Plan your Vacation
Old San Juan
This Caribbean gem, more than 400 years old, encompasses Puerto Rico’s cultural influences in just seven square blocks. With cobblestone streets, more than a dozen parks and plazas and fruit-colored colonial buildings of great architectonic detail, this World Heritage Site is a treasure trove of museums and art galleries, bars and restaurants, boutiques and posh hotels. This walled city is home to two fortresses, El Morro and San Cristóbal, proclaimed National Historic Sites, in addition to Paseo La Princesa, a 19th-century walkway adorned with statues and royal palms. Every narrow street, courtyard and gracious park holds a few surprises that cement the city’s position as a colonial marvel.
Isla Verde, Ocean Park, Condado, Santurce, Miramar, Puerta de Tierra, Miramar, Hato Rey, Puerto Nuevo, Río Piedras, Carolina, Trujillo Alto, Guaynabo, Cataño and Bayamón
Puerto Rico’s Metropolitan area, which encompasses our capital city’s surrounding towns, serves up an exciting mix of the historic and the modern, embraced by the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll discover top-tier fashion houses, grand casinos and world-class dining and entertainment options of all budgets and predilections in trendy Condado and Isla Verde, along with easy—and oftentimes immediate—access to beautiful beaches. The Metro Area is also home to world-class museums, the Bacardi Rum Factory in Cataño, the Caribbean’s largest shopping center (Plaza las Américas), the new Mall of San Juan and the island’s main financial district in Hato Rey.
Porta del Sol
Quebradillas, Isabela, San Sebastián, Moca, Aguadilla, Aguada, Rincón, Añasco, Mayagüez, Las Marías, Maricao, Hormigueros, San Germán, Sábana Grande, Guánica, Lajas and Cabo Rojo
Puerto Rico’s wondrous western region, more laid-back than Puerto Rico’s Metropolitan area, is home to some of the island’s most beautiful and varied landscapes: world-class surfing spots in Rincón and Aguadilla, the Desert Forest of Guánica, dense foliage in the hills of Maricao. Here, too, is one of Puerto Rico’s phosphorescent bays—in La Parguera, Lajas—as well as some of the island’s most generous and fresh seafood offerings: red snapper, lobster, conch and more.
Ponce, Patillas, Arroyo, Guayama, Salinas, Aibonito, Coamo, Santa Isabel, Juana Díaz, Villalba, Jayuya, Peñuelas, Guayanilla, Adjuntas and Yauco
Porta Caribe holds a bevy of wonders on land and along its coastline: beach towns looking out to the Caribbean Sea, others hidden away amid exuberant greenery and natural wonders. Puerto Rico’s southern region includes the regal city of Ponce, “The Pearl of the South,” home to exquisite Spanish colonial architecture, the world-famous Museo de Arte de Ponce and the Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center, with artifacts dating back to 400 B.C. Porta Caribe also holds quite a few fantastic golf courses mixed in with outstanding vistas.
Culebra, Vieques, Maunabo, Yabucoa, Humacao, Las Piedras, Juncos, Naguabo, Ceiba, Fajardo, Luquillo, Río Grande, Loiza, Canóvanas
This naturally prolific area of Puerto Rico is famous for expansive resorts, championship golf courses and El Yunque National Forest, the only one of its kind in the U.S. National Forest System. Here, also, you’ll find Luquillo Beach, great for family outings and filled with kiosks with local favorites, in addition the a 19th-century lighthouse at Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve. The eastern region is also home to the sister islands of Culebra and Vieques, each a jewel of beachy diversions and enticing cuisine.
Lares, Utuado, Ciales, Morovis, Orocovis, Corozal, Naranjito, Barranquitas, Comerío, Aibonito, Cidra, Aguas Buenas, Gurabo, Jayuya, Caguas and Cayey
Exploring Puerto Rico’s central region is all about winding roads framed by opulent foliage, cool mountain breezes and incomparable stays at some of Puerto Rico’s smaller hotels. This picturesque and mountainous area calls out to hikers and nature lovers to visit Jayuya’s Toro Negro Forest, home to one of Puerto Rico’s tallest peaks; Utuado’s Caguana Ceremonial Park, used centuries ago by our Taíno Indians to worship; and the Carite National Forest.
Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Dorado, Vega Baja, Vega Alta, Barceloneta, Manatí, Arecibo, Hatillo and Camuy
Armed with a heady mountain-beach combo, our northern region has everything from top resorts and golf courses to the world’s largest radio telescope in the town of Arecibo, hidden away among verdant hills. Other “must” visits here? The Río Camuy Cave Park, an impressive underground cave network formed more than a million years ago; Cambalache Forest in Barceloneta (also home to a great fashion outlets mall); and Los Tubos Beach in Manatí. Don't forget to visit the the largest outlet mall in Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Premiun Outlets in Barceloneta.