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Situated on the waterfront, this property is within 6 mi (10 km) of Plaza Antonia Quinones, Condado Beach, and Puerto Rico Convention Center. Carolina Beach and Port of San Juan are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in San Juan Antiguo, this guesthouse is within 6 mi (10 km) of Castillo de San Cristobal, San Juan Cathedral, and Pier 1. Convento de Los Dominicos and San Juan Gate are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in San Juan Antiguo, this bed & breakfast is steps from Statue of Ponce de Leon and San Juan Cathedral. San Juan Gate and Port of San Juan are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated on the waterfront, this historic property is within 6 mi (10 km) of Plaza Antonia Quinones, Condado Beach, and Puerto Rico Convention Center. Carolina Beach and Port of San Juan are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Perched atop a 300-foot cliff on Puerto Rico's northeast coast, this resort—overlooking a convergence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea—has a private island an 8-minute boat ride away.
This atrium hotel with a lively casino is 2 blocks from Isla Verde Beach, an Atlantic Ocean playground. Cruise-ship piers are 6 miles away and the popular Plaza Las Americas shopping mall is nearby.
Secluded on the northeast coast, 6 km (3 mi) north of El Yunque rainforest, this Puerto Rico resort features oceanside and riverside championship golf courses.
Located in San Juan, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Parque La Ventana al Mar, Condado Beach, and Carolina Beach. Port of San Juan and Escambron Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Before you check in to your Puerto Rico all-inclusive hotel, you need to get to the island, of course. Flights leave daily from major US cities to the San Juan Airport (SJU) and Rafael Hernandez Airport (BQN) daily. If you’re a U.S. citizen, you don’t need a passport or visa to visit Puerto Rico; you are only required to show a federal or state ID just like any other time you fly.
Transportation: Once you’re on the ground, rental cars are the most convenient way to get around the island. With 3,500 square miles to explore, wise wanderer, your own set of wheels makes getting from San Juan to Ponce and beyond a lot easier. Pro tip: Some roads in Puerto Rico are undeveloped, so plan your route carefully. You can get to the islands of Culebra and Vieques by ferry or small plane, and in the hub of San Juan you’re able to ditch your own car keys and hail a cab to get around or explore on foot.
Language: Want greet locals when you land? Spanish is the primary language in Puerto Rico. You can greet people will a simple "Hola, como estas?" which translates to "Hello, how are you?" Translation books and phone apps will be among your best tools while you’re visiting PR.
Helpful Tidbits: Electrical outlets in Puerto Rico operate at about 120 volts, which means most US small appliances and electronics are compatible. You may still need a power plug adapter, to fit your appliance in the socket, however. If want to bring some Puerto Rican rum home, remember that customs permits only 1 liter of liquor to be brought into the U.S. when you return. Puerto Rico uses the American Dollar (USD), but don’t be surprised if you hear it referred to as a peso.
There is a reason savvy travelers such as yourself flock to all-inclusive Puerto Rico. This island paradise is in a tropical climate zone, with an average temperature of about 80 degrees near sea level and 70 degrees in the mountains. The rainy season is from April to November, but you can still have a delightful escape to the island in the summer months—just pack accordingly.
1. Visit Old San Juan – (2.4 miles from Caribe Hilton, San Juan)
This historic district is characterized by colorful buildings, dramatic coastline, and stellar eateries. Take a walk through the Castillo San Felipe del Morro Fort under a clear blue sky, and stop to take pictures in front of the Plaza de Armas fountain. You can also stop by the famous statue of explorer Juan Ponce de Leon.
2. Sunbathe on Playa Isla Verde – (0 miles from Courtyard by Marriott, San Juan Isla Verde)
Isla Verde beach stretches on for so long that it encompasses three separate beach areas. El Alambique, Pine Grove Beach, and Balneario de Carolina combine to create many miles of luxury beachfront and water activities.
3. Explore El Yunque – (3.8 miles from Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa)
The bright green tree cover and rushing waterfalls of El Yunque rainforest will take your breath away. You might have been picturing nonstop beach fun when you booked your vacation to Puerto Rico, but you’ll never be disappointed that you left the coast for some much-needed tranquility beneath the leaves. Put on your tennis shoes, wise wanderer, and pack a bottle of water. The national forest is full of wonder and unique serenity around every corner.
The lapping water and bright sunlight of Puerto Rico awaits, traveler. With no need for a passport or currency exchange, a vacation to PR is one of the easiest ways to have an island adventure. Between the stunning architecture of sites like the Ponce Cathedral and the awe-inspiring nature of both coast and inland terrain, you will fall enamorado (in love) with Puerto Rico at first sight. Book your hotel with Travelocity, and your adventures in wise wandering are off on the right foot.