Puerto Rico Travel Guide
With abundant history and culture, extraordinary food, unspoiled beaches, magnificent mountains, combining relaxation and adventure, this sun-kissed Caribbean paradise really has everything you need for your island vacation.
Dining in Puerto Rico
The distinctive spice that characterizes Afro-Caribbean cuisine can be found on menus all over the island. Many restaurants around Puerto Rico also offer various dishes inspired by Asian, Latin-American, and European cuisine that still highlight creole ingredients, a wonderful blend for your Puerto Rican dining experience.
Make sure you sample staple local dishes such as mofongo, made of deep-fried green plantains; tostones, double deep-fried plantain wheels; and lechón, a slowly spit-roasted pork dish with juicy meat and crispy skin.
Attractions in Puerto Rico
Beautiful colonial architecture, year-round sunshine, charming attractions, scrumptious food, and friendly inhabitants make this Caribbean island a cherished destination for many.
Wander the 500 year old cobblestone streets of Old San Juan and soak up the atmosphere, taking in landmarks such as El Morro, Castillo San Cristóbal, Cuartel de Ballajá, and La Fortaleza.
Just one hour drive in your rental car from San Juan is El Yunque Rainforest – home to more than 240 types of trees and native species like the coquí frog; the forest spans 28,000 acres that includes 25 waterfalls, several rivers, and ancient petroglyphs of Taíno deities.
A must-see for any trip to Puerto Rico is the bioluminescent bays. These rare ecosystems where tiny organisms called dinoflagellates produce a beautiful “glow-in-the-dark” effect when stimulated by movement. There are only five ecosystems in the world where the concentration of these organisms is high enough to be deemed bioluminescent bays, and Puerto Rico is home to three of them!
Puerto Rico Driving Routes
Driving rules in Puerto Rico are virtually the same as in the USA, driving on the right side of the road. Road conditions are generally good, although there might be some potholes here and there. Roads with double digits (like Route 18 and Route 66) are either newer main roads or toll roads. Take a road trip in your Puerto Rico car rental around the east coast to visit stunning beaches, lush rainforest, and quaint food stalls.
Puerto Rico Car Rental