No other destination in the Caribbean or under the USA Flag can offer such diversity in natural attractions, entertainment, modern amenities, services and accommodations like Puerto Rico does. Whether you are seeking for a fun family vacation, a romantic honeymoon, a pampering spa vacation, a thrill seeking adventure, a place with great nightlife, great shopping, a destination with intriguing history or a real tropical island escape with no crowds, Puerto Rico has it all. You can spend years vacationing in Puerto Rico in order to explore all the beauty and wonder this island was blessed with.
When it comes to beaches Puerto Rico is king on the Caribbean for it’s diversity and great number of choices around the island. Choose from secluded and quiet to Miami style beach scenes. Puerto Rico offers the typical touristy oceanfront hotels offering pampering services but you can also enjoy a more natural casual beach style on many towns of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has an average of 10 blue flag beaches every year, and a few constantly ranked as some of the best in the world.
Many travelers that haven’t been to the Caribbean may have the perception that all islands are alike. Puerto Rico is much more than beautiful beaches and great resorts,. Puerto Rico was unfairly blessed with many natural wonders that would take months to explore.
Puerto Rico is very unique, offering diverse attractions, fun and exciting things to do for the entire family. Some of the most popular tourist attractions are world class. Bring the whole family to El Yunque, the only rainforest under the USA flag for an unforgettable day trip. On the north region visit The Arecibo Observatory the largest radio telescope, then you can drive over to The Camuy River Cave, the third largest underground river system in the world. Puerto Rico was blessed with 3 bioluminescent bays, Mosquito Bay being the brightest in the world. These are only a few attractions, there is so much more.
The island offers things to do for nature lovers, thrill seekers, scuba divers, snorkelers, beach bums, golfers, surfers, lighthouse lovers, history buffs, eco – travelers…. there is truly something for everyone here.
Whether you’re a single traveler, have a family, seeking for a wedding destination or celebrating your honeymoon, Puerto Rico offers an excellent variety of hotels, resorts and small inns for every budget.
When it comes to hospitality, you’ll feel right at home with the warmth of the Puerto Rican people who are among the happiest people in the world according to The University of Michigan’s World Values Surveys (WVS). With over 500 festivals during the year, you can immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the island.
The Pretty Offshore Islands of Puerto Rico
Just when you think you’ve explored it all, there are the offshore islands. Perhaps you didn’t know it (it’s still sort of a secret among travelers), Puerto Rico possesses offshore islands that will transport you to a different era when there are no highrise buildings or crowded scenes. You’ll find untamed natural beauty, peace, serenity and breathtaking locations you’ll have all to yourself.
Head to the east coast of the island and just a short scenic ferry or flight and be wowed by the beauty of Puerto Rico’s most popular “secret” islands; Isla de Vieques & Isla de Culebra.
Head to the west coast and visit the uninhabited island of Isla de Mona also known as “The Galapagos of the Caribbean” for excellent snorkeling, scuba diving and cave exploration. Off the town of Rincon you can schedule a tour to Isla Desecheo, you can’t set foot on this island but you can scuba dive the walls. The Parguera Natural Reserve and Gilligan’s Island make wonderful day trips for families and perfect for couples celebrating a honeymoon wishing for a little romance and uncrowded places.
For a great day trip go to the town of Ponce, make a ferry reservation to visit Caja de Muertos for the day, a snorkeler’s destination with gorgeous beaches, hiking trails and a working lighthouse.