Latin megastar Bad Bunny, Apple Music's Artist of the Year 2022, walks us through his favorite local destinations in Puerto Rico and how they left an impact on his chart-topping album, Un Verano Sin Ti.Less
"This is one of the last, if not the last, businesses in the area of Piñones where the beach is right in front of you. The curious thing is that when people ask, 'Where did you park?' and you reply, 'En el carajo,' everyone knows."
"A mythic place with one of the best bars on a global level. The place has various areas that alternate musical genres and ambiance, but I believe since COVID only two are available. Last summer I went for the first time, low-key looking for a place where I could just be myself, and it was a magical night. Everyone respected my space, treating me like what I am—just one more in the bunch—and I had the best time. It has the best salsa playlist in the world."
"Palmas is a low-key spot. It’s close to many beautiful beaches in Manatí. It’s a place where I usually stopped when on a road trip through the northern coast."
"Casa Vieja has a wide variety of food, drinks, and traditional Puerto Rican music. They always make you feel as if you were at grandma’s house. It’s located on a mountain in Ciales and has a beautiful view. My friends always stop by after partying in the center of the island, and I’ve low-key tagged along on some of those occasions."
"On the west side, there are thousands of places to have a good time, but I love this one in particular because it has delicious food and one of the best views of the west (for me). Perfect for a snack, a beer, and to enjoy the most beautiful sunset."
"I have so many beautiful memories of this place. Most summers my family and I used to come on vacation, and the experience was simply magical for me. For an adult, it’s not far behind, with many bars and restaurants to choose from. It’s also really close to a lot of other great spots on the west side of PR, including several beaches."
"It’s a classic, and the vast majority of my generation has frequented this place since childhood. It’s known for its sausages and familial ambiance. I remember going very often as a kid with my family."
"This always meant a road trip, because it’s in the west, two hours away from San Juan. They have the most delicious mojitos of all flavors. It’s amazing to spend time there on the weekends and end up on the beach watching the sunset."