Paradores and Small Inns
For travelers interested in more intimate accommodations that showcase the hospitality and unique culture of the island, there are several types to consider. At these places, you’ll typically find family-owned properties eager to share their love of the island (and delicious food) with guests.
In Puerto Rico, there is a network of 13 family-owned hotels located outside the metropolitan area of San Juan known as paradores. These properties highlight the history, gastronomy, and cultural diversity of the island while emphasizing the roots of the boricua hospitality and offering affordable rates.
The paradores offer the value resort-like amenities at a smaller scale and nearby some of the best attractions on the island. It creates the perfect setting for fun-filled family travels, destination weddings, and friendly getaways.
You can find award-winning paradores on the island, near pristine beaches with excellent and cozy service and top-notch breakfast. You can be close to places like Guánica’s Dry Forest, Playuela beach, the salt flats, and wildlife reserves where you can hike, snorkel, paddleboard, birdwatch, and more.
For more options that are slightly off-the-beaten-path, consider staying at one of the island’s small inns, which strike a balance between the size and intimacy of the bed and breakfasts with some of the amenities of the paradores. There are several top-rated small inns in Puerto Rico, including beachfront properties in San Juan where you can get away from the crowds and experience true local vibes near the heart of the city. Or, on the west coast, relax comfortably and enjoy the best sunsets on the island in Rincón.
To find the property that’s right for you, keep scrolling to find business listings for local lodging options throughout the island.