Puerto Rico is an island getaway with something for everyone – stunning beaches, uncompromising luxury, adventurous outdoor activities and flavourful nightlife. Puerto Rico also boasts 23 golf courses, many championship-level, countless shopping malls, horseback riding, deep-sea fishing opportunities, watersports of all types, plus more.

Isla Verde
The beach at Isla Verde, which fronts the Atlantic Ocean, is just a five-minute cab ride from San Juan airport, and boasts a line of major hotels, a beautiful powder-white beach, crystal waters and easy access to Old San Juan and other cultural, dining, shopping and dancing attractions. Another popular destination is Condado Beach, with a natural rock barrier protecting Condado Lagoon.

Old San Juan
Old San Juan comprises of seven square blocks of cobbled streets and colonial architecture – ideal for walking. Highlights are El Morro and San Cristóbal, huge stone fortresses that guarded the city from attack by enemy nations and pirates. Some of the best museums can be found here; the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture; La Casa del Libro; and the Las Américas Museum.

Vieques Island
Beautiful, untouched, tranquil... these are words to describe the island of Vieques. Just a short flight or ferry ride from mainland Puerto Rico, visitors can ride horses along the beach, take a bike ride around the island, kayak through the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world, or simply relax in the peace and tranquillity with a spot of sunrise yoga on the beach. Two-thirds of Vieques national forest is protected making it one of the most untouched islands in the Caribbean.
North East – El Yunque Rainforest

Situated on the North Eastern part of the island, El Yunque is the only tropical rainforest managed by the U.S. Forest Service, and combines three types of forests (rain, montane and dwarf). The area boasts two waterfalls and 50 varieties of ferns, 20 types of orchids, and dozens of species of birds and frogs. For fitness fanatics, the many hiking trails of El Yunque rain forest offer routes for all levels of fitness to explore lush flora, swim under breathtaking waterfalls and take in the picturesque views.

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Airports / Gateways / Flying times

Airports: US: Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, San Juan (SJU). Rafael Hernandez, Aguadilla (BQN). Mercedita, Ponce (PSE). Others: Antonio Neri Juarbe, Arecibo (ARE). Antonio Rivera Rodriquez, Vieques (VQS). Benjamín Rivera Noriega, Culebra (CPX). Diego Jimenez Torres, Fajardo (FAJ). Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Mayagüez (MAZ). Isla Grande Airport, San Juan (SIG).
Ferry Services: Public ferry: San Juan – Cataño; Fajardo – Culebra; Fajardo – Vieques. Hi-Speed Island Ferry: San Juan – Culebra – Vieques (In High Season). Ferries Del Caribe: Mayagüez – Santo Domingo.


Gateways/Flying Times: Norwegian Airlines will fly non-stop *direct* from London Gatwick to San Juan twice weekly from 4th November 2015 (on Wednesday and Saturdays). Norwegian Airlines offers value for money, which is noted in their pricing strategy – starting prices for airline seats from London Gatwick to San Juan start from just £269 one-way.
Flights are also available with Air Europa via Madrid (on Sundays and Thursdays), and there are daily direct flights via the U.S., including:
- American Airlines flies via Miami, New York or Chicago
- Continental and Delta Airlines fly via Newark and Atlanta
- US Airways flies via Philadelphia
Miami: 2.5 hours. New York: 3.5 hours. Chicago: 4.5 hours. Newark: 3 hours. Atlanta: 3.5 hours. Philadelphia: 3 hours.

Climate

The average temperature in the winter is 73 F (22.7 degrees Celsius) and 85 F (29.4 Celsius) in the summer with year-round pleasant sea breezes. In the mountains, it is about 10 degrees cooler in both summer and winter. Average humidity is 55% during the day and 80% at night. Average rainfall is 52 inches and the rainy season is at its peak in August.

Dining

Restaurants available – Spanish.  American.  Nuevo Criollo/Creative Latin Food.  Continental.  South American.  Italian Oriental.  Puerto Rican dishes.  French.  Japanese.  Chinese.  German.  International.  Delicatessen.  Greek.  Health and Light.  Mexican and Sea Food.  Recommended tipping is 15%.  Informal evening wear is often required at particular establishments; this usually means jackets for men and equivalent for women.

Language

Spanish and English are the official languages

Nightlife

Entertainment available includes –Nightclubs.  Discos.  Cabarets.  Dinner/Dance.  Cinemas.  Theatres.  Live Music.  Folkloric Shows.  A variety of bars in Old San Juan.

Sightseeing

Historic Old San Juan including El Morro Fortress; Casa Blanca, the ancestral home of the Ponce de Leon family; La Fortaleza, the oldest executive mansion in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere; Plaza San Jose; Pablo Casals Museum; Quincentennial Plaza; San Juan Cathedral; Plaza de Armas; Paseo de la Princesa.  In Ponce, Puerto Rico’s second city, Plaza Las Delicias, Parque de Bombas Firehouse, Casa Armstrong-Proventud, the Ponce Museum of Art, the Museum of Music, Serralles Castle (rum museum) and El Vigia. Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve. Arecibo Observatory. Phosphorescent Bay in Parguera and the Guanica and Guajataca Forest Reserves. El Yunque Rain Forest. Rum distilleries. Rio Camuy Cave Park. Hacienda Buena Vista (restored coffee plantation) near Ponce. Tibes and Caguana Indian sites in Ponce and Utuado.

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