Overview Puerto Rico

Visiting Puerto Rico

Situated in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico’s great weather, beautiful beaches and fascinating history make it a popular destination for beach bums, snow birds and families alike.

Puerto Rico is home to the only rainforest in the United States, El Yunque National Forest, and boasts a host of other natural wonders. The glowing waters of the Bioluminescent Bay at the island of Vieques are one example, as are the extensive underwater caves Cueva Submarina. Less spectacular – but no less beautiful – wonders include the idyllic white Playa Flamenco beach, on Culebra Island.

Puerto Rico’s colonial past packs the crowded blue cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, where 16th and 17th century churches, houses and... Read More
Situated in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico’s great weather, beautiful beaches and fascinating history make it a popular destination for beach bums, snow birds and families alike.

Puerto Rico is home to the only rainforest in the United States, El Yunque National Forest, and boasts a host of other natural wonders. The glowing waters of the Bioluminescent Bay at the island of Vieques are one example, as are the extensive underwater caves Cueva Submarina. Less spectacular – but no less beautiful – wonders include the idyllic white Playa Flamenco beach, on Culebra Island.

Puerto Rico’s colonial past packs the crowded blue cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, where 16th and 17th century churches, houses and other building still stand among an active shopping and restaurant scene. Standing guard over the old town is El Morro, a massive stone citadel with 18-foot-thick walls that stands over 140 feet high.

So if you want to float over the glowing waters of Bioluminescent Bay, or just laze the day away on Playa Flamenco, why don’t you peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers who’ve experienced the best that Puerto Rico has to offer.    Close

Stories and Tips Puerto Rico

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Ashford Avenue: San Juan's Park Avenue

Written by Ishtar on 15 Dec, 2001

Ashford Avenue is a ritzy address in the heart of the Condado area of San Juan. It is here that you'll find luxury hotels & casinos, high priced apartment buildings, elegant restaurants, and upscale shops. When the sun goes down, the lights go up all…Read More


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To Luquillo and beyond

Written by Ishtar on 16 Dec, 2001

Today was the day to visit the northeastern part of Puerto Rico. We were going to do the Yunque Rainforest, Luquillo Beach and Fajardo and decided we'd come back a different route to see something interesting. To get there, if you are coming…Read More


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The Art of Doing Nothing

Written by Ishtar on 13 Dec, 2001

Chuck captures the sunrise on camera and it's mind blowing as he takes several shots showing the sun's position. He's quite excited about it and when I wake up, I get to see it on the computer screen. The day is going to be great,…Read More


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Las Palmas Resort & Living Community

Written by Ishtar on 15 Dec, 2001

address: Road # 3, KM86.4 Humacao 00791 787-852-8888 This place is heavily advertised in the tourist guides as a seaside resort hotel, with gold and tennis courts on the Caribbean. It is in the Southeastern part of the island, and from Patillas, you need to stay close to the…Read More


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Getting to Ponce by way of China

Written by Ishtar on 14 Dec, 2001

We are now wanting to head to Ponce and are getting onto Route 2. As we leave the Dorado area, we are trying to find the most direct route there. We go past many hospitals and diagnostic services (for your information, Puerto Rico's #…Read More


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Highway 187 - Conmigo!

Written by Jose Kevo on 23 Apr, 2006

Sometimes, the best travel experiences reveal themselves in the most unlikely ways, and there's a nameless driver to potentially thank for this one. Back in '94, when first discovering Puerto Rico and booking the most popular tourist excursion, the brief encounters with El Yunque's rainforest,…Read More


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Driving a Rental Car in Puerto Rico

Written by Jose Kevo on 10 Jan, 2006

Numerous years had passed since bothering with a rental car, and apprehensions were mounting while listening to others in the pick-up van sharing horror stories regarding mishaps on the road. This, coupled with rental agencies seeming to require all but signing your life away, was…Read More


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Up Close and Personal

Written by Jose Kevo on 29 Sep, 2004

Well-rehearsed images are always enticingly the same: Sitting on the left, at an "A"-window seat of an American Airlines jet; beyond needing verbal queues from flight crew or feel of the plane's descent. Heart and mind racing with anticipation serve as the built-in…Read More


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Pimpin' the Plates

Written by Jose Kevo on 29 Sep, 2004

Often on a tight schedule and even tighter budget, food is usually the least of my priorities while opting to sate an appetite of a different kind. I'm a faithful patron to some, but there's also always a new find on the blocks that…Read More


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THE WALL - Kevo's Sunset Ritual

Written by Jose Kevo on 29 Sep, 2004

The few uphill blocks on Calle Tanca only escalate the beating of my heart after rushing in and out of the guesthouse to deposit luggage. There's a different type of baggage that always needs unpacking first. Once reaching Calle Norzagaray, what awaits has became my…Read More


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