Visiting Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico has plenty to offer both the casual tourist and the adventure seeker. You may choose to book your travel through a local travel agent and stay at one of the many luxury resorts such as El Conquistador in Fajardo, The El San Juan in Isla Verde or the new W Hotel in Vieques. Perhaps a small chic boutique hotel such as The San Juan Water and Beach Club is more to your liking. There are choices for every taste and style available in the San Juan Metropolitan area. Use the booking engine on the right or on our Home or Accommodations page for availability and best deals.
For the real taste of Puerto Rico you may want to consider some "Do IT Yourself" adventures and stay at one of the government sanctioned Paradors located throughout the island. Take advantage of all that the Porta Caribe and Porta del Sol areas have to offer. Plan a surfing adventure in Rincón, camping in Guánica, rent a car and travel the Panoramic Route that runs east to west through the center of the island. These are just a few examples, contact the Tourist Information Centers listed in the table below for more information. Puerto Rico is so much more than San Juan.
Tourist Information Centers
|Añasco||(787) 826-3100 x 204|
|Artisan / Cultural Affairs||(787) 724-0700|
|Cabo Rojo||(787) 851-7015|
|Fajardo||(787) 863-4013 x 287|
|Isla Verde (Airport)||(787) 791-1014|
|Lajas (La Parguera)||(787) 899-1335|
|Le Lo Lai Festival||(787) 721-2400 x 3901|
|Old San Juan||(787) 722-1709|
|Porta Caribe||(787) 284-4913|
|Porta del Sol, North||(787) 890-3315|
|Porta del Sol, South||(787) 851-7015|
|Puerto Rico Tourism Company||(787) 721-2400|
|San Germán||(787) 892-3790|
|San Juan||(787) 721-6363|
|Tourism Company Information||(800) 866-7827|
|Tourist Transportation||(787) 253-0418|
When to visit Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico has a mild Tropical Marine Climate all year long. Temperatures average around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The best time to go is from December through April, which is after the rainy and hurricane seasons. Temperatures are considerably cooler than in the summer months and a lot less rainy. However, this is considered high season so prices and crowds increase. For more details on Puerto Rico’s weather, please visit our Weather Page.
What to bring when you visit Puerto Rico
No passport is required if you are a United States Citizen visiting Puerto Rico. The island is one of the most developed in the Caribbean; you will find most of the food, medicine and clothing items that you are familiar with. Currency is the United States Dollar, ATM’s can be found everywhere, signs for these units will read "ATH".
- A passport if you are not a United States Citizen
- A valid international or state side drivers license if you are planning on renting a car
- Prescription medicine or a prescription to refill. Walgreen’s’ Pharmacies are found all over the island
- A Spanish phrasebook if you plan on spending time away from the San Juan Metropolitan Area
- Sun Block and a good pair of Sunglasses
- Comfortable walking shoes and appropriate tropical clothing. It might be a good idea to bring a sweater or light jacket if you are susceptible to cold, malls, office buildings and some restaurants have excellent air conditioning.
- Some dressy clothing if you plan to enjoy the hot San Juan Nightlife
- Your camera
Pier in Maunabo, Puerto Rico
View from Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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