If you’re looking for something a bit extraordinary on your trip to Puerto Rico, Vieques Island is a sound bet. The surrounding waters glow in the dark thanks to harmless microorganisms which give the bay a neon tint and make for an unmatched wedding backdrop. As a popular destination for water sport enthusiasts, couples spend their time enjoying the area’s remote and secluded islands, many of which are still home to wild horses. As an important ecosystem in Puerto Rico, Vieques Island is best explored kayaking, yachting, snorkeling and diving through the endless mangroves, rainforests and bays nearby.
Couples wishing to marry in Puerto Rico must bring a medical certification indicating you met the required health test for marriage in your place of residence. Photo IDs and birth certificates are also required. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. For more information, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are not required for citizens of the US. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
English and Spanish are the official languages of Puerto Rico.
The official currency of Puerto Rico is the dollar, though they are commonly referred to as pesos.
Climate & Beaches
Puerto Rico has a tropical climate with moderate year round temperatures. Temperatures average 80 degrees F year-round with little variation. Puerto Rico’s rainy season is from April to November.
Vieques is home to a diverse ecosystem of lagoons and bioluminescent bays and islands. Mosquito Bay in Vieques is the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Nearby Culebra hosts Flamenco Beach, which The Discovery Channel named the second best beach in the world. Icacos Island also has beautiful white-sand beaches and turquoise waters that offer visibility of the colorful marine life.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
Near Vieques, a number of secluded islands and inlets showcase the regions bioluminescent bays, white sand beaches, and coral reefs. Whether you want to snorkel, scuba dive, deep sea fish, kayak or yacht, all avid water lovers start out in nearby Fajardo, with an impressive boating center. On land, the 316 acres of rainforest are home to an array of rare and endangered species. To get up close, consider an eco-tour through Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve.
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