Planning Your Trip to Puerto Rico
By Zain Deane, About.com Guide
Before You Go
So you've decided you want to be in Puerto Rico. Great decision! Here is some essential information you'll need before you set foot on the island. Details on how to get to Puerto Rico, when to go to Puerto Rico, and what to expect when you get there ... it's all right here.
- Trip Planner
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Budget Travel Guide
- Travel Times From Major U.S. Cities
- Traveling During Hurricane Season
- Safety Tips
- Puerto Rico Tourism Offices
- Flying into Puerto Rico
- Sailing into Puerto Rico
- Cruise Vacation Packing List
- Planning an Event
Introducing Puerto Rico
Take a moment to learn about one of the most interesting islands you'll ever visit. Historically, geographically, culturally and even politically, Puerto Rico is unique in the Caribbean. Its diversity stems from a fascinating heritage; a true blend of cultures; and a vibrant, lively and welcoming spirit.
- Basic Facts and Figures
- The Relationship Between Puerto Rico and the U.S.
- Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About Puerto Rico
- History of Puerto Rico
Find a Hotel
It goes without saying that Puerto Rico has lodging options for virtually every type of tourist. Whether you're on a budget or looking to splurge, traveling with the family or escaping for a romantic getaway, into rustic eco-lodges or posh boutique properties, you'll find a welcoming hotel on this island.
- Hotels in Puerto Rico
- The Best of Puerto Rico
- Best Boutique Hotels
- Best Party Hotels
- Romantic Hotels
- Kid-Friendly Hotels
- Best Hotels in San Juan
- Hotels in Vieques and Culebra
- Hotels in El Yunque
- The Horned Dorset Primavera
- The Ponce Hilton
- The Caribe Playa Beach Resort
Find a Restaurant
Plan on gaining a few pounds when you come to Puerto Rico, because the local cuisine is excellent, the restaurants offer something for every palate, and the crispy snacks and finger foods will have you licking your fingers.
Step-by-step itineraries for weekend trips, seven-day holidays, and to specific parts of the island. Also, find a few ideas for specific niches (families, gay travelers, honeymooners, and more).
- 7 Days in Puerto Rico
- A Weekend in Puerto Rico
- A Walking Tour of Old San Juan
- Cheap Day Trips from San Juan