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Puerto Rico Island
Travel Guide

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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.

Royal Sonesta San Juan
Royal Sonesta San Juan
4 out of 5
5961 Isla Verde Avenue, Carolina
The price is CA $346 per night from May 17 to May 17
Nestled on the beach, this Isla Verde hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Isla Verde Beach and Carolina Beach. Balneario de Carolina is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) away.
4.1/5Very Good! (947 reviews)
"The property is beautiful. The beach is exquisite. The staff always helpful. We were there May 1-7 during pandemic and there was a curfew in place that required visitors to be in their rooms by 10:00 pm. That was no issue for myself & my husband, however, it caused the "partiers" to bring the party ..."

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Royal Sonesta San Juan
Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
55 Condado Avenue, San Juan
The price is CA $241 per night from May 18 to May 18
Located in Condado, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort and Parque La Ventana al Mar. Plaza del Mercado and Condado Beach ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,257 reviews)
"Ok"

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites
Verdanza Hotel San Juan
Verdanza Hotel San Juan
3.5 out of 5
8020 Tartak Street, Isla Verde, Carolina
The price is CA $205 per night from May 31 to May 31
This family-friendly Carolina hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Carolina Beach and San Jorge Children's Hospital. The Mall of San Juan ...
3.7/5Good! (955 reviews)
"The hotel was nice but I think it was overpriced. The rooms are a bit outdated and there are no microwaves or coffee pots. We stayed there 6 nights and all the those days we didn't have hot water to shower which was very upsetting. Other than that it was an ok stay."

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Verdanza Hotel San Juan
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Hyatt House San Juan
Hyatt House San Juan
3.5 out of 5
615 Ave Fernandez Juncos, Distrito de Convenciones, San Juan
The price is CA $225 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 7
Located in Isla Grande, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Puerto Rico Convention Center and Pan American Pier. Centro Europa and Port of San Juan ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (932 reviews)
"I loved the hotel. It was in a very Calm area with so much around it. Food spots right in front."

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Hyatt House San Juan
Segovia Studio Units
Segovia Studio Units
3 out of 5
710 Calle Segovia, Vistamar, Carolina
The price is CA $92 per night from Jun 9 to Jun 9
Located in Sabana Abajo, this apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Carolina Beach, Isla Verde Beach, and Balneario de Carolina. Condado Beach and Plaza ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (211 reviews)
"Very clean and confortable room Hot water cool air conditioning full cable tv"

Reviewed on Apr. 28, 2021

Segovia Studio Units
Discovery Inn at 681 Ocean Drive
Discovery Inn at 681 Ocean Drive
3 out of 5
PR 681 Km 6.4, Arecibo
The price is CA $123 per night from May 17 to May 17
Situated in Arecibo, this beach apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cano Tiburones Nature Reserve and Cave of the Indian. La Poza Beach and Playa Caza ...
3.6/5Good! (46 reviews)
"I would liked to have a working iron, but the host remedied with another iron. I would have liked to have a clothesline to dry towels or have towels laundered on stays over 3 days. The host sent more towels quickly but still needed a place to dry or Linder them. I would have liked a welcome email ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 5, 2021

Discovery Inn at 681 Ocean Drive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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