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Top Destinations in Puerto Rico

San Juan

Isla Verde

Rincon

Destination Highlights:

  • More than 270 miles of pristine beaches
  • Beautiful Coral Reefs
  • Verdant rainforests
  • First-rate snorkeling and sailing
  • Electrifying nightlife
  • Fine Restaurants and Shopping
  • A U.S. territory
  • Average Temperatures:75F-83F/24C-28C (November-May)Up to 95F/34C (June-October)Hurricane season – August- October

Events To Watch For In Puerto Rico:

  • Festival of Puerto Rican Music – an annual event in November, held in San Juan and some other cities
  • Pablo Casals Festival of Classical Music – early June in San Juan
  • Easter Week – when beaches are filled with spring breakers
  • Carnival – the most famous is held in Ponce in February or March (coincides with the Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival)
  • Patron Saints’ Festivals  – held throughout  the year in Puerto Rico

Top Reason To Travel To Puerto Rico:

  1. Abundance of beautiful scenic landscapes: from El Yunque, the only national forest in the Caribbean to the subterranean Rio Camuy
  2. Numerous wild and developed beaches perfect for everyone – families, sunbathers, or surfers
  3. The delicious comida criolla can be found anywhere in Puerto Rico – from the elegant restaurants in San Juan to unpretentious spots in the country
  4. Must-visit Puerto Mosquito: nothing compares to kayaking after daylight hours on the astonishing bioluminescent bay on Vieques
  5. Puerto Rico’s Capital San Juan rivals Miami in nightlife with its fashionable clubs and discos

Discover Puerto Rico’s Best Beaches:

San Juan:

  • Balnearior de Carolina (Isla Verde)
  • Balneario de Escambron (Puerta de Tierra)

Eastern Puerto Rico:

  • Balneario Seven Seas
  • Playa Luquillo (or Balneario La Monserrate)

Vieques and Culebra:

  • Playa Caracas
  • Playa Flamenco (ranked one of the most beautiful in the world)
  • Playa Sun Bay

Southern Puerto Rico:

  • Caja De Muertos

Western Puerto Rico:

  • Balneario de Rincon
  • Playa Crashboat

Where to Stay in Puerto Rico:

The area around San Juan offers the largest concentration of huge upscale resorts particularly along its northeastern coast. If you stay there, you will also get an easy access to the island’s famed nightlife, dining options, and great shopping. The southern coast offers just a few resorts, while the western Rincon region has the second largest accumulation of popular resorts. Rincon is also a great surfing destination. You’ll find quite a few smaller inns everywhere around the island, including some near the popular El Yunque. The best beaches are located in the Culebra and Vieques regions, so head there if you are after a perfect beach. These are also the least developed areas.

San Juan’s beaches are considered decent but not the best in Puerto Rico, however, most of the deluxe resorts and swanky restaurants are located there. The majority of these venues are spread along Isla Verde and Condado beaches.

You can find more upscale resorts in other parts of the island, but keep in mind that the food will be expensive and there will be just a few close by off-resort restaurants that could satisfy your gourmet soul.

As of this writing, I have to admit, there is no such thing as Puerto Rico All Inclusive Resorts. The Copamarina Beach Resort used to be advertised as an all inclusive, but, in reality,  it is rather a  “full-service” resort that offers 4 meal plans, two of which include breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the  ”Luxury” option offerring house wine by the glass.  With some water sports thrown into the mix, this is the closest you can get to all-inclusive in Puerto Rico.

While Melia brand is famous for its all inclusive options elsewhere in the Caribbean, the  Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico doesn’t offer an all inclusive plan any more. They do have breakfast included into the rates, though.

On a general note, Puerto Rico might not be the best place to look for All Inclusive resorts. If you are concerned about meals, try to choose a resort that has onsite restaurants and, at least, a few nearby restaurants just in case you don’t like the food at the hotel. Many resorts do have breakfast included into the rates, and some offer breakfast and dinner, or even 3 meals a day (spirits and tip not included), depending on the season and availability. Just remember that none of the resorts in Puerto Rico offer the all inclusive concept in a sense we are accustomed to.

Resorts Offering Best Package Deals:

  • La Concha, A Renaissance Resort
  • San Juan Water & Beach Club Hotel
  • St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
  • Marriott San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino
  • Copamarina Beach Resort
  • The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan
  • Lazy Parrot Inn
  • El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
  • Caribe Hilton San Juan
  • Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino

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Luxury hotels in Puerto Rico:

  • San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino
  • La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort
  • Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa
  • Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza
  • Caribe Hilton San Juan
  • Hotel El Convento
  • Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico
  • Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino
  • El San Juan Resort & Casino
  • The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan

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Mid-Range hotels in Puerto Rico:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton San Juan
  • Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar
  • Courtyard by Marriott San Juan Isla Verde
  • Radisson Ambassador Plaza Hotel & Casino
  • Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino
  • Embassy Suites Hotel & Casino San Juan
  • Golden Sands Villas
  • Boqueron Beach Resort
  • Verdanza Hotel San Juan
  • Copamarina Beach Resort

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Cheap hotels in Puerto Rico:

  • San Juan Beach Hotel
  • Villa Cofresi Hotel
  • Coral by the Sea Hotel
  • Sandy Beach Hotel
  • Casa Del Caribe
  • Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas
  • Hotel Plaza De Armas
  • Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Howard Johnson Hotel – Isla Verde
  • Coqui Inn

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Featured Reasorts in Puerto Rico

Copamarina Beach Resort

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Location: Rte 333 Km 6.5 | Caña Gorda Beach, Guanica 00653, Puerto Rico; Southwestern coast of Puerto Rico; 90 miles from San Juan airport (about 2 hours by car)

Rooms: 106 rooms; spacious patios or balconies; seafront or lush gardens view;

Services: ultimate full-service resort, 24-hour front desk assistance, Self parking, Express Check-in/Check-out; Specials & Packages – Meal Plans: Bed & Breakfast, Full American Plan, Full American Luxury Plan (3 meals plus house wine), Modified American Plan (breakfast, dinner);

Activities: Las Palmas cafe; Alexandra restaurant; 0.5-mile long crescent beach; 2 pools; 2 Jacuzzis; 2 pools and a playground for kids; tennis; bird watching; hiking, jogging; volleyball; fitness room;

Water Sports: Swimming, diving, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking; Hobbie Cat and  peddle boats;

Extras: Spa treatments at BodyDerm Spa; golfing at the nearby the Hilton Ponce Golf and Casino Resort; adventure tours; Guanica Dry Forest reserve; 12 forest trails; trip to Gilligan’s Island;

Adults/Kids: Kids friendly

Pros: This is one of the most popular resorts in Puerto Rico; very friendly staff; superb food; immaculate property grounds; perfect for families; very quiet place (a con for some); spacious rooms;

Cons: Poor concierge service; loud a/c wall units; not a place for romance; not a great beach (too shallow to swim); outdated furniture; lots of mosquitoes;

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More About Puerto Rico:

Cheap Vacation Packages

Many travelers admit that Puerto Rico is one of the best vacation destinations in the Caribbean, offering anything from chic capital resorts to modest small hotels in the rural part of the island. Located approximately 1,000 miles to the south of Florida, Puerto Rico is seated in the middle of the US Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic, and is the smallest of the Greater Antilles islands.  The main island is also flanked by three small islands of Mona, Culebra, and Vieques.

This is truly a fascinating island with lots of historic places to explore along with quiet and serene landscapes of the beautiful countryside. Often called “the Continent of Puerto Rico,” the island offers its numerous visitors quite a diverse experience. Choose a luxurious beachfront resort and relax in the atmosphere of lavishness and extravagance, or forget about your air-conditioned room and explore the pastoral landscapes of the rural areas of the island. What are you really looking for? Is it the glittery casinos, exhilarating nightlife, fabulous restaurants, magnificent hotels and historic sights of the bustling capital of San Juan? Or, is it yellow-sand beaches with quiet restaurants, thriving rainforests, and Spanish colonial settlements? You pick!

A unique mixture of mountains, rainforests, and trade winds create several distinct

climate zones on the island. The eastern part of the island is covered with the fertile steamy jungle that spreads to the mountain picks. Explore El Yunque, a unique mountain range covered with subtropical rainforest, where one can observe a variety of plants that had to adapt to the plentiful amount of rain and winds. The dwarf or “elfin” forest located near the top of the mountain is particularly fascinating with its stunted and twisted trunks, creating a picture of serenity and fairytale beauty. You will be delighted to find more than 200 types of tropical trees and ferns there, if you hike along the popular walking or hiking trails leading you through the forest to the magnificent cascade of waterfalls. The landscape of the northern and western parts of the island is marked by short grass and cacti.

San Juan offers great beaches for sunbathing and crystal clear turquoise waters for any kind of motorized or non-motorized water sports, including snorkeling and swimming. The beaches of Puerto Rico are stretched along the shoreline for more than 270 miles featuring private sandy coves and scattered swaying palm trees. You will have no difficulty finding numerous trenches, sea walls, caves, and abundant coral reefs for that unique scuba diving experience. In addition, sailing, fishing, and boat trips are offered throughout the island.