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Know Before You Go...®

Puerto Rico, with its modern capital, clean beaches, and tropical climate, is an ideal destination for a Caribbean getaway. If you've been dreaming of a trip with these features, then a villa in Puerto Rico can turn your dreams into reality. The information contained under the tabs on this page will tell you more about the island and how you can plan an unforgettable vacation there.

Why Puerto Rico?

  • Esperanza Phosphorescent Bay
  • Golf! Challenging courses at Hyatt's Cerromar and Dorado Resorts
  • Historic Old San Juan
  • Exploring Vieques Island
  • Camuy Cave Park, one of the Western Hemisphere's most extensive cave systems.
  • Food, nightlife, casino action and shopping

Puerto Rico Weather/Climate

Average Temperatures

January
83 ° F
71 ° F
February
83 ° F
71 ° F
March
84 ° F
71 ° F
April
86 ° F
73 ° F
May
87 ° F
75 ° F
June
88 ° F
77 ° F
July
88 ° F
77 ° F
August
88 ° F
77 ° F
September
88 ° F
77 ° F
October
88 ° F
76 ° F
November
85 ° F
74 ° F
December
84 ° F
73 ° F

Average Rainfall

January
4.28
February
4.21
March
4.25
April
6.57
May
7.68
June
2.98
July
4.56
August
6.68
September
8.36
October
8.91
November
7.58
December
6.01
Camuy Caverns

Explore our cavernous underworld

Hop on the tram and explore Río Camuy Park's great subterranean caverns carved out by the Camuy River over one million years ago. Rio Camuy Cave Park is the third-largest underground cave system in the world. Inside the incredible 268-acre park a guide will provide information on tropical surroundings and the caverns. There are also picnic areas, walking trails, food facilities, an exhibition hall and a souvenir shop, making it the perfect place to spend the day. Reservations are recommended. The park is open Wednesdays through Sundays (and holidays) 8am to 4pm. Advanced cave explorers can arrange for special tours and rappelling trips through undeveloped sections of the caves.

Yunque National Forest

Tropical hike to cascading waterfalls

With 13 well maintained trails that cover 23 miles of varied terrain, Yunque National Forest is a hikers dream. You'll also find cascading waterfalls, rivers and streams that collect into pools. Great for picnicking and a cool dip. The park is managed by the U.S. Forest service. They educate visitors about the tropical forest using interpretive displays, discussion and brief movies. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Isla Culebra

Excellent snorkling and you can swim with the sea turtles

Culebra's rugged countryside, beautiful beaches and small-scale tourist industry make the 25-square-mile island a Caribbean treasure for travelers. At only 7 miles long by 3.5 miles wide, it is no wonder it's also called "Isla Chiquita". There is no run-off from streams and rivers, so the water is crystal clear and great for snorkeling coral reefs and swimming with a variety of sea creatures. This is one of only two nesting sites for giant sea turtles in the U.S. Culebra has 23 offshore islands which form a miniature archipelago. Coral reefs in this area are considered some of the most spectacular of the entire Caribbean. In 1909 a bird refuge was established here and is protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a nature preserve. To get here from Puerto Rico, take a private boat or quick flight 17-miles off the eastern coast.

Transportation on Puerto Rico

Getting to Puerto Rico and getting around. Our transportation tips will help make your trip smoother. More good sand advice.

Entry Documents

U.S. citizens do not need passports but citizens of other countries need a visa. U.S. citizens do not even need to clear customs when entering.

Airport

San Juan: Luis Muñoz Marín Airport;Ponce: Mercedita Airport;Aquadilla: Rafael Hernandez Airport

Departure Tax

Included in air plane ticket

Driving

On the right - valid driver's license required.

Puerto Rico Weddings and Honeymoons

Vacationers don't just stay in Puerto Rico villas - they come to paradise to get married and celebrate their honeymoons! Visit the Dept. of Health in Santurce to pick up a marriage application or request one in writing(allow two months). Write to the Dept. of Health, Demographic Registry Office, Box 11854, Fernandez Juncos Station, Santurce, PR 00910.

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Know Before You Go...® - Puerto Rico Travel Tips

Before making their way to Puerto Rico villas, vacationers like to know a little bit of helpful information to make them feel more at home during their stay. Take a look at our travel tips to make your time in villas in Puerto Rico even more relaxing.

Capital: San Juan
Population: 3,700,000
Size: 110 miles long and 35 miles wide; 3,515 square miles.
Electric Current: 110
Time: 09:18 am zone:-4 (GMT/UTC -4)
Official Language: Spanish and English
Currency: U.S. dollar
Telephone: Local area code is 787