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The lively city of Puerto Rico Island awaits you

The area's live music and history are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Puerto Rico Island. This city's beaches, island views and seaside draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions like La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina and San Juan Gate. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Puerto Rico Island

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Puerto Rico Island a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Rio Bayamon Golf Course (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Dorado Del Mar (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Punto Verde (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Hipodromo Camarero (20.3 mi / 32.7 km)
  • Coamo Springs (24.7 mi / 39.7 km)
  • Berwind Country Club (25.9 mi / 41.7 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Puerto Rico Island

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, September, October, June and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Puerto Rico Island

Puerto Rico Island is famous for its island views, lush rainforest and tropical locale. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Puerto Rico Island is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Reserva Natural Playa Grande - El Paraiso (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Punta Salinas (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Balneario Manuel Morales (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Dorado Beach (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Luis Munoz Marin Park (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Parque Central Municipio de San Juan (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Puerto Rico Island

The nearest airport is in San Juan (SJU-Luis Munoz Marin Intl.), located 14.8 mi (23.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Ponce (PSE-Mercedita), which is 33.6 mi (54 km) away.

You can get around Puerto Rico Island by catching a ride on the metro at Bayamon Station, Deportivo Station or Jardines Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Puerto Rico?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,501 house rentals around Puerto Rico. From 387 Villas to 573 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Puerto Rico is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Puerto Rico?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Puerto Rico. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Isla Verde: 289 vacation rentals
  • Río Grande: 572 vacation rentals
  • San Juan: 475 vacation rentals
  • Condado: 263 vacation rentals
  • Rincón: 389 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Puerto Rico! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Puerto Rico?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Puerto Rico:

  • Río Grande: 572 rentals
  • Rincón: 389 rentals
  • Loíza: 1,141 rentals
  • Santurce: 740 rentals
  • Humacao: 216 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Puerto Rico?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Puerto Rico are:

  • Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU): 1,175 home rentals
  • Vieques Airport (VQS): 280 home rentals
  • Humacao (HUC): 669 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Puerto Rico?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Puerto Rico. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Buye Beach: 252 vacation homes
  • The Dive Shop Puerto Rico: 569 vacation homes
  • Flamenco Beach (Playa Flamenco): 258 vacation homes
  • Plaza las Americas: 986 vacation homes
  • Tamarindo Beach: 270 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Puerto Rico listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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