Known as the " Island of Enchantment," Puerto Rico is alive with a rich heritage and a spectacular natural beauty. With Spanish, African, Indian and American influences, Puerto Rico has melded into a modern and vibrant multicultural community. The island's Indian ceremonial parks, old-world Spanish forts and colonial-style churches, provide a glimpse into its deeply-rooted history. Step into the modern-era with a visit to the Bacardi rum distillery or the Arecibo Radio telescope-NASA's headquarters for researching extra-terrestrial intelligence. For a taste of true adventure, explore the rainforest on a canoeing trip, venture on a hike at Toro Negro, or try spelunking at Cathedral Cavern.
Puerto Rico is also home to a variety of the most breathtaking and unique beaches in the world ranging from powdery soft dunes to black volcanic sands. Perfect sunny days filled with watersports, sun-worshipping, golfing, and shopping along San Juan's cobblestone streets, melt into spicy nights of dancing, dining and gambling. With beautiful beaches, fascinating historical sites, and old-world charm, there is always something new to discover in Puerto Rico.
After sunset, in Puerto Rico, men and women alike love getting dressed for an evening out. There's something for everyone in the island's glamorous nightlife, featuring gourmet dining, cigar bars, billiards bars, glittering casinos, vibrant discos, theatres, galleries, quiet pubs and more.
Sights that delight
"El Morro" (San Felipe Fort)
Four hundred years of San Juan history come alive at this dramatic castle, built on a promontory to keep enemies out of San Juan. Marvel at the sweeping views or explore dungeons and hidden passageways of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Caguana Indian Ceremonial Park
Pay homage to the earliest inhabitants of Puerto Rico, the Taino Indians. View rare monoliths and petroglyphs, permanently inscribed with their own hands. Explore the ceremonial ballcourts for their soccer-like games, and browse the museum, whose exhibits include Indian artifacts, archaeological exhibits, and a botanical garden with sweet potatoes, cassava, corn, mahogany, ceiba, and other plants and trees the indigenous peoples used for food and building materials.
El Yunque Rainforest - There are many ways to see the Rainforest, but this half-day excursion is the best! El Yunque features over 240 species of plants and wildlife, waterfalls, streams, and hiking trails leading to enticing locations. You'll see tree orchids, giant ferns, wild flowers, tropical hardwoods, spectacular waterfalls and views of the entire northeast coast.
City Slickers Tour - Saddle up a native horse from a Hacienda and enjoy an extraordinary journey to the Puerto Rican countryside. The cavalcade will follow county roads and trails, where you will be able to appreciate the spectacular richness of Puerto Rico's exuberant beauty. Relax with the magnificent view of palm trees, the sweet ocean breeze and the refreshing sapphire hued waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
San Juan City & Bacardi Tour - This 3 1/2 hour bus tour includes a drive through old town and the many Spanish colonial sites as well as a ride through the more modern metropolitan area of San Juan. Visit the famous "Cathedral of Rum," Bacardi Rum factory where you will learn the history of this sugar cane drink.
Paradisus Puerto Rico - Paradisus Puerto Rico is the first and only all-inclusive all suite resort in Puerto Rico. Located in a wonderful tropical paradise, on the north eastern coast of Puerto Rico, on the peninsula of Miquillo de Rio Grande in Coco Beach, minutes from the famous El Yunque rainforest. Discover your private paradise.
Wyndham El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa - Modeled after a village in San Juan the resort features cobblestone streets, open-air plazas and sparkling fountains.
Wyndham El San Juan Hotel & Casino - This elegant resort is located in the center of the city's beautiful beachfront and vibrant nightlife in the Isla Verde district of San Juan.
Wyndham Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino - Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Condado Lagoon, the Wyndham Condado Plaza is centrally located for exploring all that Puerto Rico has to offer. Relax on the beachfront terrace, enjoy a drink at the swim-up pool bar, or sit and watch amazing sunsets at this elegant property.
The Westin Rio Mar Beach Golf Resort & Spa - Considered one of the Caribbean's premier golf destinations, play a round on one of two world-class courses, relax on the palm-lined beach, or take a chance in the thrilling casino.
Hyatt Dorado Beach Resort and Country Club - The only boutique beachfront resort with "mega resort amenities" in the Caribbean, this 1,000-acre luxury resort is situated on a secluded crescent shaped beach.
Intercontinental San Juan Resort, Spa & Casino - This deluxe resort features a superb beachfront location on trendy Isla Verde, offering exquisitely appointed accommodations and two miles of white sandy beach.
Caribe Hilton Resort - Its excellent location on a secluded beach combined with features such as a tri-level waterway help make this one of the best resorts in San Juan. Beaches ring 3 sides of the property, and spacious rooms open onto private balconies. Further enticements include fine dining at the 5 on-site restaurants and a Kids Stay Free program.