15 Unique Things to Do in Puerto Rico Inspired by Bad Bunny

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Discover unique things to do in Puerto Rico according to Bad Bunny's favorite places

Bad Bunny, the internationally renowned Puerto Rican rapper, singer, and songwriter, has captivated audiences worldwide with his unique blend of reggaeton, trap, and Latin music. But beyond his musical genius, Bad Bunny is also a proud ambassador of Puerto Rican culture, often showcasing his beloved island in his music videos, performances and songs

This article will take you through Puerto Rico’s vibrant heart, inspired by Bad Bunny’s favorite places. It will guide you through 15 unique activities to immerse you in the island’s rich culture, breathtaking landscapes, and infectious energy.

Why Bad Bunny Is Important for Puerto Rican Culture

Undoubtedly, Bad Bunny is one of the biggest phenomena in Puerto Rico in recent years. We know that “Un Verano Sin Ti” has been one of the greatest albums of 2022 and that you want to visit even some places that Bad Bunny talks about in his famous songs.

In 2022, Bad Bunny shared his Conde Nast Traveler guide to Puerto Rico. In this post, we will see some of these things and go around those places in Puerto Rico that Bad Bunny mentions in his songs. We’ll try to focus on “Un Verano Sin Ti” and unique things to do in Puerto Rico according to this album and Bad Bunny’s most popular songs and we’ll go through his favorite places.

We also went through Bad Bunny’s 2023 album “Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va A Pasar Mañana” to find some lyrics that take us around Puerto Rico. If you are looking to what to do in Puerto Rico on your next stay or where to stay in Puerto Rico, these Bad Bunny’s places will guide you on what to visit on the island.

PD: The probability of meeting Bad Bunny in one of these places during these times is low, but at least you can follow Conejo Malo’s advice and pay tribute to him.

Getting Around in Puerto Rico

As we always mention in this blog, moving around Puerto Rico is almost impossible if you don’t rent a car since we don’t have a trustworthy public transport system. Familiarize yourself with how to get around Puerto Rico, with the roads and traffic rules to ensure a smooth and safe journey. Utilize GPS or mapping apps to navigate and plan your route effectively.

If this option does not work for you, our best advice is to contact locals who can help you move around. If you tell them you want to visit Bad Bunny’s favorite places, they will help you move around the island and show you other unique things to do in Puerto Rico.

Bad Bunny’s Hometown: Vega Baja

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We have to begin with Bad Bunny’s hometown: Vega Baja. In this town, you will mainly find those places that have motivated his life and most of his work. What are the main things to do in Vega Baja? If we go straight to Vega Baja downtown, we will find la Iglesia del Rosario and Teatro America.

Teatro America focuses on showing different plays, from comedy to opera. This is a place you need to see if you are going to visit those unique places in Puerto Rico that are some of Bad Bunny’s favorite places.

In this town, you can also find Supermercado Econo, where Bad Bunny used to work before becoming famous. Be conscious that this is not a tourist attraction but one of Bad Bunny’s favorite places.

Talking about tourist attractions, the main ones in Vega Baja are Manantial Ojo de Agua, la Laguna Tortuguero, la Playa Cerro Gordo y la Casa Museo Alonso

Top Things to Do in Vega Baja

  • Iglesia del Rosario: This site is a must-visit for any Catholic or religious traveler – who happens- to be a Bad Bunny fan.
  • Teatro America: This historic theater has a rich cultural heritage and is worth checking out for a performance or event.

More things to do in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico on Trip Advisor

Discover Bad Bunny Restaurant

The interior of Lala Restaurant, Bad Bunny's Restaurant

Bad Bunny and Noah Assad opened the restaurant Lala in the Mall of San Juan. This restaurant is a fusion of Puerto Rican and Latin food and other elements worth trying. You can have a touch of tostones and seafood that everyone visiting the restaurant says has been an experience.

If you are a Bad Bunny fan visiting Puerto Rico, you should add this to your bucket list.

Calle Loiza: A Vibrant Hub of LGBTQ+ Culture and Creativity

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Salimo’ de Treehouse, no’ fuimo’ pa’ Ocean ParkParty ft. Rauw Alejandro

It’s been a few years since Calle Loiza has become one of the main spots in San Juan. On his Conde Nast guide, Bad Bunny recommended visiting this spot. This spot is also featured in his video with Residente “Bellacoso”.

Some places you can visit in this area that are featured in Bad Bunny’s songs are Treehouse, a place that Bad Bunny mentions in his song, and La Cueva del Mar, a restaurant that Bad Bunny recommends. We should also mention that if you ask yourself, “Is Puerto Rico safe for female travelers?” The answer is yes, and this is an area you should explore.

Calle Loiza also made headlines in December 2022 when Bad Bunny and Arcangel made an impromptu show on the roof of a Gas Station while recording the video for the song “La Jumpa.” Later on in his 2023 album “Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana”, Bad Bunny referred to this in a song called “Acho PR”

Que prefiero cantar gratis en la Loiza que en CoachellaAcho PR ft. Arcangel, De La Ghetto and Ñengo Flow

Bad Bunny in a concert from a Gas Station roof in Calle Loiza, one of the places to visit in Puerto Rico according to Bad Bunny

Top Things to Do in Calle Loiza

  • Treehouse: This popular hangout spot is great for meeting people and enjoying the nightlife.
  • La Cueva del Mar: The best food in the area.

More Calle Loiza on Trip Advisor

What to do in Condado, Puerto Rico, and Ocean Park

Tú me gusta’ por, tú me gusta’ por
Salimo’ de Treehouse, no’ fuimo’ pa’ Ocean Park
Corriendo Can-Am, bebiendo champánParty ft. Rauw Alejandro

These are the closest beaches if you visit or stay in Calle Loiza or even near La Placita. If you are looking for a beach in San Juan, these are your best options.

Ocean Park is mentioned in Bad Bunny’s song “Party” featuring Rauw Alejandro and found in “Un Verano sin ti”

Ayer te vieron dizque en Fifty-Eight con otro tipoYo no soy celoso

Our recommendation is not in Ocean Park but in Condado, one of Bad Bunny’s favorite places: club Fifty-Eight in La Concha Hotel. This Club hosted the after-party of Bad Bunny’s concert in Puerto Rico in July 2022.

More Ocean Park on Trip Advisor

Discover La Placita Puerto Rico

La Placita de Santurce - Los lugares de Bad Bunny -

Lo que pide es un perreo sucio en La PlacitaTe Boté ft. Nio García, Casper, Darell, Nicky Jam y Ozuna

This is one of the most well-known places in and outside Puerto Rico, thanks to a “Te Boté” line. In La Placita you might dance that perreo sucio, or salsa, drink something, sing karaoke, or even eat at some of its restaurants. Some clubs and Bad Bunny’s favorite places in La Placita are Club Vibra, De La Vida, Asere, and El Techo.

More La Placita Puerto Rico on Trip Advisor

Santurce: A Cultural Melting Pot

Buildings in Santurce, Puerto Rico

Y en los carrito’ en Santurce y en Cantera (Ah) – Thunder y Lighting ft. Eladio Carrión

We have gone already through places in Santurce, such as La Placita and Calle Loiza, but there is a lot more to explore in Santurce besides that. One of the most famous places in Santurce is La Calle Cerra, where you can find plenty of street art and bars. Santurce has different areas that travelers should explore. It is also one of the only areas in San Juan where it is easy to move around using public transport, meaning you can have lunch in Lote 23 and take the bus to hang out in the next area we will be talking about…

More Santurce on TripAdvisor

Muevete por Santurce - Guia para Quienes Viajan Low Budget

Move Around Santurce

This guide, published by my publishing house, Eventurera Ediciones, focuses on the best things to do around Santurce using public transport. The best tool to plan your trip and move around the area most effectively.

Things to Do in Miramar

MADMI museum of art and design of Miramar, in Miramar, Puerto Rico

La llevé pa’ Miramar a mirar el mar – Acho PR ft. Arcangel, De La Ghetto and Ñengo Flow

Miramar is a top place for everyone who loves arts and fine dining in Santurce. You can find the MADMI (Museum of Arts and Design of Miramar), a Fine Arts Cinema, and top restaurants such as Comedor or Casita Miramar in this area. This is a great area to either stay while visiting Santurce or find alternative plans.

More Miramar on TripAdvisor

What to Do in San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico - Peliculas Puertorriqueñas para Viajar por Puerto Rico -

Yo sé que estás loca de verme de nuevo y que te perree
Que por San Juan te pasee, je 
Baby Nueva

We’ve already talked about some areas in San Juan, but what about the old city? Bad Bunny claims his girl wants to be taken to this area, and no doubt about that: Old San Juan is one of the favorite places of locals and visitors. You can visit places such as Castillo San Felipe del Morro, La Fortaleza, where Puerto Rico’s governor lives, and the gorgeous Cathedral in Old San Juan.

More Old San Juan on TripAdvisor

La Perla: A Hidden Gem with a Rich History

La Perla - Que hacer en Puerto Rico -

Cuatro de la mañana
Y Andrea
Saliendo de La Perla
Mucho’ la critican sin conocerlaAndrea

La Perla is another hot spot in San Juan, thanks to Luis Fonsi’s video “Despacito”. Bad Bunny made some shows in La Perla at the beginning of his career. In “Un Verano sin Ti”, he mentions La Perla in “Andrea”. Be conscious that La Perla is a residential area where people live.

If you want to visit it, we recommend going with a local and being careful while taking pictures and videos to respect neighbors. You will find attractions like The Bowl and the basketball court Carmelo Anthony. The best part of La Perla is its people.

Boquerón Beach: A Paradise for Relaxation and Outdoor Adventures

Boquerón - Que hacer en Puerto Rico -

El Sol salió a janguear con las nube’
Y me regalaron un día cabrón
Como cuando me quedaba en BoquerónMe fui de vacaciones

If there is a place where you should sing “Me fui de vacaciones” out loud, it is Boquerón. This beach in Cabo Rojo is one of Bad Bunny’s favorite places and a favorite place for the locals to relax. It has one of the best beaches on the island and great nightlife.

Esta playa del pueblo de Cabo Rojo, es uno de los puntos favoritos de los locales para vacacionar y relajarse en los dias festivos. Esta es una de las playas mas lindas del suroeste de la isla y también cuenta con un gran ambiente nocturno.

Boquerón Beach on Trip Advisor

La Parguera: Bioluminescent Bay and Underwater Wonders

La Parguera - Que hacer en Puerto Rico -

Un mangó de Mayagüe’, despué’ pa’ La PalgueraMe fui de vacaciones

La Parguera is an area in Southwest Puerto Rico that, beyond its restaurants and nightlife, is also known for having one of the three bioluminescent bays on the island. Is one of Bad Bunny’s favorite places on the island and also a local’s favorite that is not so well explored by visitors.

More La Parguera on Trip Advisor

Palomino Island: A Serene Escape

Palomino - Los Lugares de Bad Bunny -

Pichea Maldiva’, yo me quedo en Palomino, eyEl Apagón

Palomino is an island on East Puerto Rico. It is possible to get there using the Conquistador Hotel’s ferry or any other private ferry. I have never been to Palomino but this is Bad Bunny’s favorite place and he prefers it even more than the Maldives. This is one of the places to visit in Puerto Rico that you should explore.

More Palomino Island on Trip Advisor

Carolina: Home to Reggaeton Legends

Isla Verde - Que hacer en Puerto Rico

De Carolina, salió el reggaetonEl Apagón

Carolina, located in the north near San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a vibrant city known as the birthplace of reggaeton and the hometown of many of the most famous reggaetoneros in Puerto Rico. Hector el Father, Tito el Bambino, Zion y Lennox, Nio Garcia, and Anuel AA are from Carolina. This town has beautiful beaches and relaxing mountains combined in an urban space.

If you are looking for things to do in Puerto Rico with kids, this town has the best Museo del Niño on the island and is also a great place for them. If you are looking for adventure, Hacienda Campo Rico has zip-lining and four tracks. This town also has beaches like the ones in Isla Verde, like Pine Grove and Hobby Beach. We also recommend visiting Vivo Beach Club to find Ocean Lab Brewing.

Top Things to Do in Carolina:

  • Live music events and local record stores: Experience the city’s vibrant music scene by attending live music events or visiting local record stores.

More Carolina on Trip Advisor

Manati: A Coastal Gem with Natural Beauty

Mar Chiquita - Que hacer en Puerto Rico -

O en ManatíMe fui de Vacaciones

Manati, situated on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, is a coastal gem brimming with natural beauty and cultural attractions. This town is another one of Bad Bunny’s favorite places. Here, the world-famous beach Mar Chiquita is one of the most unique things to do in Puerto Rico. Other beaches are Poza de las Mujeres or Balneario Los Tubos. Spend your days sunbathing, swimming, or indulging in water sports like kayaking and paddleboarding. This charming town offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, making it a popular destination for travelers seeking a diverse Puerto Rican experience.

Visit the Hacienda Esperanza, a historic sugarcane plantation transformed into a cultural and educational center. Explore the plantation’s restored buildings, learn about the history of sugarcane production in Puerto Rico, and experience traditional Puerto Rican cuisine.

More Manatí on Trip Advisor

Isabela: A Surfing Paradise

Jobos - Que hacer en Puerto Rico -

Puedo ver el paraíso llegando a IsabelaMe fui de vacaciones

Isabela, located on the western coast of Puerto Rico, is a haven for surfers with world-class waves and a laid-back beach vibe. This surfer’s paradise is renowned for its consistent swells and diverse breaks, attracting experienced surfers from around the globe.

Embark on a surfing lesson and experience the thrill of riding the waves under the guidance of experienced instructors. If you’re a seasoned surfer, challenge yourself with the powerful waves and explore Isabela’s various surf breaks.

Beyond surfing, Isabela offers a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, fishing, and exploring the mangrove forests that line the coast. Take a boat tour to discover secluded coves and hidden beaches, or simply relax on the sun-kissed sands and soak up the laid-back atmosphere of this surfer’s paradise.

More Isabela on Trip Advisor

Mayagüez: A Vibrant University Town

Mayaguez - Lugares de Bad Bunny -
Todd Van Hoosear, Flickr

Mañana en Aljibe y me quedo por el Maya, ey
Te voy a dar con euforia, tú ere’ mi ZendayaDos Mil 16

If you are looking for unique things to do in Puerto Rico far from San Juan, definitely Mayagüez is an option. On his Conde Nast guide, Bad Bunny mentioned that one of his favorite places in Mayaguez is el Aljibe, and it is also mentioned in a song of “Un Verano Sin Ti. 

Mayagüez, located on the western coast of Puerto Rico, is a vibrant university town with a rich cultural heritage and a thriving arts scene. This bustling metropolis is home to the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, one of the largest universities in the Caribbean. Explore the historic district of Mayagüez, where Spanish colonial architecture blends seamlessly with modern developments. Wander through the charming streets lined with cafes, shops, and art galleries, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of this culturally diverse city.

Venture into the university campus and immerse yourself in the energy of young minds and creative expression. Attend cultural events, exhibitions, and performances hosted by the university’s student organizations and faculty.

This town has some hotels and is near other towns, such as Cabo Rojo, one of Bad Bunny’s favorite places.

Mayagüez is also known for its Brazo Gitano and here you will find the factory Brazo Gitano Franco, which is highly recommended.

More Mayagüez on Trip Advisor

Bad Bunny’s Favorite Places – A Map With Unique Places in Puerto Rico

We know that with this guide, you can visit Bad Bunny’s favorite places and find unique things to do in Puerto Rico. We included a map to help you plan your visit according to Bad Bunny’s songs.

Final Thoughts on These Bad Bunny’s Inspired Journey

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Puerto Rico, where the rhythm of reggaeton meets the rhythm of the waves. Explore sun-kissed beaches, exhilarating waves, and vibrant cultural scenes, immersing yourself in the essence of Puerto Rican life.

As you journey through Puerto Rico, let the music of Bad Bunny guide your steps, echoing the island’s vibrant spirit. From Manati’s laid-back vibes to Isabela’s thrilling surf breaks and the cultural tapestry of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico offers a symphony of experiences waiting to be discovered and cherished. Let the rhythm of Puerto Rico captivate your soul and create memories that will dance through your life.

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Brenda: + 34 years old + Puerto Rican + Viajera Boricua + Master in Cultural Tourism + Foreign Language Major + Hispanic Studies Minor + Portuguese + Italian + Russian + Literature Freak + ♥’s Indie Music + Volleyball Enthusiast + Tricolor do Morumbi(SPFC) + San Antonio Spurs +


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