Sponsored: Win a Trip to Beautiful Puerto Rico

This post brought to you by Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine.

In what may be P-mag’s best giveaway ever, we’re pairing with See Puerto Rico to send a lucky Persephoneer on a fantastic mini-vacation. If you win, we better get a postcard. ; ) 

Puerto Rico is called the All-Star Island. On your “must-do” itenerary, you should include visiting Puerto Rico’s 270 miles of coastline, which is one of the top 10 beaches in the world, according to the Travel Channel. Flamenco Beach, in Culebra, is frequently named one of the best beaches in the world. Bioluminescent bays let you glow like an angel. El Yunque, the only rainforest recognized on U.S. territory by the U.S. national park service, offers a chance to climb to the clouds. If you’re a history buff, you can visit the historic, beautiful city of San Juan. If adventure is more your speed, you can ride horses in Camuy caverns, which traverse through the third largest underground river in the world. If you’re looking for great food, Puerto Rico offers an array of delectable dishes and world-famous rums.

Live your own 5-star vacation story in Puerto Rico.

Visit See Puerto Rico’s official website, and share what you’d do with a few days in Puerto Rico in the comments. Conveniently, commenting will also enter you in the running to win one of the best trips, ever.

Did you know: U.S. citizens don’t need a passport to travel to Puerto Rico. You can hop on a plane with your state ID and go.

The Contest

See Puerto Rico and Trip Advisor are offering a three-night stay (one room only), airfare, and a food credit to the lucky winner, worth up to $2000 (USD).

To enter, leave a comment on this post about what you’d do in Puerto Rico if you win. You can submit additional entries by Tweeting a message about your dream trip to Puerto Rico using the hashtag #5StarPR. Come back here and post the tweet URL in the comments to let us know you did it.

You can also “Like” on Facebook and leave us a comment after. (Link below.)

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Please read the official contest rules (from the sponsor) before entering.

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Good luck, Persephoneers!

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Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

47 replies on “Sponsored: Win a Trip to Beautiful Puerto Rico”

Wow this sounds like a great trip! I’ve never even been to Puerto Rico, but if I could, I would definitely want to explore the old cities (not to mention the jungles and beaches). Also I would love to go swimming — which I literally have not done all year, not even in the summertime. I would definitely check out the local cuisine as well, and score some cool souvenirs as well. It’d be a welcome change from being in the cold, gray winter weather all the time.

What I’d do in Borikén (“Puerto Rico”) is try to connect with the United Confederation of Taíno People while I’m there, learn more about some of the current struggles, such as the remains of my people’s ancestors being displayed for profit in museums for tourism, or the reproductive violence still being committed against my loved ones living on the island, by modern-day colonization and genocide. I’d visit some of the smaller archives and libraries to seek out more documents about silenced Indigenous history, and be with those I care about on the island where I spent time as a child but am currently too poor to visit. Yes, I do want to enter this contest because I want to go, but if for some improbable reason I did win, I’d also spend a lot of those three days thinking about and writing about how white supremacy and colonization are some of the reasons this place is being called the “All-Star” island and being offered up for the tourism industry in the first place. Am I bitter? Absolutely. It literally hurts when I think about white people trampling through Yukiyu, or, really, any inch of the island, on “vacation”.

No, I think that’s pretty awesome! IMHO, social justice is just as important as R&R or having fun. Plus, it’s s cooler that you’d be actually learning stuff and doing something useful — and helpful– with your time. To be honest, it actually makes me feel a little guilty that you’re going great guns with the history/social justice thing while all I can think about is having fun in the sun and doing stereotypical “tourist-y” stuff.

BTW, Taino tribes still exist? I thought they had all been exterminated in the early colonial era.

This is fantastic! If I win, I’ll definitely be making this my honeymoon destination. We are getting married in August but are not currently planning to take a honeymoon as an attempt at saving money. As a result, my attitude towards the wedding has been a bit “meh”…this would definitely change that!

This spring my boyfriend and I went to Puerto Rico, and visited the radio telescope from the Bond films. He enjoyed the film reference, and I enjoyed the nerdery.

I didn’t know it then, but it was during this trip that he decided to propose. We became engaged a month ago! I’d love to return to see the sights from our trip, and to see more of the gorgeous beaches. Puerto Rico is where our relationship kinda cemented itself, and I’d be very grateful to see it again.

This is lovely. I only get the chance to see my family once every couple of years, so I completely understand how your boyfriend must feel! Now I feel bad about my above post, which just says I want a honeymoon…I should remember that I’m lucky this year to get to see my family again at my wedding! :/

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