Welcome to Your Perfection Vacation
PUERTO RICO IS FULL OF MANY FUN AND EXCITING PLACES TO STAY. FROM FAMILY VACATION TO ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS, PAMPERING SPA RESORTS, VIBRANT NIGHTLIFE AND SECLUDED ISLAND ESCAPES. WITHOUT A DOUBT YOU’LL FIND YOUR PERFECT VACATION HERE!
In Puerto Rico, lodging options abound for all budgets and activities of interest for the traveller. You can find charming ‘Paradores’ or country inns endorsed by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company in rural and coastal towns. Others might explore camping in state forests grounds or ‘glamping’ in private estates to satisfy the quest for adventure and get up close with tropical landscape, flora and fauna.
For affluent travelers, luxury hotels with expansive golf courses and ocean views complete their perfect vacation spot. Luck hunters will rather venture in casino hotels mostly concentrated in the San Juan, Condado and Isla Verde Area. Additionally, Villas and Apartment rentals booked through websites have created lodging options in many places where hotel rooms weren’t enough to satisfy the demand of local and foreign visitors.
Most hotels and resorts throughout the Island have experienced partial all complete remodeling of their facilities after hurricanes Irma and María in 2017. The majority of the hotels are already open and livelier than ever. Experience the Island according to your budget and the activities you enjoy with some of these recommendations.
Luxury and Golf Resorts
St Regis Bahia Beach Resort
A short drive from the SJU airport takes you along road 66 passing the town of Río Grande into a scenic road with cattle farms and ancient trees that lined the road blooming with flowers in the summer months. The impressive main entrance of the St Regis Bahia welcomes you to a planned property around natural ponds featuring 139 guest rooms. Over 65% of the resort property is preserved as a natural sanctuary. A long white sand beach provides impressive views of El Yunque to the southeast. Lush gardens, ancient trees and simple architecture blend together creating a peaceful organic setting. Hotel amenities include an 18-hole golf course, spa, pool areas, beach club and two restaurants.
Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton Reserve
A 30 minutes drive from San Juan airport takes you to the town of Dorado. In the early 20th century, the Livingston Family purchased land for agricultural development. In the 1950’s the Rockefeller family acquired the property as a Caribbean vacation destination along with other properties in the Virgin Islands. Here in Puerto Rico they created the Dorado Beach Hotel and Golf Club, a visionary natural sanctuary that remains for the enjoyment of visitors today.
The Ritz Carlton was opened in 2012 with a complete revamp of the resort while preserving natural areas and low rise buildings. The property maintains perfect harmony with its beachfront setting suites and villas while boasting lavish gardens. Apart from world class golf, top activities include long walks along the beach. Learn to kitesurf, windsurf or go biking along the extensive trails of the property.
Restore energy with a tree house massage at the Spa Botánico. Pamper yourself and relax with the sounds of the leaves and the fresh breeze of the tropical trees. Other amenities include 2 pools, 3 spectacular golf courses and club house, a water park for all the family as well as a fitness center.
Hotel – San Juan
A luxury landmark dating back a century is the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. Located on Ashford Avenue next to ‘Ventana al Mar’ beach park. The Vanderbilt has been expanded and improved over time providing a modern and splendid experience in the best location on Condado. Enjoy the sounds of the Atlantic from the open air terraces and balconies. Discover world class cuisine featuring local ingredients taken to the next level in the 1919 Restaurant.
For Business Travelers
AC Hotels San Juan
The AC Hotel by Marriott San Juan Condado is a trendy, fully renovated hotel in the heart of Condado’s residential district. The hotel features a gym and pool in the rooftop perfect for winding down after a busy workday. Within the property there are two restaurants: Sobao, a bakery featuring sandwiches and pastries; and for dinner La Bodeguita features occasional live music, a wine bar and light plates.
Sheraton Convention Center
The Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino is the main place to stay in the Convention Center District. The hotel is located close to the entrance of San Juan Bay. On weekdays. cruise ships can be seen from fourth-floor Infinity Pool. The facilities include 481 rooms, 22 suites and 10 meeting rooms in 12 floors.Three full service restaurants, bars and lounges, world-class casino, and full-service spa cover provide all the amenities needed for any business group.
San Juan Water Beach Club Hotel
The San Juan Water Beach Club Hotel is just steps from one of Puerto Rico’s best urban beaches. The boutique hotel boast 80 guest rooms and suites with ocean front views, partial ocean views, and city views. The rooftop bar and restaurant is a hot spot for local residents and travellers. Wireless Internet service is available and complimentary throughout the hotel. On weekdays, Isla Verde beach is mostly empty. A fantastic place to end your workday watching the sunset or taking a quick dip in the ocean.
In Vieques and Culebra
In Vieques, there are over 300 villas and rooms for rent according to vacation websites. There are also several guest houses, B&Bs, and unique vacation rentals with incredible beachfront views and comfortable amenities. Among the top choices is Martineau Belle Playa, a very private and exclusive ocean front luxury villa with pool and gazebo, with views to the North part of Vieques.
Culebra’s Ensenada Honda Bay is an idyllic anchorage for sailors and boaters. For those preferring ‘terra firme’ vacation, Hillbay View Villas offer amazing views of the bay in a relaxed setting. The self catering villas can accommodate 4 or up to 6 guests. They offer equipped kitchenette with all the accessories to feel at home. A wonderful view from the breezy balconies and rooms with air conditioner provide for a comfortable stay.
Aleli Cottages on the West side of Culebra is a retreat with spectacular views to the Luis Peña Canal looking towards the Island of Puerto Rico. You will enjoy beautiful sunsets, bird watching and other relaxing activities. Head to nearby Tamarindo beach marine reserve for wonderful snorkeling.
In The West
The West area offers lodging alternatives for all budgets and interests. Some affordable hotels have rooms for families with children or a privacy retreat for couples. From Quebradillas to Añasco and Lajas, you will find affordable options in the West as you cruise the Island to stay and play like a local.
In Quebradillas, Hotel El Guajataca stands out by impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel has a restaurant, outdoor pool and a bar/lounge and a business center. Enjoy the pool and views from the 38 rooms with balconies or patios. Two landmarks to explore nearby area are the Guajataca State Forest and Jobos beach in Isabela. Both places are only 20 minutes away from the hotel.
Hotel Cielo Mar in Aguadilla has 72 rooms with single & double accommodation. Enjoy views of the West Coast, the Caribbean Sea and the Aguadilla Bay. The property a two pool suitable for kids and adults. Also, four event rooms can cater for social and corporate events for 10 to 300 people. Located on on Montemar Avenue less than three miles from Crash Boat beach, a great place to snorkel or jump from the remaining Navy pier.
In the beach town of Boquerón, part of the municipality of Cabo Rojo, Vistas de la Bahía Hotel is only 5 minutes to the town center and the Boquerón public beach. The 23 rooms include air-conditioner and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies or patios. There is a pool for guests where you can enjoy the view of the Boqueron Bay and the Wildlife Refuge. The hotel is only a 10-minute away drive from Buye Beach and 11 miles from Cabo Rojo Lighthouse and Playa Sucia.
In Aguada, Hotel Colombus and Atlantis Fresh Lobster Restaurant is located on Road 441, only 25 minutes to Aguadilla Rafael Hernandez Airport. It features comfortable rooms with air conditioner, pool and ocean view across the street. The restaurant, specializing in seafood and creole dishes, offers continental breakfast, lunch and dinner.
With 210 rooms on perched on a hill top property, Mayaguez Resort and Casino is one of the largest hotels in the West. Its convenient location is only 10 minutes from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus and Plaza Colón, the picturesque town center. The hotel’s main attraction is the River Pool Village, a favorite hangout place for families to spend all day. The facilities also include a restaurant, bar and three tennis courts.
In Lajas, Parguera Plaza Hotel is located on Road 304, right across the town square, close to the bioluminescent bay tour boats and dinghy rental docks. The facilities include pool and twenty five rooms with private baths, air-conditioning and Cable TV. The hotel’s private parking is convenient since there are many restaurant options that are walking distance from the hotel.
La Parguera is one of the favorite beach destinations in the West where you can swim waist deep in mangroves islets. There is also great snorkeling, scuba diving and kitesurfing due to calm and protected waters. The Parguera Natural Reserve diverse ecosystem includes, mangroves forests, bioluminescent lagoons, seagrass beds, and an extensive coral reef full of sea life.
Historic and Thematic Hotels
Ponce Plaza Hotel and Casino
The Ponce Plaza Hotel in Puerto Rico’s second largest city is steps from the cultural and economic center of the south. The historic facade dating from 1882 is a recognized landmark of Institute of Puerto Rican Culture. The boutique hotel features 69 comfortable rooms, a gourmet restaurant, a coffee shop with excellent breakfast and lounge. Right next door is the Casino de la Plaza to try your like and have drinks till late. Stroll around the beautiful Plaza de las Delicias, featuring la Catedral de la Virgen de Guadalupe and the old firehouse building in vivid red and black stripes.
Hotel El Convento
The original property dates back to 1651 when a convent for Carmelite nuns was established right across the San Juan Cathedral. In the 1960,s the building was restored and converted into a hotel. The central garden serves as meeting point, restaurant and lounge. Inside the 58 hotel rooms rooms, discover fascinating architecture, handcrafted furniture, marble bathrooms with modern fixtures and great views of historic Old San Juan.
Parador Hacienda Juanita
Revive the 19th century Golden era of coffee production at Parador Hacienda Juanita in Maricano. The hotel is 2,500 feet above sea level in a coffee-centered hacienda restored as a Hotel Parador. With 34 Newly restored rooms & suites, the facilities are suitable to relax and reconnect with the natural setting. One of the few pet friendly hotels on the Island, there is a doggy playground. Visit downtown Maricao, just 7 minutes in a winding road from the hotel, and travel back in time.