Since Christopher Columbus first came ashore on its beautiful beaches in 1493, the world has been captivated by the charming island group known as Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico’s Caribbean location offers the visitor year-round warmth and sunlit days, pleasant evenings under a starlit sky. Boasting a wide variety of amenities-packed vacation rental homes, cottages, condos and villas that are affordably priced, Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, is a popular island getaway.
The geography of this compact paradise is quite diverse, with a coastline that ranges from smooth, sandy shores to dramatic outcrops of soaring cliffs. The interior of the main island of Puerto Rico has placid plains, rolling hills and a rainforest full of exotic wonder, El Yunque. For a change of pace, a short hop over to the islands of Culebra and Vieques is worthwhile. For vacationers looking for everything from gorgeous golf courses to glamorous nightlife, old architecture to nouveau cuisine, San Juan, the capital, and the nearby cities and towns of Puerto Rico have it all.
The city of San Juan has the best of both worlds, old and new. Evidence of its rich history and Spanish influence can be found throughout Old San Juan. San Cristobal Fort offers visitors a trip back in time to colonial days and a view of the blue Caribbean that seems to go on forever. Nearby, a short walk down cobblestone streets will reveal revered local eateries that feature fabulous flan (custard) and mouthwatering mofongo, a delightful dish made with seasoned, mashed plantain and filled with seafood, meat or vegetables. World-class restaurants featuring the latest in international cuisine, hot nightspots and retail shops showcasing the trendiest designer duds are close at hand.
Outdoor enthusiasts have endless options. Crystal-clear water and beautiful beaches are everywhere. The western end of Puerto Rico’s main island is home to Rincon, where surfing, snorkeling, parasailing, horseback riding, diving, deep sea fishing and whale watching are just a sampling of the invigorating activities to enjoy. Other must-see sights in the area include the Arecibo Observatory, the Bioluminescent Bay, Guánica Dry Forest Reserve and Camuy River Cave Park. For those who just want to sit back on the beach and relax, there are many safe and secluded areas where the only sounds around are birds chirping in the palm trees and the waves lapping up on the shore. Well-appointed, vacation rental properties in all areas of Puerto Rico offer value, comfort and convenience to the visitor. Whether on the beach or at the center of big-city activity, visitors will feel welcome in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico vacation rentals cater to travelers of all tastes and desires. Whether you want to be part of the hustle and bustle of the Spanish Caribbean nightlife and casinos or laze your days away on secluded beaches, Puerto Rico has something for everyone. Few Caribbean islands can offer such a variety of activities and possibilities.
Puerto Rico maintains its strong Spanish cultural heritage and old San Juan is vibrant with its colorful colonial architecture. Stroll through the quaint courtyards and shops and enjoy flavorful local restaurants. Browse through antique stores and art galleries and be amazed that you also have all of the conveniences of a cosmopolitan city at your fingertips, as Puerto Rico is a United States commonwealth.
Every form of recreation can be enjoyed here from golf, tennis, and hiking as well as surfing and water sports of every type. Puerto Rico vacation villas and homes allow visitors easy access to take advantage of all these opportunities as well as relax and enjoy its beautiful white sand beaches. For those interested in exploring the mountainous interior, El Yunque rainforest is a must. Hike and enjoy the variety of endemic tropical birds and plant life, as well as many enchanting waterfalls. Another must see for the adventure seeker is Rio Camuy Cave Park. Tour through the amazing underground cave trails and view stalactites and stalagmites and underground pools.
Puerto Rico also offers everything you would find in any major city. You can sample world class dining and visit fabulous resorts while enjoying your Puerto Rico vacation rental. Travelers get to experience the beauty of a vibrant Caribbean island with all the amenities of a well heeled tourist destination.
These Puerto Rico vacation rentals, villas and condos, are presented by their owners or agents. Please click on the links above, then contact them directly with your inquiries. Rates subject to change without notice until confirmed. Rates may or may not include extra charges like cleaning, taxes, holiday, or seasonal charges. Always verify details with the owner or manager of Puerto Rico vacation rentals and villas..
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