Book your next trip to Puerto Rico

More than 20 major airports in the United States provide non-stop flights to Puerto Rico that are much less expensive than other Caribbean vacation destinations. Vacationers can choose from a number of accommodations that the island offers that are easy on the wallet, with a good number of locations providing free activities.

Getting There:

Traveling to Puerto Rico is now a lot easier than in the past. More than 20 major airports in the United States provide daily non-stop flights to the island with no customs inspections or passports required due to the fact that Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory. Furthermore, English is spoken throughout the island and shopping for goods is easy with the dollar being the national currency.

Accommodation:

Posadas provides guests with the latest style of low-cost accommodations. Posadas represent historical buildings which have been converted and refurbished into unique hotels with rooms ranging from 7 to 75.

Hotel Colonial

The Hotel Colonial provides guests with a cultural and historical theme based upon significant events as well as those individuals from the town’s religious tradition. The building was constructed in the 1920’s and served as a convent. The renovation includes this unique part of its religious history, most notably one of its cultural treasures; the restored portico.

Da’House Hotel

The Da’House Hotel, a hotel-art-gallery provides guests with a chance to absorb themselves in the tradition of Puerto Rican art and music. The hotel staffs are cultural hosts and art experts and eager to share this opportunity with guests. The building was home to the National Center for the Arts back in the 1970’s.

Another option to consider is a Bed and Breakfast Inn that is reasonably priced as well as cozy. Every inn offers no less than three rooms and no more than six rooms. The owner of the residence serves as the host and provides breakfast to each guest which is an important part of the B&B’s per-night rate. Three B&B’s to consider for accommodations include the following:

Casa Sol — Calle Sol 316, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

Casa Castellana — 1218 Calle Luchetti Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907

Dos Angeles del Mar — HC1 Box 4320, Rincon, Puerto Rico 00677

Things to Do:

Beaches — While Puerto Rico might be a small island to some, don’t let it fool you. Surrounded by more than 270 miles of breathtaking coastline, virtually any place on the island tourists choose to explore will certainly have access to a nearby beach. No matter what beach visitors choose, they will discover an endless variety of activities to do. Additionally, due to the fact that all of Puerto Rico’s beaches are public, visiting them is totally free! Some of the top beaches include Playa Flamenco, Playa Isla Verde, and Boquerón Beach.

Explore Old San Juan — Spend a day or two strolling down the cobblestone streets exploring the neighborhoods of Old San Juan. While strolling through these neighborhoods, visitors will be able to view pastel-colored buildings dating back to the Spanish colonial period of the 16th and 17th century. San Juan’s most beautiful promenade, the El Paseo de la Princesa makes for an ideal stroll while exploring the architecture. The El Paseo features antique street lamps bordered by trees, fountains, statues, and various street vendors.

Casa Blanca (White House), is just one of the numerous historical landmarks on the Island. Constructed in 1521, the estate represents one of the oldest monuments in San Juan that once belonged to the Ponce de León family for some 250 years. It is open Wednesday through Sunday with free admission.

Visiting one of San Juan’s numerous museums can be both educational and fun. The Museo de la Historia de Ponce offers free admission and focuses on every aspect of Puerto Rican cultures such as architecture, environment, government and everyday life.

Undoubtedly a unique building in Ponce is the Parque de Bombas Museum presenting an in-depth history of the city’s firefighters. Built in 1882, the building used to be Ponce’s main fire station. Admission is free to the public with guided trolley tours costing only two dollars.

Nature lovers will enjoy exploring the Vieques Wildlife National Refuge situated on the eastern shore of Vieques. The refuge is the largest national wildlife refuge in the Caribbean, encompassing fifty percent of Puerto Rico. Visitors can explore the refuge through various hiking trails or enjoying the tranquil beaches free of charge.

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