Puerto Rico gets a lot of attention during election years, and so daydreaming about vacationing to the island was the next logical step. The weather is warm year-round, you don’t need a passport to visit, English and Spanish are spoken just about equally, and the island is small enough that you can really see and do a great deal in just a few days. Whether you enjoy music and nightlife, history and culture, nature, or just lolling about on a pristine beach, you will have an unforgettable time in this island paradise. Here are the best sites about Puerto Rico for vacationing, traveling to Puerto Rico or simply trying to find fact about Puerto Rico.
Welcome to Puerto Rico
Welcome to Puerto Rico! This is a terrific site to visit, whether you are planning to visit the island, move there, or even if you want to have a party and serve traditional Puerto Rican dishes. If you are planning a visit, or you’re just curious, you will find information about the geography, history, culture, and government of Puerto Rico. Use this site as a resource to get you into an island state of mind before you go: you might check out some of the recommended literary works, make a list of dishes you’d like to try, or outline a loose schedule of attractions you might visit.
Puerto Rico Day Trips
Puerto Rico Day Trips is an easy to navigate page where you can read all about various attractions ranging from hiking through El Yunque National Forest, to whale watching, to spending the day at a rum tasting. There is a calendar to determine the best nights for bioluminescence tours, as well as a general calendar of events that will hip you to festivals, discount days, and the like. You can also browse restaurants by price range, location, and type of cuisine. If you’d like to plan your itinerary ahead, take advantage of the browsing options, where you can refine your results by location, type of visitor (i.e., traveling with kids, or traveling on a budget), and what to do.
Lonely Planet is your virtual travel agent, and you can read up on the various attractions you can visit while in Puerto Rico. You can book a tour of the Rio Camuy Cave Park and the Arecibo Telescope before you leave home, and peruse a list of hundreds of things to do in San Juan. The top picks offer a rundown of can’t miss spots, ranging from good places to surf, to restaurants, museums, and places to shop. Don’t overlook this site’s practical advice on getting around the island. You’ll be able to get driving directions, places to rent a car, and tips for taking the público from town to town.
The layout of Fodor’s guide to Puerto Rico is as good as it gets. There are headings for every sort of interest, including honeymoon activities, traveling with kids, and LGBT friendly spots. You can plan your trip by city or region, and you can find deals on hotels and book trips, whether you want to take a cruise, or eco-tourism is more your speed. You can also purchase guidebooks to the island here, and while there isn’t currently an e-book option, or even an app, it surely won’t be long before these options are available. There is so much to do and see in Puerto Rico, that you might find yourself overwhelmed. Thankfully, Fodor’s is there with suggested itineraries, which describe attractions, outline the logistics of making the trek, and offer tips for getting the most out of each day.
Puerto Rico Guide
The photography at Puerto Rico Guide is enough to send you packing your bags and booking your flight (or cruise). This site makes a charming case for everyone to visit the island: “Why Not Go to Puerto Rico?” Study the map of attractions, including beaches, rainforests, historical spots, and shopping districts. There’s even a packing guide, so you’ll know exactly what to bring along, with plenty of room to spare for souvenirs.
The Virtual Tourist’s list of things to do in Puerto Rico has one great feature that the other sites look: Tourist Traps. Here you will learn which attractions are the most crowded, and whether you might like to plan something a bit more off the beaten path. Whether a guided tour is overcrowded, over priced, or just boring, you will get the scoop here. You’ll also get hints on the best time of year to visit, and safety tips, like “please don’t feed the cats.” Practical advice, you can be sure. You can even find the best places to golf or catch a baseball game.