By Nyrma Morales
If surfing is your thing then you don’t want to miss out on the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Search surfing competition. It’s where the world’s top surfers go to face-off against each other on the shores of Somewhere, Puerto Rico. The event this year could be making history as iconic surfer Kelly Slater attempts to take home his 10th ASP crown.
Test out your own repertoire of surf skills on the west coast of the island, where you’ll find the best spots for surfing. The easiest way to get there is by renting a car, but you can also find direct flights from Fort Lauderdale (FLL), New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR) into the Aguadilla airport (BQN) on the west coast.
Many affordable hotels can be found near the surfing areas and most of them offer discounts all year around. Enjoy a quiet paradise at Parador Vistamar and Villa Montaña Beach Resort in Isabela. Lounge on the beach at Rincon Beach Resort in Añasco and Rincon of the Seas Grand Caribbean Hotel, Lazy Parrot & Villa Cofresí Hotel in Rincon.
Along with its gorgeous beaches, Puerto Rico is also home to many unique natural forests, caverns, historical sites, bioluminescent bays and other family-friendly attractions. After a day of surf and sun, spend time soaking up the vibrant island culture by enjoying authentic local dishes or dancing the night away to the hypnotic island rhythms.
With an historic surfing competition, world-famous beaches and a family-friendly atmosphere, Puerto Rico has something for everyone. If you can’t make it to the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Search this year, remember that Puerto Rico offers amazing surfing and beautiful beaches in the Caribbean year-round.
Traveler tip: No passport required for US citizens.
Nyrma Morales is a Market Manager for Orbitz based in Puerto Rico. She’s been in the tourism and hotel Industry for more than 27 years, and loves to experience the island best attractions with her family and friends.