A lot of visitors to Puerto Rico simply stay in San Juan or Old San Juan, but the island of Puerto Rico is very diverse and should be explored (time allowing).  With a little over a week, start by staying in Old San Juan for three days or so. Then rent a car at Charlie's, and drive East. Stopping in Fajardo can be a great jumping off point to travel to either Culebra or Vieques to go to a beach for a day, the rainforest (which is awesome), and the nature reserve.  After three-four days there, drive West and go through the mountainous region and then to the Caves.  Complete the trip by staying in San Juan for one day (very near the airport). When it was over, you will have really experienced Puerto Rico, not just the main city or old city. 

Traveling around Puerto Rico is easy and safe. Planning your next visit or trip? Go to www.travelandsports.com with official information on what to do or see. In this website you will find information, such as:

  • International airports -One airport is located in Isla Verde (Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport) and a second one is located in Aguadilla (Punta Borinquen). 
  • Ports - One major port at San Juan, plus the ones in Mayagüez and Ponce. If you are arriving by cruise ship and are interested in seeing the more of Puerto Rico,  Puerto RIco Cruise Excursions offers tours specifically designed to work with your cruise ship arrival and departure times.
  • Car rentals - Major and local car rental companies are located in San Juan and Mayagüez. You can rent a car and drive safely around the mainland of Puerto Rico.
  • You can also explore beyond the shore with a tour package or just drive and join guided tours.
  • Porta del Sol - a brand name for the west region of Puerto Rico. You will find information on www.gotoportadelsol.com.