We love a Caribbean getaway, especially one that takes the stress out of travel and gets us into full-on vacation mode that much sooner. Puerto Rico is an awesome option. It’s brimming with sandy beaches, lush rainforests and mountains.
Old San Juan is a hub of history and culture. There are livelier areas like Condado with high-rise hotels, restaurants, bars and casinos. Resorts of all shapes sizes and service levels dot the north shore. Craving some peace and quiet? Ponder a less-trammeled part of Puerto Rico such as Guanica or steal away to the low-key island of Vieques.
Since it’s a U.S. territory, a trip to this sun-drenched island is considered domestic travel. Yep, that means no passport or having to deal with the Covid re-entry protocols to get back into the country. Just toss a few swimsuits and some SPF in your suitcase and go.