Take in the tropical flavour and lively energy with a cruise to Puerto Rico.
Cruise to Puerto Rico and take to the roads that lead to remote Spanish colonial towns like San German that house elegant plazas and churches evoking hundreds of years of history. Head to the main old town, the always-vivid Old San Juan, and walk the cobblestoned streets where Conquistadors once marched. See the diverse and geographically stunning island with aquamarine mangrove waters, baby-blue beaches and emerald-green jungles and go inland for the Alps-lookalike peaks of Cerro de Punta, the lime green Lajas Valley, acres of plantain and banana groves and some of the best roasted pork (pernil) in the world. Discover the magic with a Puerto Rico cruise.
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Lounge by the beach, swim under a waterfall or canoe through mangroves. Venture out and get lost in a world of rainforests and mist-covered mountain tops with the best Puerto Rico cruises.
The only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System and just a short one-hour drive from San Juan, El Yunque rainforest is replete with waterfalls and hiking trails. Take the approachable 25-minute trek up Mount Britton, and keep an eye out for tiny coqui tree frogs.
Puerto Rico boasts all kinds of beaches. Want to stroll down a black-sand beach? Head to Vieques Playa Negra. Looking for world-class surfing? Make the trip to Rincon. Need secluded white sands and crystal-clear waters? Check out Flamenco Beach in Culebra. All are great for visiting pre or post your cruise from San Juan.
Beyond the sandy beaches and lush jungles lie other natural wonders. Explore cavernous labyrinths like La Jungla Cave Park. See translucent mangrove lagoons like the ones in Parguera. Or trek through dry forests like Bosque Seco in Guanica. Keep in mind both are 2 hours from San Juan where your ship will dock.
The sunny island has a long and storied history that encompasses hundreds of years, and you can take a glimpse into its past through its food, colonial towns and even souvenirs and attraction. Witness the cultural heritage come alive with your cruise to Puerto Rico.
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Cruise the Eastern Caribbean and feel the ocean spray as you discover every corner of the Castillo San Felipe del Morro and the Castillo San Cristóbal, before you snorkel coral reefs in Labadee, Haiti, and trek through sugar plantations in St. Maarten.
Take a Southern Caribbean cruise that includes a stop in San Juan, where you can bike by mangroves and sunbathe at the Pinones beach or grab a cold drink and a few fried delicacies at one of the many kiosks along the way.
The island is warm all year long, so you can be sure to use your swimsuit while you're here. Rain showers are common, but they usually don't last long. You can find dry and sunny weather from mid-April to June.
Getting around is easy in San Juan. Simply get on the free Old San Juan trolley, grab a cab or hop on a guagua publica (AMA Metrobus) to get to your next island destination.
Puerto Rico's currency is the U.S. dollar, and U.S. citizens do not need a passport to visit. But brush up on your Spanish to make conversing with the locals easier.
Stop by La Factoria, voted one of the 50 best bars in the world, and try craft cocktails with an island twist.
Hungry? Pay a visit to Calle Loiza, where local restaurateurs are cooking up a storm of Puerto Rican flavors.
Salsa dancing is a wildly fun local activity here, so head to La Placita in Santurce or La Factoria in Old San Juan and get your groove on.
Puerto Rico's cuisine is a blend of Taino, African and Spanish influences, with a dose of contemporary inventions, too. Add to this diverse combination of flavors, a strong and fragrant cup of coffee and a shot of island rum, and you have the essence of what Puerto Rican food is all about.
Puerto Rico is famous for its pernil, a roasted pork shoulder with crispy skin spiced with garlic and adobo, typically served over rice and beans with a side of sweet plantains. The mountain town of Cayey is known for having perfected pernil, but you don't have to leave San Juan for a taste — just head to El Jibarito or Bebo's Cafe.