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Just 1,000 miles away from Miami, Puerto Rico is an island destination that's easy to visit from the US. Since Puerto Rico is a US territory, it's relatively accessible, with no passport needed for US citizens living stateside to access its gorgeous beaches, crystal-blue waters, and lush rainforest landscape. It's why celebrities frequent the Caribbean island, sneaking away for a whirlwind weekend or even buying property there to visit as often as possible. And when it comes to what to wear in Puerto Rico, visitors dress appropriately for the sunny weather, grabbing breezy dresses to tour Old San Juan or glittering minis to party at the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel.
With so much to see and do in Puerto Rico, your wardrobe should run the gamut from festive to effortless with pieces earmarked for all your travel plans. For example, to visit the Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista in San Juan where Jennifer Lopez got married, you may want to choose a sweeping maxi that you can pair with flats and a sunblocking Eugenia Kim hat. To enjoy the island's famous nightlife strip, the Bad Bunny-frequented La Placita de Santurce, go for a colorful Bruce Glen slip dress that you can pair with strappy pink sandals. Want to catch a concert while in town? Hit the popular Fairmont El San Juan Hotel, where Will.i.am recently performed at Puerto Rock Steady Fest, and wear an embellished Retrofete mini covered in sequins. And if you'd rather just relax by the pool and spa at, say, the gorgeous St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, style a Fe Noel swimsuit with the brand's striking ombré sarong.
From night swims among phosphorescent creatures to the charming, vibrant architecture of Old San Juan, keep scrolling for what to wear and what to do in Puerto Rico.