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Puerto Rico is a popular choice if you’re looking for great beaches and the chance to practice your Spanish! The cheapest tickets to Puerto Rico are with no-frills airlines, which take-off from departure cities across the US.
Due to Puerto Rico’s popularity, it can be hard to find flights at the right price unless you plan and book ahead. Holidays like Christmas, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Easter and Thanksgiving are peak tourist season so book your flights to Puerto Rico at least 4-5 months in advance.
A flight to Puerto Rico from New York takes just less than 4 hours.
Puerto Rico is just a hop, skip and a jump from the US and its endless sandy beaches and tropical rain forests have made it a mainstay in the vacation brochures. Whether you’re after a beach trip, an active break hiking through rain forests or you want to brush up on your Spanish, Puerto Rico will certainly satisfy.
El Yunque Rainforest: A trip to El Yunque is a must. The trail, waterfalls, scenic views and endangered wildlife will certainly give you plenty to Facebook about. You’ll hike past tree orchids, giant ferns and enjoy panoramic views of the entire northeast coast. It’s simply stunning.
La Mina Falls: Puerto Rica has some stunning waterfalls and this one is no exception, just a 30 minute walk from Palo Colorado. At the base is a stunning swimming hole, a great place for families.
Isla Desecheo: Located just 13 miles off the northwest coast of Puerto Rico, Desecheo is a must-visit if you love scuba diving and snorkeling. While the 1-square-mile island doesn’t offer much in terms of land, the waters surrounding it are unusually clear, with visibility to 45m! It’s one of the bet diving spots in the Caribbean.
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Puerto Rico hotels tend to be much better quality than elsewhere in the Caribbean but ratings are not as consistent as in the US. Prices are also more expensive, something to keep in mind if you’re traveling during peak season.