beach and sand with a flag from Puerto Rico waving in the wind above it

Puerto Rico Travel Tips

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is associated with the United States. It is located in the northeastern Caribbean Sea with its north shore facing the Atlantic Ocean. It is approximately 50 miles east of the Dominican Republic, 40 miles west of the Virgin Islands, and 1,000 miles southeast of the state of Florida in the USA. It has two small islands off the east coast, Vieques and Culebra which are a part of Puerto Rico.

It does take a few days to explore Puerto Rico. The capital is San Juan, which often takes a day’s stroll itself to see all of the sites. Plan your itinerary to explore this amazing destination with these helpful Puerto Rico travel tips from someone who has been there!


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Hit the Road in Style: The Ultimate Guide to Car Rental in Puerto Rico for Your Road Trip

Discover the ultimate guide to car rental options for your Puerto Rico road trip! We cover everything you need to know about car rental in Puerto Rico. Let’s hit the road, and explore Puerto Rico to the fullest!

waterfall in the backdrop of scenery on a tour in El Yunque Rainforest

Best El Yunque Rainforest Tours & Puerto Rico Adventures

Here are some of the best and most exciting El Yunque Rainforest Tours. There are many El Yunque tours that you can sign up for in order to see all the El Yunque attractions & hidden gems. Any trip to Puerto Rico should include a day-trip to visit El Yunque National Forest. 

Wooden Puerto Rico Chair in front on the Pinones Food kiosk in Puerto Rico

Authentic Puerto Rican Food at the Pinones Food Kiosks

Try authentic Puerto Rican Food at the Pinones Food Kiosks while you hop from food stand to food stand to try traditional food! ---and it is right across from a beautiful beach!!!

girl standing with her arms out in front of the I love PR sign - taking photos during our 3 days in Puerto Rico

Ultimate Guide for 3 Days in Puerto Rico

If you are spending a long weekend in Puerto Rico, follow this ultimate guide to enjoy Puerto Rico in 3 days. If you have more vacation time, you can spend 4 days in Puerto Rico and add a bonus day to your Puerto Rico itinerary!  

Brown Entrance Sign for El Yunque National Forest

A Fun-Filled Day of Things to do in El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico

Last Updated on May 11, 2022 There are many things to do in El Yunque Rainforest like hiking the trails and basking in waterfalls and it is a must-see site for your trip to Puerto Rico.  Depending on how many hikes you do, the trip can be all day or a portion of the day. 

I heart CUL on Culebra Island on the dock near the ferry in Puerto Rico

Beautiful Island of Culebra: Things to do on a Day Trip in Puerto Rico

Last Updated on March 11, 2023 A day trip to Culebra Island: Paradise in Puerto Rico!  You should definitely include all of these Culebra things to do on your Puerto Rico itinerary!  Culebra is an island that is a short day-trip from the main island of Puerto Rico.  It is Puerto Rico’s least populated town

large white colonial building with pillars and palm trees out front - Capitol Building in Old San Juan Puerto Rico - exploring one day in San Juan Puerto Rico

Exciting things to do in ONE day in San Juan Puerto Rico

One day in San Juan Puerto Rico is full of history! The San Juan National Historic Site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with more than 500 years of European history & historical architecture throughout its cobblestone streets.

couches and stairway in a living room with an open door to a balcony in a suite hotel in old san juan puerto rico

Best Boutique Hotel in Old San Juan Puerto Rico

Fortaleza Suites is a luxury hotel in Old San Juan Puerto Rico located right in the heart of the historical center in this world heritage city. It is perfect for any size family and is located near the cruise port and many historical sites to enjoy.

people in a natural water slide waterfall in Puerto Rico

How to Enjoy Las Paylas Puerto Rico: Natural Water Slide in Luquillo

We found Las Paylas, a hidden Puerto Rico natural water slide tucked away on the outskirts of the El Yunque National Forest.  Discover the fun at Las Paylas Natural Water Slide.

Where to stay in Puerto Rico