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Overview Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is the smallest and most easterly of the Greater Antilles.  It is less than four hours flying time from New York and is part of the US commonwealth which means it has the wonderful advantage in that you don’t need a passport coming from the United States.

Puerto Rico offers a wonderful combination of stunning Caribbean scenery, pristine beaches and Latin flavour all with the added bonus of modern US infrastructure.  Puerto Rico is very mountainous inland with dense rain forests sweeping down to the Atlantic on the East and Caribbean Sea on the West.  There are more than 300 stunning beaches as well as golf courses, art galleries, incredible coral reefs, brilliant surfing, great hiking, caving, fishing, vibrant nightlife and excellent shopping; the island literally has it all.

There is much to explore in Puerto Rico.  The political and cultural capital of San Juan is very contemporary but with a beautifully preserved colonial core.  The El Yunque National Park is stunningly beautiful with lots to do including zip lining, trail riding and hiking.

Our Puerto Rico luxury villas are all located within the very prestigious and luxurious gated communities of Bahia Beach Rio Grande and Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.  Both have incredible facilities such as top championship golf courses on site, stunning beaches, spa, and water sports.  Our vacation rentals in Puerto Rico are all located either on the beach or very close to the beach.

Useful Information

Capital: San Juan

Language: Spanish

Time Difference: GMT/UTC - 4 hours

Currency: US Dollar

Puerto Rico Weather Guide

The weather in Puerto Rico falls into the tropical climatic zone. Temperatures are moderate year round, averaging near 80 °F (27 °C) in lower elevations and 70 °F (21 °C) in the mountains. Easterly trade winds pass across the island year round.

Puerto Rico has a rainy season which stretches from April into November. The mountains of the Cordillera Central are the main cause of the variations in the temperature and rainfall that occur over very short distances. The mountains can also cause wide variation in local wind speed and direction due to their sheltering and channeling effects adding to the climatic variation.

About a quarter of the annual rainfall for Puerto Rico, on average, occurs during tropical cyclones, which are more frequent during La Niña events.