Puerto Rico: A Caribbean pearl not to be missed this winter

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Puerto Rico is a tropical paradise where every sunset is a true work of art.

Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is particularly enticing for travelers with its vibrant culture, rich history and breathtaking nature. This charming island, which is a US territory, boasts a harmonious blend of old-world charm and modern appeal. From the colorful streets of Old San Juan to the lush rainforests of El Yunque, Puerto Rico stretches out like a living canvas that invites exploration and promises unforgettable experiences.

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When to Puerto Rico?

The island with a tropical climate is a destination that can be visited all year round. However, mid-December to mid-April is considered peak season, offering a wonderful escape from winter in Europe and the US. For those looking for a more relaxed experience with less crowds, late April to June and September to November are ideal. During this time, the weather is pleasant, and the crowds of tourists are much smaller.

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What should I see in Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico reveals its wonders in a kaleidoscope of attractions to satisfy the taste of every traveler. Start your trip in San Juan, which is like a time capsule of Spanish colonial charm. Stroll along narrow stone streets lined with pastel-hued buildings adorned with wrought-iron balconies. Explore historic forts like El Morro, where the sea breeze carries stories of centuries past, and don't miss the bustling Plaza de Armas, the center of local life.

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Ponce's Plaza Las Delicias is also worth a visit. Admire the famous Parque de Bombas, a lively firehouse with red and black stripes turned into a museum, and stroll through the gardens in the square. The nearby Ponce Cathedral and the colorful Ponce History Museum complete the city's cultural tapestry.

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Nature lovers will also find themselves in Puerto Rico. El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rainforest in the US National Park System. A symphony of wildlife and lush vegetation awaits you along hiking trails like La Mina, which lead to the enchanting La Mina Falls. The air is filled with the fragrance of exotic flowers and the lively chorus of coquis, small tree frogs, serenade your journey. Mosquito Bay in Vieques is also a feast for the eyes. Here, the water lights up with the bioluminescence of microscopic organisms, creating a surreal, glowing experience. The bay is a good example of Puerto Rico's commitment to preserving its natural wonders.

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When the word spreads about Puerto Rico, we cannot pass by its beautiful beaches. Escape to the unspoiled Flamenco coast of Culebra Island. With its powdery white sand and crystal clear turquoise water, this secluded paradise offers a peaceful retreat for all sun and water sports lovers. Snorkel along the vibrant coral reefs and surrender to the tranquility of this unspoiled gem.

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Which dish to try in Puerto Rico?

No visit to Puerto Rico is complete without Mofong, a culinary masterpiece made from mashed plantains, garlic and other spices. Mofongo, often served with a variety of toppings such as shrimp, chicken or beef, is a delicious display of the island's rich culinary heritage.

How to explore Puerto Rico?

Traveling around Puerto Rico is easy with a well-connected network of roads and highways. Car hire offers the flexibility to explore remote corners of the island, while public transport, including buses and taxis, is available in urban areas.

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Accommodations in Puerto Rico

Hotel Condado Vanderbilt (San Juan)

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel seamlessly blends historic charm with modern luxury. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views, indulge in world-class dining and experience the epitome of Puerto Rican hospitality.


Hacienda Tres Casitas

Hacienda Tres Casitas accommodation in Cabo Rojo is a true haven of peace where you can shake off the stress and worries of everyday life. Built in the local style, the houses inside offer a comfortable and stylish stay.


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