What People Are Saying About Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's vibrant culture, friendly people, and diverse scenery make it a top destination in the Caribbean, but you don't have to take our word for it. Here are a few highlights of what visiting journalists have said about Puerto Rico recently. 

El Portal of El Yunque.

The beautiful El Portal Visitor Center is a great place to begin your journey into El Yunque.

Time Magazine

"The World's Greatest Places of 2023" 

"A more accessible rainforest"

The esteemed magazine ranked El Yunque National Forest in the town of Río Grande, as one of the greatest places in the world to visit in 2023.

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The colorful exterior of the Parque de Bombas museum in Ponce

The colorful Parque de Bombas museum in Ponce is a former firehouse. 

Travel Pulse

"Best Small Towns to Visit in Latin America in 2023"

"Ideal for touring its colonial architecture and extraordinary museums"

The travel website lists Ponce as an ideal town to visit if you are looking for rich history, culture, and can't-miss gastronomic experiences.

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A woman looks out over an expansive view of forested mountains

Plan a soul-refreshing escape to El Yunque National Forest.


"Popular Destinations — Caribbean"

"Puerto Rico offers the perfect balance of rum-soaked nightlife and tranquil retreat"

With historic towns, pristine beaches, and many natural marvels, it's no wonder the popular travel website showcased the Island as a top Caribbean destination for your dream tropical getaway.

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Old San Juan.

San Juan blends elements of the Old World with all the amenities of modern urban life.

Condé Nast Traveler

"The Most Colorful Places in the World"

"The colorful city of Old San Juan is an Instagram darling"

This prestigious publication listed the capital city as a colorful destination that will brighten up your getaway with its harmonious blend of Caribbean vibrant tones.

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A couple relaxes at Survival Beach in Aguadilla.

You won't regret hiking to Survival Beach in Aguadilla.


"25 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways for Couples"

"One of our favorite cities for couples"

Paradise is for lovers and Glamour knows it! The magazine named Puerto Rico a top spot for a romantic getaway.

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Work in full color influencer

Rich history and culture, exceptional food, and pristine beaches await you in Puerto Rico.

Travel + Leisure

"The 18 Cheapest Places to Travel in 2023"

"A short flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico, will put you smack-dab in one of America’s most tropical territories"

The popular travel website mentioned the Island as a top vacation spot for those looking to travel on a budget.

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Woman taing a picture in Old San Juan.

The Island is filled with picture-perfect tropical landscapes. 

Good Housekeeping

"20 Best Cheap Places to Travel in 2023"

"Since Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, visitors do not need a passport"

With stunning beaches, historic sites, and rainforests the Island was listed by this magazine as one of the best budget-friendly places to vacation.

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Playa Negra

Playa Negra, a rare black-sand beach located on the quaint tropical island of Vieques. 

Travel + Leisure

"29 Best Tropical Vacations Around the World"

"Art, culture, nightlife, and world-class beaches combine"

 Puerto Rico was selected as one of the best tropical vacation spots in the world.

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A couple poses by a boat

Every year, Puerto Rico celebrates PRIDE with two massive parades.

Lonely Planet

"8 great weekend getaways for couples in the USA"

"Best for LGBTIQ+ couples"

The website names San Juan one of the most welcoming destinations in Puerto Rico – and the entire Caribbean – for LGBTIQ+ couples and travelers.

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Group arriving in Culebra

Travelers can catch a quick flight to Culebra from SJU or Isla Grande airports.


"These Are the Top 2023 Spring Break Destinations, According to Google"

 "You are probably fantasizing about jetting off to a wondrously warm and tropical destination"

San Juan was ranked number one of the top trending flight destinations according to Google Flights.

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Couples enjoy the sunsets in Cabo Rojo

Cabo Rojo is known for breathtaking views and pristine, dramatic landscapes.

Travel Off Path

"These Are The Top 5 LGBTQ+ Destinations According To A New Study"

"IGLTA has this year’s travel convention on the Island"

Puerto Rico was selected as one of the best LGBTQ+ vacation destinations in the world.

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A woman ziplining over lush vegetation in Orocovis.

Fly down a zipline at Toro Verde Adventure Park in Puerto Rico's Central Mountains.

Fodor's Travel

"Top places to go in U.S. Territories in 2022"

"Get to the core of Puerto Rico in Orocovis"

The website names Orocovis as an under-the-radar town with plenty of outdoor activities and gastronomic offerings.

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Outside view of museum.

Museo de Arte y Diseño de Miramar is an art and design museum located in San Juan.

Best Life

"The 10 Best U.S. Art Museums That Should Be on Your Bucket List"

"The art isn't only on the interior"

All art lovers must visit the Museo de Arte y Diseño de Miramar (MADMi) to discover and learn more about Puerto Rican history, according to this website.

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Group of friends in a river.

The monumental rock formations at Cañón Blanco shape the river and provide the ideal setting for complete disconnection.

Trip Savvy

"15 Best Islands in the US"

"The island for you if you have a taste for historical sites and cultural calendars filled with spirited events"

Filled with historic towns, mouthwatering gastronomy, and beautiful natural scenery, it's no wonder Puerto Rico was listed as one of the best islands in the United States.  

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A woman relaxes in a stone bathtub at Spa Botanico.

A transformative wellness experience awaits at Spa Botánico at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

Good Housekeeping

"25 Best Wellness Hotels That Make It Easy to Feel Like Your Best Self"

"Choose from rejuvenating treatments that rely on local botanicals and indigenous ingredients"

The Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve was ranked as one of the best wellness hotels where you can indulge in relaxing experiences.

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