Tropical Puerto Rico Island is calling! Discover its beaches, island views, live music, and more.

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.

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Where to stay in Puerto Rico Island

Old San Juan
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Old San Juan

Historical Buildings, Islands, Tropical

The fascinating museums and captivating waterfront views are top of the list for many visitors to Old San Juan. A stop by San Juan Cathedral or Castillo de San Cristobal might round out your trip.

San Juan Antiguo
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San Juan Antiguo

Historical Buildings, Beaches, Islands

Walk down picturesque cobbled streets lined with centuries old buildings and some of the most popular historical attractions in Puerto Rico. 

Ocean Park
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Ocean Park

Beaches, Sea, Dining

This cosmopolitan area of San Juan is a great place to experience the relaxed, contemporary culture of Puerto Rico.

Río Piedras
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Río Piedras

While you're in Río Piedras, take in top sights like Jardin Botanico or Luis Munoz Marin Foundation, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Rio Piedras Station or Universidad Station.

Ponce Centro
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Ponce Centro

If you're spending some time in Ponce Centro, El Museo Castillo Serralles and Parque de Bombas are top sights worth seeing.

Marina
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Marina

While visiting Marina, you might make a stop by sights like La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina and Port of San Juan.

Top Hotels in Puerto Rico Island

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
5 out of 5
1055 Ashford Avenue, San Juan
$239/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4.7/5Exceptional! (2,389 reviews)

"Everything is with great Excelente Very good Great staff Room clean"…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
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TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde
3.5 out of 5
4820 Isla Verde Ave, Carolina
$139/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
4.4/5Excellent! (1,655 reviews)

"great stay ! highly recommend! Close to the beach !"…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde
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CIQALA Luxury Suites
4 out of 5
752 Manuel Fernandez Juncos Ave, San Juan
$142/night
Aug 19 - Aug 20
4.3/5Excellent! (1,799 reviews)

"Good service. Convention center closer to the hotel. Will stay again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

CIQALA Luxury Suites

Popular things to do in Puerto Rico Island

San Juan Gate
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San Juan Gate

Enter San Juan through the last remaining gateway from the city’s walls and discover the military history of its atmospheric Old Town. 

Playa Sucia
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Playa Sucia

In southwestern Puerto Rico lies a picture-perfect beach that is sheltered in a natural cove and untouched by human development.

Cabo Rojo Lighthouse
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Cabo Rojo Lighthouse

Marvel at a historic lighthouse on the southwestern tip of Puerto Rico, where the still-working tower offers spectacular views of the Morrillos Peninsula.

San Juan Cathedral
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San Juan Cathedral

Discover the curious relics and gorgeous stained-glass windows of Old San Juan’s religious treasure, a 16th-century cathedral with a colorful history.

La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina
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La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina

The official residence of the governor of Puerto Rico is a vast mansion and fortress that is open to the public on guided tours.

Luquillo Beach
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Luquillo Beach

Sample local street food or doze under a palm tree on this picturesque stretch of coast.

Top activities in Puerto Rico Island

Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayaking Experience -Fajardo
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Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayaking Experience -Fajardo

$43

Join our Night Kayaking Adventure and experience Bioluminescence! Paddle through the mystical Mangrove Forest Nature Reserve on your way to the unique Laguna Grande in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Our experienced and knowledgeable local tour guides will host you all the way.

El Yunque Rainforest Guided Hiking with Waterfall Tour
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El Yunque Rainforest Guided Hiking with Waterfall Tour

$88

Come visit El Yunque Rainforest, the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System and a must-stop for all visitors of Puerto Rico! The Forest covers over 28,000 contiguous acres, with peaks, escarpments, myriad steams and waterfalls, and lush green vegetation housing various forest types.

Old San Juan Food & History Tour with Tastings
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Old San Juan Food & History Tour with Tastings

$108

Become a foodie insider on a tour to 5 locally loved haunts in Old San Juan. With a local leading the way, stroll between mom-and-pop shops to sample some of Puerto Rico's most mouthwatering food and drinks such as artisan coffee, fresh ceviche, fried plantains, and iconic rum punch.

El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour
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El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour

$65

Take time to escape to heaven on Earth in this half day tour and let the natural beauty of El Yunque Rainforest captivate you with its lush green vegetation, amazing flora, huge boulders, cascading rivers and scenic views.

Catamaran Sail & Snorkeling in the Caribbean with Lunch
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Catamaran Sail & Snorkeling in the Caribbean with Lunch

$112

An awe-inspiring array of sea creatures await beneath the turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea. Sail to a secluded island for an unforgettable beach day. Bask in the sun, collect seashells, snorkel in the warm water, and savor a scrumptious lunch before sailing back to San Juan.

Snorkeling Gear Rental in Puerto Rico
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Snorkeling Gear Rental in Puerto Rico

$18

What to Expect Do you want to see the marine world or be part of it? Explore the marine world renting snorkeling equipment. You can explore the reefs of this beautiful reserve for more than 5 hours. Our snorkeling equipment is of high quality.