Welcome to Puerto Rico

Welcome to Puerto Rico, an exciting Caribbean destination rich in natural treasures, culture, and history…with no passport required for U.S. Citizens.  Whether you’re traveling as a family with children, dreaming of a romantic tropical escape, desiring a vibrant city weekend trip, or a pampering luxurious vacation, Puerto Rico will not disappoint.  Vacationers will find a tremendous array of tours and activities, from relaxing on secluded beaches to kayaking in bioluminescent bays to the thrill of the exhilarating longest zip line cable in the world per Guinness World Records.

This island is no ordinary Caribbean destination, offering much more than just beautiful beaches and attractive resorts.  Experience natural wonders and plenty of activities the entire family will enjoy.  Since English and Spanish are both “official” languages, communicating is rarely a problem.  Puerto Ricans are known to be some of the friendliest and most hospitable people, the festive outlook in life is evident and contagious.

Flag of Puerto Rico & The United StatesSan Juan is the capital city of Puerto Rico.  City lovers from the states enjoy vacationing in San Juan, complete with beaches, historic UNESCO sites, museums, excellent dining, plenty of fun activities on the water, and a vibrant nightlife.  Drive a few hours from the metro area and you’ll be transported to more laid back towns (municipalities) where the pace is slower, with an abundance of quiet beaches, forests, and elegant Spanish Colonial towns with weekly cultural events.

Sit back, relax, and allow us to show you the real Puerto Rico…beautiful places sure to inspire you, places where you can renew, recharge, have fun and reconnect.

Puerto Rico - A Beach Lover's Destination

Puerto Rico beaches

Best Beaches in Puerto Rico

When it comes to beaches, Puerto Rico is king in the Caribbean.  Choose from secluded and quiet, to Miami Beach style, to world-class surfing beaches with a casual island life vibe.  Puerto Rico has an average of 10 blue flag beaches every year, and a few voted as some of the best in the world year after year. The Puerto Rico Beaches Guide was written to help travelers pick the best beach destination.

The Islands of Puerto Rico

Quiet, uncrowded, undeveloped, romantic... "The Caribbean of the Past"
Puerto Rico & the offshore islands map

The secret is getting out.  Most Caribbean lovers are still not aware that Puerto Rico possesses offshore islands.  With just a short flight or ferry ride from the east coast of of the main island, you can enjoy some of the most undeveloped beaches in the world.  Over the past decade the sister islands have received much attention, often featured on “top lists”.  The sleepy islands of Vieques & Culebra are some of the last true virgin islands that remain unexploited by tourism and best representing the Caribbean of the past.

+ Vieques

Isla de Vieques is a destination with a high percentage of return visitors, visitors lucky enough to explore the magic of this island, are truly spoiled for life and end up coming back year after year.  There are dozens of beaches open to the public, each one with a unique natural look, unblemished by development.  Vieques has bragging rights to the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world, a natural phenomenon that ought to be on everyones bucket list.  Vieques, Puerto Rico.

+ Culebra

Culebra an archipelago of islands, says it all with two words “Flamenco Beach“, consistently ranked as one of the top 5 beaches in the world.  Culebra is even more sleepy than Vieques, with a unique landscape. Most media outlets say there’s not much in Culebra and constant argument is that Vieques offers more, Culebra is enchanting with its own magic and plenty to offer for a full week’s vacation.  Culebra, Puerto Rico.

Palomino Island is the perfect option for travelers wanting to experience a private island with five-star resort services.  Head to the west coast and visit the uninhabited island of Isla de Mona, known as “The Galapagos of the Caribbean”.  Off the town of Rincon, you can schedule a scuba diving or deep fishing tour to Isla Desecheo.  La Parguera Nature Reserve and Gilligan’s Island make wonderful day trips.  Caja de Muertos is one of the most underrated places in Puerto Rico offering a gorgeous beach, snorkeling, and a rewarding hiking adventure.

World Class Attractions & Fun Activities

Attractions

Puerto Rico Points of Interest & Attractions

+ Attractions in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico offers world-class attractions you won’t find anywhere else in the world.  Delight walking on the historic 500-year-old City of Old San Juan.  Hike through forests, kayak the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world, swim in crystal clear waters, explore Rio Camuy River Park, the third largest underground cave system in the world and so much more.  Whether you venture out on your own or book a tour, you will have lots of fun.  More about attractions in Puerto Rico.

Things to Do

Bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico

+ Things to Do in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico offers activities and things to do for just about every type of traveler.  There’s a plethora of things to do and points of interest for nature lovers, adventure seekers, eco travelers, history buffs, golf enthusiasts, and families with small children.  If you’re serious about scuba diving, fishing, golfing and surfing…Puerto Rico won’t disappoint.

Travel to Puerto Rico

No Passport Required for US Citizens

Travel to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Airport

+ Travel to Puerto Rico

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico), the official name since 1952, is an unincorporated territory of the United States.  People born on the island are U.S. citizens.  US Citizens do not need a passport to travel to Puerto Rico.  With so many daily flights from the U.S., in just a few hours, one can escape the cold and enjoy basking under the warm sun, enjoying a Piña Colada right where it was first created.  The island is often described as the easiest and most exciting getaway in the Caribbean.  The islands’ unique attractions and warm culture offer travelers extraordinary experiences without all the hassles of traveling to faraway places.  Getting to Puerto Rico Guide

Travel to the Islands

Puerto Rico Ferry - Fajardo, Vieques & Culebra

+ Travel to the Islands

Travelers to Vieques & Culebra have various options. Flights are available from the San Juan AirportIsla Grande & Ceiba.  Travelers can also drive to Fajardo and take the ferry.  Various private charters offer trips to explore Isla de Mona, diving in Desecheo, Caja de Muertos, Icacos, and Gilligan’s Island among others.

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