The El Yunque Rainforest is the only tropical rain forest under the protection of the US Forest Service and also the largest nature reserve in densely populated Puerto Rico. The site is situated in the mist-wreathed Luquillo Mountains, where year-round precipitation ensures lush, green landscapes and a healthy diversity of animal life. This includes mongoose, non-venomous snakes, the rare Puerto Rican parrot, and the Coqui frog, whose distinctive croak provides El Yunque's soundtrack.
The cobblestone streets of Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan, lined with brightly colored Spanish colonial houses, lend themselves to aimless yet inspired wandering, but don’t let yourself pass by the neighborhood’s key attractions. From the UNESCO World Heritage-listed forts of Castillo San Felipe del Morro (El Morro) and Castillo San Cristobal to restaurants serving plates of aromatic rice and fried plantains, Old San Juan charms travelers at every turn.
Standing guard at Old San Juan’s Eastern Gate is the Castillo de San Crisotbal. Built to protect San Juan against land attacks, the ancient Spanish fort is now part of the San Juan National Historic Site and a great opportunity to see the largest Spanish fortification built in the New World and see some spectacular views of the San Juan Bay and El Morro. The massive structure, which was built in the 18th century to compliment the El Morro fortification which was designed to guard the bay, rises 150 feet above sea level and occupies most of the northeast edge of Old San Juan. Proven to be an effective fortification which helped repel a 1797 land invasion by Sir Ralph Abercrombie, the Castillo de San Cristobal is one of the premier attractions of Old San Juan.
Established in 1949, The San Juan National Historic Site is home to some of the city’s most famous attractions. Visitors can climb to Castillo San Felibe del Morro, overlooking the San Juan Bay, for an up close look at military efforts more than 250 years ago. Travelers can learn about historic battles that took place against the English and Dutch while visiting the restored lighthouse, chapel and vintage cannons.
Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort captures excitement and sophistication under one roof 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Fully in synch with the resort's über-chic sleek design, presents cutting edge gaming with high-tech slot machines and card tables, amply satisfying high rollers and casual players alike.
Puerto Rico is the perfect place for kitesurfing! Our beautiful beaches and our incredible weather makes an unforgettable experience for pros and for beginners. You can bring your own kite or, for your convenience, there are kite rentals at the beach, offered by private companies.
This public beach is literally steps from your hotel room. It’s known for clean, white-sand beaches, and warm blue water. It’s as close as we can come to bringing the beach to you!
You're probably visiting Puerto Rico for the beauty of the Island, the great beaches and wonderful weather, but don’t miss out on shopping, with a visit to Plaza Las Américas: the largest shopping mall in the Caribbean! Need we say more? Dine, shop, go watch a movie and even be entertained at Plaza Las Americas. Seven of the large cornerstone stores in the mall are the highest grossing in their respective companies…it’s a shopping paradise!
Sail on a 50 ft. plus catamaran to dreamy Icacos Island. Enjoy beachcombing and snorkeling in shallow waters to view spectacular coral reefs and marine life. Trip includes snorkel gear, snacks, sandwich buffet lunch, piña colanda and rum punch.
Board the ferry with the locals and then kayak your way along Puerto Rico kayaking and snorkeling mecca. Stop at a snorkeling reef, a turtle reserve beach and soak up the sun in the world famous crystal clear waters of Flamenco Beach.