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PUERTO RICO TRAVEL GUIDE

San Juan Islet, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Hotels, Restaurants, Spas and More

White sandy beaches, coastal lowlands and an amazing rainforest are just some of the features of this exotic destination. The island of Puerto Rico, nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, boasts year-round summer weather ideal for exploring caves, surfing at La Concha in San Juan or hiking the Commonwealth Forest Reserves. Modernity hasn't stripped this locale of its charm — locals are extremely hospitable and eager to share their diverse culture and cuisine. Indulge your palate with tasty traditional dishes such as carne fritta con cebolla (fried steak with onions) or be adventurous and sample sesos empanados (breaded calf brains) with a side of plantains. The options on this lively island are endless.

RESTAURANTS

SABOREA: A CULINARY EXTRAVAGANZA
Our own André Gayot attended this annual food festival in San Juan and not only tasted international cuisine, but received a little insight from local colleague Yaira Solis Escudero.
The Global Show of Savor, by André Gayot
A Weekend Full of Puerto Rican Flavors, by Yaira Solis Escudero
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Samples of local cuisine from the Saborea food festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico


HOTELS

Las Casitas Village & Golden Door Spa

STAYING IN
El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
El San Juan Hotel & Casino
Gran Meliá Puerto Rico
Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
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A NATURAL SETTING
Hix Island House, A Vieques Hotel

The secluded Hix Island House offers adventurous travelers unique accommodations. Twelve concrete lofts, designed to blend in with the gray boulders surrounding the hotel, present a luxuriously natural setting.

La casona at the Hix Island House


Horned Dorset

DOLCE FAR NIENTE
Horned Dorset

This peaceful resort is located ten minutes from Rincón on the west coast of the island. It reflects the country's Spanish influences with colonial-style buildings tucked into steep hills that cascade down to the sea, which surrounds the hotel's private beach.



SPAS

ISLAND PAMPERING
Spa Guide
Release all tension and surrender to island relaxation with our top spa picks. Pamper your body with a Caribbean Citrus Sea Salt Glow treatment or relieve your over-worked psyche with guided meditation. Be sure to check out our luxury spa list for other areas throughout the Caribbean.

Golden Door Spa in Puerto Rico


ROMANTIC TRAVEL

Vieques Island in Puerto Rico
ROMANTIC GETAWAY
Vieques Island

The beauty and serenity of Vieques Island create a paradise for lovers. The remote beaches and bioluminescent lagoon at Puerto Mosquito offer couples the chance to reconnect and relax without the distraction of malls or casinos, making it ideal for a honeymoon or anniversary.

For more information, visit The Puerto Rico Tourism Site

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