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The Best Deals for a Trip to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico: Our Favorite Passport-Free Destination in the Caribbean

Puerto Rico offers stunning beaches and tropical rainforests. This island in the Caribbean is a favorite of American travelers, due to its affordability of flights to get there and the fact that it's a US territory and a passport is not needed to enter the island. Below, you'll find a list of the best deals on flights to Puerto Rico, along with affordable vacation packages fit for a long weekend and weeklong trips, affordable Caribbean cruises, and budget-friendly hotels. We've also included top tips for your next trip to San Juan and beyond.

Arrival to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is considered a US territory, which means that US citizens and even residents do not need a passport to fly to the island. It also means that their main currency is US dollars (USD). Spanish is the main language of Puerto Rico. However, English is popularly spoken as well.

How to Get to Puerto Rico

Flying to Puerto Rico

Many US-based airlines offer direct flights to San Juan (SJU) or Ponce, Puerto Rico (PSE). You can find flights through budget airline Spirit for under $100 round trip from airports in south Florida. Full-service airlines like JetBlue, United, American, and Delta also often offer affordable flights in the $200s range.

Cruises that Dock in Puerto Rico

Many cruise lines that sail the Caribbean end up docking in Puerto Rico. It's important to note that if you decide to take a cruise and other Caribbean islands are offered as destinations that you do have a passport on hand.

Top Places to Visit in Puerto Rico

  • San Juan (the Capital)

  • El Yunque National Forest

  • Ponce

  • Rincón

  • Aguadillo

  • Cabo Rojo Salt Flats

Top Things to Do in Puerto Rico

  • Relax on Flamenco Beach, Culebra Island - Labeled one of the most beautiful beaches in the world

  • Go Bioluminescent Kayaking - In Fajardo Lagoon at night

  • Tour the Casa Bacardí rum distillery

  • Eat at La Casita Blanca - a famous restaurant with comforting Puerto Rican cuisine

  • Take a guided tour of the caves at Camuy River Cave Park.

Cuisines to Try While in Puerto Rico

Are you a foodie? Find below a list of great cuisines to try on your next visit to Puerto Rico. These dishes are an iconic part of Puerto Rican culture.

  • Asopao - A soup made with chicken or seafood, rice, and vegetables.

  • Lechón - Slow-roasted whole pig seasoned with garlic and salt, a staple at Puerto Rican get-togethers

  • Alcapurrias - A popular street food made with a mixture of yucca and green bananas, filled with beef, chicken, or seafood, and deep-fried.

  • Mofongo - A popular Puerto Rican dish made with mashed plantains, garlic, and pork cracklings, usually served with a variety of fillings like shrimp, chicken, or beef.

The Best Puerto Rico Vacation Packages

From long-weekend getaways to a weeklong sunny escape, below you'll find a great list of the best-value vacation packages for Puerto Rico