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Many of Puerto Rico Island’s highlights are located within easy reach of Vega Alta, so it is a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. Two sights that should be on every visitor’s list is the wonderful Dorado Del Mar and the much-loved Plaza Rio Hondo. Two other great attractions you’ll find close by Vega Alta are the Luis A. Ferre Science Park and the Rio Bayamon Golf Course.
To really understand Puerto Rico Island, take a trip to one of its museums and theaters. Find the treasures kept in the many remarkable museums such as the Casa del Libro in San Juan, the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and the Museo de Las Americas. To experience Puerto Rico Island’s vibrant arts scene, book a show at one of the popular cultural performance centers such as Teatro Tapia in San Juan, the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and the Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferre. Often talked about art galleries, include the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico in San Juan and the Museum of History, Anthropology and Art.
When it’s time escape the city, head to one of the many nearby green spaces. Stare out over the water and go for a long walk at one of the area’s beaches, for example Condado Beach in San Juan and Escambron Beach. Rest a while and spend some quality time outdoors in public parks and gardens such as Ocean Park in San Juan, Jardin Botanico and the Luis Munoz Marin Park.
Puerto Rico Island offers a range of unique sights such as the Plaza de Armas in San Juan, the San Juan Cathedral and the San Juan Cemetery. History lovers will enjoy exploring the Fort San Jeronimo in San Juan. Admire some of the religious sites such as the San Jose Church in San Juan and the Chapel of Christ the Savior. Admire the beautiful craftsmanship and get an appreciation of the religious history of the area.
To shop for local fashion and buy some souvenirs, visit the Plaza las Americas in San Juan, the Plaza del Mercado and the Puerto Rico Premium Outlets in Barceloneta.
Spend an afternoon high in the stands of Sixto Escobar Stadium, San Juan, cheering on local heroes, the River Plate Puerto Rico. On game days the stadium is filled with red and white, as crowds come together to support their home-grown heroes.
To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, think about booking a room close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, check out the San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino, the Condado Plaza Hilton, San Juan, and the popular Caribe Hilton San Juan.
Short and long stay options in Vega Alta can be quite limited. View the current range on Expedia's easy-to-use Vega Alta hotels guide.
Situated near the beach in Vega Alta, this villa is close to Dorado Beach, Parque Nacional Balenario Cerro Gordo and Dorado Del Mar. Local attractions also include Balneario Manuel Morales.
Facing a long ocean beach, this family-friendly Puerto Rican resort is about 5 km (3 mi) from shopping and dining in Downtown Dorado; Old San Juan is 37 km (23 mi) east.
This beachfront vacation home is located in Vega Alta, close to Parque Nacional Balenario Cerro Gordo, Dorado Beach, and Dorado Del Mar. Local attractions also include Balneario Manuel Morales.
This beachfront property is located in Vega Alta, close to Dorado Beach, Parque Nacional Balenario Cerro Gordo, and Dorado Del Mar. Local attractions also include Balneario Manuel Morales.
Freshly updated with a chic 21st-century style, this landmark San Juan resort adjoins a sandy beach and the calm, clear Caribbean Sea.
Located in San Juan Antiguo, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museo del Mar, La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, and San Juan Cathedral. San Juan Gate and Castillo de San Cristobal are also within 10 minutes.
This family-friendly Condado hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Parque La Ventana al Mar and Condado Beach. Plaza del Mercado and Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Condado, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Condado Beach, San Juan Cathedral, and La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina. San Juan Gate and Puerto Rico Convention Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).