Situated in the Caribbean Sea about 1,000 miles southeast of Miami, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a truly fascinating vacation destination. At 110 miles long and 35 miles wide, it is one of the largest islands in the Caribbean. Translated into English, Puerto Rico means "Rich Port," but more than that, it is an island rich with something for everyone. Tradewinds make the temperatures bearable in the summer. The climate all the year round is very agreeable. Rain falls mainly from May to October, with most precipitation from July to October. Temperatures range from 75 to 80 F.
Puerto Rico has everything to meet the most sophisticated need of its guests: colonial architecture, magnificent beaches, fantastic cuisine, natural beauty, lively people. From sunrise till sunset and deep into the late hours of the night, Puerto Rico's capital is a non-stop hotbed of fun and excitement. Discover the Puerto Rico's treasures: from resorts' fun to great adventures under sunny skies!
Puerto Rico offers splendid golf pitches, magnificent sandy beaches - it is a real paradise for vacationers who want to take advantage of its luxury resorts. The nightlife appeals to the young (r young at heart). It's as great a destination for honeymooners and couples, as well as for singles.
At night in both San Juan and Old San Juan the fun is just beginning! Sampling the local cuisine at one of the area's various fine restaurants is a must. From there, you can take in a show, settle into a lounge or dance until morning in the glittering discos. For the gamblers, San Juan offers luxurious casinos in the largest hotels and resorts, and the excitement of the local horse track, El Comandante. There is so much to do in San Juan, but don't forget to take a lazy day on one of the many golden-sand beaches doing absolutely nothing. There's no other place on earth like Puerto Rico!
What spot is best for swimming in Puerto Rico? Whereas on much of the northwest coast of Puerto Rico, rough Atlantic waters often deter bathers but attract surfers, the south coast waters are calmer. On the south coast, Playa de Ponce, outside Ponce, Puerto Rico's second largest city, consists of a long strip of beautiful white sand that opens onto the tranquil waters of the Caribbean. Less crowded than Condado and Luquillo, Playa de Ponce is an ideal place to swim year-round in clearer, less polluted waters, than those stretching along the more heavily populated northern coastline.
What spot is best for scenery in Puerto Rico? In the southwestern corner of Puerto Rico, Boquerón Beach lies in a section of the island called the Cape Cod of Puerto Rico. The beach town of Boquerón itself, filled with colorful scenery, stands at the heart of a 3-mile (5km) bay, with palm-fringed white sand, curving away on both sides. In addition to this panoramic vista, you can also sample vignettes of local life. Fisherfolk, sailors, and scuba divers are also attracted to this beach, where fresh oysters are shucked on the spot, doused with Tabasco, and sold at various ramshackle shacks. You can see that there are plenty of interesting places, things and sights on this beach. While enjoying the scenery and the sands, you can take a break and order a regional ice cream at one of the stands. It's made with sweet corn and dusted with paprika. Sound awful? Just try it: it's great.