Thinking about making Puerto Rico your Caribbean vacation destination? Good choice! There is much to see and do here, and many diverse experiences to enjoy. But before we get to all that, let's cover the basics, so that you have everything you need to make your Puerto Rico vacation the best it can be.
Before You Travel
Preparation is a key component of any trip, especially when you're traveling to an exotic destination.
Before you book your Puerto Rico trip, here are some tips, resources and basic information that will help you prepare for an unforgettable vacation:
- Puerto Rico Tourism Offices
- Common FAQs About Traveling to Puerto Rico
- Weather Forecast for Puerto Rico (an essential during hurricane season)
Want to fly or sail? The choice is yours. Puerto Rico is one of the largest transportation hubs in the Caribbean, so there's always a plane flying in, a ship docking, and a good deal to be found.
- List of airports and airlines that fly to Puerto Rico
- Cruise ships Docking in Puerto Rico
- Search for Flights to Puerto Rico
- Search for Hotels in Puerto Rico
Where to Go
What appeals to you? The beach? The forest? The fancy resorts? The big city or the remote island? You'll find all of this and more in Puerto Rico. Check out these overviews of Puerto Rico's main tourist destinations to help you decide where to spend your vacation.
If you're spending a week or more on the island, it's very possible to visit more than one of these places (see my suggested 3-day itineraries below):
Where to Stay
A good hotel can make your vacation unforgettable; a bad hotel can ruin it.
While there are individual hotel profiles in each of the above sections, the following links might help you narrow down your selection, depending on the type of vacation you've got planned:
- Kid-friendly Hotels
- Romantic Hotels
- Best Bargains in San Juan
- Casino Hotels in San Juan
- Cheap But Good Hotels in San Juan
What to See and Do
This is probably the hardest question to answer, simply because there is so much to see and do. Here are a few ideas to help you narrow down your choices:
If you're not sure how best to allocate your time while you're here, take a look at these itineraries to some of Puerto Rico's best-loved destinations:
- Three Days in Puerto Rico
- Three Days in El Yunque
- Three Days in Culebra
- Three Days in Vieques
- A Walking Tour of Old San Juan