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Puerto Rico

An island packed with fun and adventure, Puerto Rico is just waiting for you to explore.

Stroll the cobbled streets of Old San Juan, a city rich in history where you’ll feel like you are stepping back in time. We recommend visiting the forts which have some spectacular views over the city and ocean. Your Puerto Rico adventure would not be complete without kayaking at a bio bay and there are very few bio bays in the world. Puerto Rico is home to three of them, Puerto Mosquito off the coast of the island of Vieques currently holds the Guinness World Record for being the brightest bioluminescent bay. For a real thrill, try out the ‘El Monstruo’ - the longest zip-line in the world - the length of 28 football pitches.   

Complete your perfect Puerto Rico holiday by combining your stay with another destination you have dreamed of. Puerto Rico is officially a U.S. territory therefore connections from the USA are great so why not try a city break in either New York, Washington DC or Miami? Or alternatively island hop around the Caribbean with great connections to Antigua, Dominican Republic and Nevis. 

Destination Highlights
  • Walk the cobbled streets of Old San Juan, bursting with history
  • Head to the tranquil island of Vieques
  • Brave the 'El Monstruo' the longest zip line in the world
  • Kayak in one of the three bio luminescence bays

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Fire pit at dusk

W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island

Puerto Rico

H&J Rating
W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island

Time Zone

GMT -4 hours

Flight Time

Approx 13 hours; flights are indirect via United States

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

British Passport holders require an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) to visit Puerto Rico. You can obtain an ESTA from www.cbp.gov/esta

Language

Spanish, but English is widely spoken and understood

Health Information

No vaccinations are required for travel to Puerto Rico.

You might be mistaken for thinking Puerto Rico is mainly a beach destination, this couldn't be further from the truth. Packed with adventure from exploring the cobbled streets of Old San Juan to heading to El Toro Adventure Park to ride 'El Monstruo' the longest zip-line in the world measuring the length of up to 28 football pitches. For nature lovers, the island is packed with natural beauty from kayaking one of the three bioluminescence bays at night to taking one of the stunning hiking trails at El Yunque National Forest - Puerto Rico has it all. Of course, if you are a beach lover then the island has a great selection of sandy beaches spreading across its coastline to spend lazy days.

  • Arts and crafts

    San Juan

    Named as one of Lonely Planet's top 10 cities to travel to in 2018 - this is a recognition of San Juan's rich heritage and vibrant culture and from our travels across the city we strongly agree. Our favourite part of Old San Juan was the narrow cobbled streets with family owned and run boutiques selling handmade arts and crafts and gifts. It has a great night culture too where the city really comes alive - one night a week they host a salsa dance with a live band where the locals and tourists alike come together to celebrate Latin music and dance into the early hours.

  • El Yunque National Forest

    El Yunque National Forest

    Puerto Rico is packed with natural beauty and it has to be explored when visiting the island. We recommend hiring a car to really see it at its best - one not to be missed is El Yunque National Forest on the eastern side of the island. It is located not far from resorts such as San Juan and Fajardo so can be easily accessed for a day trip.

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26ºC
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27ºC
149mm

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28ºC
149mm

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28ºC
129mm

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28ºC
152mm

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28ºC
139mm

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27ºC
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  • Martyn, Destination Executive

    Martyn

    Destination Manager

    "For any stay in Puerto Rico i would combine the city and the beach. Spend a few nights in the fascinating Old San Juan before heading to the beach resorts".

  • Jas, Destination Specialist

    Jas

    Destination Specialist

    "Although it can never be guaranteed, for the best bio bay experience head out on a night when there is as little moonlight as possible".

  • Tejal, Destination Specialist

    Tina

    Destination Specialist

    "If you find 'El Monstruo' zip line too intense, there is a tamer option called 'La Bestia".

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Kayaking in Fajardo Bio Bay, Puerto Rico

Kayaking in Fajardo Bio Bay, Puerto Rico

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