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. 

Aerial shot of Isla Verde

Isla Verde's golden-sand shores are framed with tall palm trees, hotels, restaurants, and shops.

USA Today

"Find your dream beach in the Caribbean: Guide to the 10 best spots"

"Isla Verde is a great option for sunseekers who want to stay in the city."

USA Today readers chose Isla Verde as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, offering the perfect blend of beachfront relaxation and city excitement.

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A group of friends walk toward the iconic military tank at Flamenco Beach in Culebra, Puerto Rico.

The tanks of Flamenco Beach are some of the most photo-worthy sights in Puerto Rico.

CNN Travel

"Where to go in 2024: The best places to visit"

"Puerto Rico is large and makes for a great island escape."

With its pristine beaches and abundant outdoor activities, Culebra offers the perfect getaway within your lively island vacation.

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A man stands on a wooden platform overlooking the Central Mountains at a vacation rental in Puerto Rico.

A getaway to the Central Mountains of Puerto Rico is sure to replenish the soul.


"Slow Travel Will Be Big in 2024, Here's Where to Do It"

"Our list is filled with destinations perfect for slower experiential trips."

Thrillist listed the municipality of Maunabo among the 50 best places for slow travel in 2024. 

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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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