Puerto Rico Island

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Discover pristine beaches, explore caves and hiking trails, and immerse yourself in the relaxed local culture of this Caribbean island.

Puerto Rico has a rich history, pristine white-sand beaches and forested mountains, and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Puerto Rico is made up of several islands and keys; Puerto Rico Island is the largest island and the main hub.

Explore Puerto Rico’s fascinating cultural and indigenous past in the Old San Juan district in San Juan, the capital city located on the northern coast of Puerto Rico Island. Major historic attractions include El Morro (Castillo San Felipe del Morro) and Fort San Jeronimo (Fortin de San Gerónimo de Baquerón). To learn more about contemporary local culture, visit the Museum of the Americas (Museo de Las Américas) and Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico).

Enjoy traditional cuisine and cocktails at one of the island's many fashionable bars and restaurants. The Ocean Park area offers beachfront dining and a relaxed island atmosphere. Venture further afield to try regional street food at Luquillo Beach, where there are dozens of kiosks selling typical snacks, such as pinchos (chicken, pork or shrimp kabobs) and tostones (fried green plantain).

Much of Puerto Rico Island is covered in forest that is excellent for hiking. Explore the network of caves at Rio Camuy Cave Park (Parque de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy), or hike through waterfalls in El Yunque National Forest.

All along the coast you’ll find stunning beaches. Condado Beach and Isla Verde Beach are just minutes from downtown San Juan. The island’s tropical climate means it’s warm enough to dip into the ocean year-round. The height of tourist season is December through April; be aware that hurricanes can crop up the rest of the year.

Puerto Rico is serviced by the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, and can be reached from destinations across the Americas. The public transportation in Puerto Rico is limited to parts of San Juan, so you’ll need to rent a car or travel by taxi if you want to explore the countryside.

Where to stay in Puerto Rico Island

Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
55 Condado Avenue, San Juan, 00908
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The price is $179 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in San Juan. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,408 reviews)
"I really enjoyed my stay, staff was nice, clean hotel and perfect location to get around everywhere easy. Only down point was the gym which is very small."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites
El Conquistador Resort
El Conquistador Resort
4 out of 5
1000 Conquistador Avenue, Fajardo, 00738
The price is $294 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Fajardo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (718 reviews)
"Five stars for beach and staff. Everyone is very nice and responsive. The only negative is restaurant option in the hotel - overpriced and not very good. The exception is the ice cream place - highly recommended!"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

El Conquistador Resort
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
6000 Rio Mar Boulevard, Rio Grande, 00745-6100
The price is $269 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Rio Grande. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,009 reviews)
"The best"

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort
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Placid Suites
Placid Suites
3 out of 5
72 Calle Placid Court, San Juan, PR, 00907
The price is $105 per night from Jun 8 to Jun 9
Stay at this 3-star apartment in San Juan. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and concierge services. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (308 reviews)
"Great property all around."

Reviewed on May 21, 2022

Placid Suites
Máre St. Clair Hotel
Máre St. Clair Hotel
3.5 out of 5
6165 Isla Verde - Ave Carolina, Carolina, 00979
The price is $189 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Carolina. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the comfy ...
3.4/5 Good! (2,530 reviews)
"Friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful and clean room"

Reviewed on May 21, 2022

Máre St. Clair Hotel
Ventana al Atlantico Boutique Hotel
Ventana al Atlantico Boutique Hotel
2.5 out of 5
PR 681, Km. 5.4, Arecibo, 00612
The price is $107 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this beach apartment in Arecibo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the bathrooms and the overall value in our ...
3.3/5 (98 reviews)
"Nice, clean and private. No issues and very beautiful view"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Ventana al Atlantico Boutique Hotel
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