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Puerto Rico Bachelor Party Guide for 2023 (By a Local)

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A Puerto Rico bachelor party is the type of party that’s easy to plan and impossible to forget.

I mean, Puerto Rico offers every possible fun experience for a bachelor party. Pristine beaches, top-notch cuisine, and the largest rum distillery in the world are all a short airplane ride away from the mainland USA. Plus, you don’t even need a passport to celebrate your bachelor party in Puerto Rico.

I’m a Puerto Rico local, and in this article, I will tell you everything you need to know to plan your Puerto Rico bachelor party. By the way, I’ve also guide a Puerto Rico bachelorette party guide too.

Let’s dive in!

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Where to Stay for a Bachelor Party in Puerto Rico

Old San Juan

View of the bar and restaurants along the Calle de San Sebastián
Bar and restaurants Calle de San Sebastián

👉 Best Area For Walking | ✨ Best Old San Juan Hotels: El ConventoCasaBlanca HotelHotel El Colonial

Old San Juan is a hotspot for history, gastronomy, and nightlife. It’s the ideal location to enjoy a Puerto Rico bachelor party.

Some of the best San Juan beaches are located within walking distance of the historical sites, providing the ultimate balance of the two. For awesome beaches, check out Playa Peña across the capitol or walk to Escambrón Beach, where you can take a turtle snorkeling tour.

At night, bar hop between popular bars like La Factoría, La Taberna de Lúpulo, and Barrachina. For a San Juan bachelor party highlight, try a local beer made by Puerto Rico breweries at Cervercería del Callejón. 

Best of all, staying in Old San Juan means you don’t have to worry about driving, especially if you book at the centrally-located El Convento Hotel.

Pros of Staying in Old San Juan:

  • Lots of restaurants and bars
  • Walkable neighborhood
  • Lots of attractions and things to see
  • Nearby Puerto Rico’s main airport

Cons of Staying in Old San Juan:

  • Can be pricey
  • Crowded

📚 Old San Juan Mini Guide 📚
Best Area to Stay for Walking
Google Map

✨ Best HotelsEl ConventoCasaBlanca HotelHotel El Colonial

🏠 ApartmentsBrowse Top Rentals in Old San Juan

🍽️ Where to Eat Princesa Cocina Cultura ($$), Deaverdura ($), Marmalade ($$$)

🍸 Where to DrinkLa Factoría, La Taberna Lupulo, Barrachina

🎟️ Top Attractions – Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Paseo de la Princesa, Escambrón Beach


View of the cars driving along Dos Hermanos Bridge
Dos Hermanos Bridge in Condado

👉 Best Area For Top Hotels | ✨ Best Condado Hotels: Condado Vanderbilt HotelLa Concha Renaissance ResortCondado Ocean Club

Bachelor parties should stay at Condado for a Miami Beach-style experience. In this high-energy district, hotels, restaurants, brand stores, and clubs border the coast.

You can spend the day kayaking or paddle boarding in the Condado Lagoon. For more thrill, join the locals by jumping off from Puente Dos Hermanos into the water. After the sunset head to Wicked Lilly or 173° to grab a drink with your buddies. 

Or, try your luck at Casino del Mar in La Concha Renaissance Resort. During the weekends, it’s easy to find a live DJ or live music at any of the local restaurants. 

Condado Ocean Club is right at the entrance of Condado. This adult-only hotel is great for a comfortable and centrally-located stay. 

Pros of Staying in Condado:

  • Variety of hotels and apartment rentals
  • Plenty of cool bars and restaurants
  • Safe at night
  • Walkable

Cons of Staying in Condado:

  • Can be pricey
  • Crowded

📚 Condado Mini Guide 📚
Best Area to Stay for Top Hotels
Google Map

✨ Best HotelsCondado Vanderbilt HotelLa Concha Renaissance ResortCondado Ocean Club

🏠 ApartmentsBrowse Top Rentals in Condado

🍽️ Where to Eat Cayo Blanco ($$), Serafina ($$), Kabanas ($$)

🍸 Where to DrinkWicked Lily, ARYA Rooftop, Sandbox

🎟️ Top Attractions – Condado Lagoon, Condado Beach, Playita del Condado

Isla Verde

Aerial view of the cityscape with a coastline and waterfront view at Isla Verde
Isla Verde Beach seen from above

👉 Best Area to Stay for Staying Near the Airport | ✨ Best Isla Verde Hotels: Fairmont El San Juan HotelThe Royal SonestaHampton Inn & Suites San Juan

Isla Verde is one of the most popular places to stay in Puerto Rico for a bachelor’s party. This neighborhood houses great things to do in Carolina including the Isla Verde Beach, where you can go jet skiing or take a surfing class with your group. 

You’ll also find multiple clubs in the area, where concerts and dancing take place every weekend. 

Stay at the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel to have easy access to Club BRAVA, a popular club among party enthusiasts and fun seekers staying at Isla Verde.

The area is also rich in restaurants and bars. Head out with the guys on a food tour through Isla Verde and get drinks at the local bars. 

Stop at Piñones, nearby Isla Verde, to taste the best Puerto Rican food and local flavors like mofongo, a dish of deep-fried mashed plantains.

Pros of Staying in Isla Verde:

  • Variety of hotels and apartment rentals
  • Great bars and restaurants
  • Walkable
  • Access to beach
  • Lively nightlife scene
  • Close to airport

Cons of Staying in Isla Verde:

  • Crowded
  • Can be pricey

📚 Isla Verde Mini Guide 📚
Best Area to Stay for Staying Near the Airport
Google Map

✨ Best HotelsFairmont El San Juan HotelThe Royal SonestaHampton Inn & Suites San Juan

🏠 ApartmentsBrowse Top Rentals in Isla Verde

🍽️ Where to Eat Bistro Café ($$), Panadería España ($$), El Churry ($)

🍸 Where to DrinkMorena Bistro Bar, Patio de Las Flores

🎟️ Top Attractions – Carolina Public Beach, Piñones, Club BRAVA


Aerial view of the docket boats and catamarans at the lush island of Icacos
Boats and catamarans at Icacos

👉 Best Area For Island Hopping | ✨ Best Fajardo Hotels and Rentals: El Conquistador ResortSELVA by DWLas Croabas Apartment

Sailing fans will consider Fajardo the best place to celebrate a bachelor party. Fajardo has multiple marinas where you can grab day trip tours to offshore Puerto Rico islands like Icacos and Palomino. 

You can even take a snorkeling day trip catamaran to Culebra, famous for its pristine waters. 

Other fun things to do in Fajardo include snorkeling at Fajardo’s beaches, hiking at Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, and kayaking at Laguna Grande. Boating activities also include fishing and diving. Just sipping on Piña Coladas while admiring the incredible views of a Caribbean island is an option too. 

El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo has luxurious amenities and your party will love the on-site Puerto Rico waterpark. The hotel also owns a private island you can visit on a boat tour.

Pros of Staying in Fajardo:

  • Easy to island hop
  • Stunning beaches
  • Lots of bars and restaurants
  • Access to bio bay

Cons of Staying in Fajardo:

  • Far from San Juan’s airport
  • Can be pricey
  • Limited nightlife

📚 Fajardo Mini Guide 📚
Best Area For Island Hopping
Google Map

✨ Best HotelsEl Conquistador ResortSELVA by DWLas Croabas Apartment

🏠 ApartmentsBrowse Top Rentals in Fajardo

🍽️ Where to Eat El Pescador ($$$), Costa Mía ($$), Rústica ($$)

🍸 Where to DrinkLa Esquinita del Pirata, Doble Seis

🎟️ Top Attractions – Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, Icacos, Laguna Grande Bio Bay


View of the coconut trees lines along the shoreline and the deep blued calm water in Sun Bay Beach
Sun Bay Beach at Vieques

👉 Best Area For Outdoor Activities | ✨ Best Culebra Hotels: Blue Horizon Boutique ResortFinca VictoriaCasa de Amistad Guesthouse

Vieques is a small Puerto Rico offshore island with a lot to offer. Vieques is a fantastic destination to celebrate a relaxing bachelor party in the outdoors.

The island’s laidback vibe, unlike other Puerto Rico tourist areas, will help you release much of the wedding planning stress. Vieques beaches are among the best Puerto Rico beaches for snorkeling, surfing, and photography.

One of the hidden gems on the island is Mosquito Bay, the brightest bio bay in the world, and one of the three Puerto Rico bio baysDon’t forget to visit the Crab Island Rum Distillery, one of the best Vieques activities

Stay at Finca Victoria if you’re looking for a unique and raw nature experience on the island.  

Pros of Staying in Vieques:

  • Top-notch beaches
  • Remote and uncrowded
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Access to the world’s brightest biobay

Cons of Staying in Vieques:

  • Having to take an airplane or ferry to get there
  • Food can be pricey

📚 Vieques Mini Guide 📚
Best Area to Stay for a Beach Vacation
Google Map

✨ Best HotelsBlue Horizon Boutique ResortFinca VictoriaCasa de Amistad Guesthouse

🏠 ApartmentsBrowse Top Rentals in Vieques

🍽️ Where to Eat El Resuelve de Carmen ($), Lazy Jacks ($$), Duffy’s Esperanza ($$)

🍸 Where to DrinkBar La Nasa, Robin’s Mojito Bar & Grill

🎟️ Top Attractions – Mosquito Bay, Vieques Wildlife Refuge, Caracas Beach


View of the surfers enjoying the waves in Rincón
Surfing at Rincón

👉 Best Area For a Water Sports | ✨ Best Rincón Hotels: Lazy Parrot Inn & Mini ResortTres Sirenas Beach InnCasa Verde Hotel

Rincón offers the perfect setting for a beach-themed bachelor party. This town is located on Puerto Rico’s west coast and is famous for its sunsets and beaches. Here, finding a beach that suits your style and needs is a breeze. You can either catch waves at Domes Beach, snorkel at Steps Beach, or swim at Rincóns public beach. 

Your large bachelor party can stay at Casa Beach Beachfront Home to have easy access to the beach and enjoy unique-looking sunsets.

Rincón’s downtown holds an artisan festival every Thursday, during which you can dance to the rhythm of live entertainment and enjoy a few drinks.

For more ocean adventure, take a boat to Desecheo Island, one of the best Rincón activities to do.

Pros of Staying in Rincón:

  • Top-notch beaches
  • Lots of bars and restaurants
  • Lots of apartment rentals and hotels
  • Plenty of ex-pats and English speakers

Cons of Staying in Rincón:

  • Can be expensive
  • Far from San Juan Airport 

📚 Rincón Mini Guide 📚
Best Area For a Water Sports
Google Map

✨ Best HotelsLazy Parrot Inn & Mini ResortTres Sirenas Beach InnCasa Verde Hotel

🏠 ApartmentsBrowse Top Rentals in Rincón

🍽️ Where to Eat La Copa Llena ($$), Lucky’s Rincón ($), Shipwreck ($$)

🍸 Where to DrinkThe Beach House, Rincón Beer Company

🎟️ Top Attractions – Domes Beach, Maria’s Beach, Tres Steps Beach

Puerto Rico Bachelor Party Activities

Toro Verde Adventure Park

Conquer the longest zipline in America.

A man riding the zipline with the lush mountain view in the background
Zipline through the mountains

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (787) 867-7100 | Website | Hours: 8 am – 5 pm Thurs-Mon | Entrance: $20- $250 | 👉 Browse Tours on Viator

Located between Puerto Rico mountains, Toro Verde Adventure Park is the ultimate stop for thrill seekers looking for bachelor party ideas. 

This park sports the longest zipline in America, known as the Monster. The length of this zipline is equivalent to 28 football fields. You’ll get a view of the countryside and you’ll fly at 90mph in a Superman position. 

The park also hosts multiple cable circuits, a zipline roller coaster, and zipline bicycles. Don’t leave without eating at one of the three on-site restaurants as well.

Bacardí Rum Factory

Take a mixology class at the largest rum distillery in the world.

view of the beautiful landscape and the exterior of Bacardí Rum Factory
Bacardí rum factory is on Cataño (photo: Irina Mos / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (787) 788-8400 | Website | Hours: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm daily | Entrance: $30-$200 | 👉 Browse Tours on Viator

Bacardí Rum is famous around the world for both its flavor and history. Bacardí was founded in 1862 in Cuba and later expanded into other countries such as Puerto Rico and Mexico.

The Puerto Rico facilities, known today as Casa Bacardí, became the largest rum distillery in the world. Connoisseurs can learn about its history and the rum-making process at the factory. The Founder’s Experience tour even takes you within one of the rum aging warehouses.

Getting to the Bacardí factory from San Juan is easy, as you just have to take a ferry across the San Juan Bay to Cataño. From there you can either walk or take an Uber to the factory.

El Yunque National Forest

Hike through muddy trails and bathe in mesmerizing waterfalls of cold and crystalline water.

View of the waterfall surrounded by greenery at El Yunque on a sunny day
Waterfall at El Yunque

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (787) 888-1880 | Website | Hours: 8 am – 5 pm daily (on PR 191) | Entrance: Free | 👉 Browse Tours on Viator

Recognized as the only tropical rainforest in the national forest system, El Yunque is worth adding to your bachelor party ideas. 

This rainforest offers challenging hikes in Puerto Rico for adventurers. But also, you’ll find waterfalls and rivers to chill out with a drink. 

The most popular attractions within El Yunque are on PR 191. Besides the Juan Diego waterfall, first-time visitors shouldn’t miss the Yokahu Tower. 

Check out the border of El Yunque and visit lesser-known tourist spots such as Charco El Hippie and Las Tinajas on the south part of the rainforest – it’s a great place to go rope diving.


Go food kiosk hopping on this beachfront neighborhood.

View of the parked cars outside a restaurant at Piñones
Restaurant at Piñones

📍 Google Maps | 👉 Browse Tours on Viator

A foodie paradise, Piñones is just a short ride from San Juan, Puerto Rico. On this small beachfront drive, live music, dinner, new friends, and beaches are the order of the day.

In Piñones, dozens of food kiosks are aligned together with the best offer of Puerto Rican cuisine. It’s also where you’ll find La Pocita de Piñones, a popular Puerto Rico beach for partiers.

Your bachelor party group can eat and drink as long as your heart desires. Most food is also budget-friendly so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank. Some restaurants open late, so you can dance well past midnight. 

Hacienda Carabalí Rainforest Park

Live the thrill of riding an ATV on a muddy road on the outskirts of a rainforest.

View of the people horseback riding on a sunny day in Puerto Rico
Horse Riding in Puerto Rico

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (787 889-4954 | Website | Hours: 8 am – 5 pm daily | Entrance: $32-$230 | 👉 Browse Tours on Viator

Take your buddies on a wild ATV ride on the outskirts of the rainforest. Hacienda Carabalí Rainforest Park offers ATV group tours of one and two hours.

You’ll get to run an ATV around El Yunque and visit the Mameyes River. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time operating an ATV, as you’ll receive training. 

After finishing your tour, you can grab a drink at Carabalí Bar & Grill.

Tips for Planning a Bachelor Party in Puerto Rico

Bachelor Party Tip #1 – Get Insurance

A silhouette of man surfing on a big wave in Aquadilla
Get insurance to cover water activities (photo: Micha Weber / Shutterstock)

A Puerto Rico bachelor party can get wild pretty quickly. Make sure to protect your trip in case of accidents. VisitorsCoverage.com protects you in case any of your Puerto Rico adventures get out of control and in case bad weather during the Puerto Rico hurricane season affects your trip.

Bachelor Party Tip #2 – Bring a Versatile Wardrobe

View of the tourists hiking in the middle of the jungle
Bring sportswear for hiking

Unlike other beach destinations in the world, you won’t see locals in sandals and swimsuits everywhere. Pack nice clothes for other experiences like dining and clubbing. What to wear in Puerto Rico will depend on what you’re planning for your Puerto Rico itinerary.

Bachelor Party Tip #3 – Rent a Car

View of the cars driving through the south coast at dusk
Driving through the south coast

Renting a car in Puerto Rico is the best way to get around, and it ultimately saves you money. Although there is public transportation within the capital, renting a car or taking tours are the best ways to take day trips from San Juan. Use Discover Cars to find the best deal for a rental car.

FAQs About Bachelor Parties in Puerto Rico

Is Puerto Rico a good place for a bachelor party?

Puerto Rico is a great place for a bachelor party. It offers hundreds of fun things to do including beaches, restaurants, and clubs. Outdoor attractions like forests, nature reserves, and beaches provide budget-friendly activities for a bachelor party. 

What is the #1 attraction in Puerto Rico?

Old San Juan is the #1 attraction in Puerto Rico. It’s known for hosting historical landmarks like El Morro and La Fortaleza. In San Juan’s historic site, travelers will find restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, and museums too.

What city has the best nightlife in Puerto Rico?

The cities with the best nightlife in Puerto Rico are San Juan and Carolina. Old San Juan and Condado are districts with bars, casinos, and clubs. La Placita in San Juan is known as the best nightlife spot in Puerto Rico. In Carolina, clubs like Club Brava and Vivo Beach Club are also popular nightlife locations. For more, see our guide to nightlife in Puerto Rico.


Now you know everything you need to start planning your Puerto Rico bachelor party! Before you go, continue reading our guide on what to do in Puerto Rico to fill the rest of your itinerary.  

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