Puerto Rico’s tropical islands, rainforests, mountains, canyons, and beaches will transform your life inside and out. The island’s thriving cultural centers offer live entertainment and delicious food to satisfy every appetite. Feed your soul with a quality of life that provides endless opportunities to experience nature and soak up culture.
In 2019, Condé Nast Traveler ranked Puerto Rico the #1 island in the Caribbean. Puerto Rico’s beaches are some of the most extraordinary in the world for diving, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, or just reading in the shade. On land, you can bike, horseback ride, or golf. Nearly 30 golf courses provide a place for any experience level. Land lovers can hike miles of trails and explore waterfalls in El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. Forest Service.
In Puerto Rico, you can find yourself in new adventures every day. Zipline through high forest canopies, rappel into deep caves, and paddle at night through bright bioluminescent bays. Discovering what you love is part of the adventure.
Puerto Rico’s culture is a lively mix of Taíno, African, and Spanish influences. This fusion is felt in almost every aspect of Puerto Rican life: the cuisine, arts and crafts, music, and traditional festivals. Museums and cultural centers feature European classics and Afro-Caribbean sculpture. The architecture blends traditional colonial styles with a bright palette of colors. The island’s music and dance scene brings together instruments, rhythms, and sounds from eras and places as distant from each other as 18th century West Africa and medieval Spain.
The yearly calendar is full of mesmerizing cultural events, such as the Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián that marks the end of Christmas, or the legendary Festival Casals, founded in 1956 to bring the best classical musicians to the island. In Puerto Rico, you can’t help being influenced by living among the diversity of tastes, sounds, and sights that make up the history and culture of the island.
Puerto Rico features world-class shopping centers, and pop-up shops and boutiques provide unique collections that highlight Puerto Rican creativity. Similarly, an eclectic restaurant scene features a wide range of fine dining and local, casual fare. If a culture is best understood through its food, Puerto Rico offers a rich lifetime of learning. And when the sun goes down, San Juan’s dance clubs are filled with everything from DJs to live salsa.
The common phrase “spice of life” rings true in Puerto Rico. The culture and overall energy from the beaches to the city to the interior mountain ranges are infused in everyday life.