Puerto Rico IslandPuerto Rico

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.

Top Hotels in Puerto Rico Island

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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
The price is CA $243 per night

Located in Rio Grande, this beachfront resort is connected to the convention centre, 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Carabali Rainforest Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (743 reviews)

"La zona es muy tranquila y la playa es hermosa. Las áreas están muy limpias y ordenadas."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 6, 2020

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort
Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
55 Condado Avenue, San Juan
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $176 per night

Located in Condado, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Parque La Ventana al Mar and Plaza del Mercado. Condado Beach and Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico are ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,132 reviews)

"Fast check in, very kind . But not all the visitors in the lobby had mask to protección on covid."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 12, 2020

Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites
CIQALA Luxury Suites
CIQALA Luxury Suites
4 out of 5
752 Manuel Fernandez Juncos Ave, San Juan
The price is CA $188 per night

Located in Miramar, this condo is within a 15-minute walk of Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Convention Center. Condado Beach and Pan American ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,979 reviews)

"Puntuales, todo muy limpio, accesible; el estacionamiento limitado pero con opciones de un lote cercano y seguro, costeado por el hotel. Empleados amables, con todas las medidas de seguridad por el COVID-19. A"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 10, 2020

CIQALA Luxury Suites

Popular places to visit in Puerto Rico Island

Condado Beach
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Condado Beach

4.5/5(81 reviews)

This beach within the bustling city of San Juan is the perfect place to relax for a few hours.

Luquillo Beach
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Luquillo Beach

4/5(23 reviews)

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

El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest

4.5/5(29 reviews)

This tropical rainforest offers many great hiking options, including stunning mountain views and beautiful waterfalls.

Top things to do in Puerto Rico Island

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

CA $119
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Bioluminescent Bay Glass Bottom Kayak Tour
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Bioluminescent Bay Glass Bottom Kayak Tour

CA $142
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
El Yunque National Forest Half-Day Tour
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El Yunque National Forest Half-Day Tour

CA $88
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Adventure Tour
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Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Adventure Tour

CA $142
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
La Parguera Glowing BioBay Boat Tour from San Juan
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La Parguera Glowing BioBay Boat Tour from San Juan

CA $269
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
LED Night Kayak - Condado Lagoon
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LED Night Kayak - Condado Lagoon

CA $77
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend

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