If you love sand, surf and lovely beaches then Puerto Rico just may be your dream destination. This remarkable island has long been a favorite destination for travelers from around the world, and when you make your first trip you will no doubt understand the appeal of Puerto Rico.
One of the most often cited benefits of the island is its tropical climate and its pleasant temperatures. Indeed the weather in Puerto Rico is most often perfect, with daytime temperatures ranging from 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Even when temperatures occasionally rise into the 90 degree range there is usually a cool breeze to make things comfortable.
Would be visitors to Puerto Rico will also be pleased to know that the island is quite easy to access. In fact the island of Puerto Rico is served by most of the major airlines, as well as a number of charter and specialty airlines. Finding a flight to this island paradise should not be a problem.
Those planning a trip to Puerto Rico should be aware, however, of the best time for a visit. Of course every visitor will have his or her own opinion about the optimal time to see the wonders of Puerto Rico, but the main tourist season runs from the middle of December through the middle of April. This is when winter weary travelers from northern climes flock to the sun, fun and warm temperatures of this beautiful island.
Those visiting in the off season, from late April through the fall, can still enjoy the beauty and charm of Puerto Rico, but they should be prepared for higher temperatures. During this part of the year it is not unusual for daytime temperatures to reach 90 degrees and above. Those who can stand the heat may be rewarded with fewer crowds and lower costs, making the off season a great time to visit this charming island destination.
No matter what time you visit Puerto Rico, there will be plenty of great things to see and do. The island is the perfect destination for active travelers, offering everything from golf and tennis to sailing, water skiing and fishing. Adventurous travelers can also enjoy long hikes, either along the island’s many beautiful beaches or further inland. Puerto Rico is home to some of the most unique and magnificent wildlife on the planet, making it a perfect getaway for bird watchers and other nature lovers.
Of course there is more to Puerto Rico than the great outdoors, and the island is also home to some wonderful cultural attractions. Chief among them is the Museo de Arte de Ponce. This magnificent museum is home to some of the best European and Latin American art in the region, and it is a must see for any art lover.
So whether you are looking for the best in outdoor recreation or the best in culture, why not consider Puerto Rico for your next getaway? This beautiful Caribbean island is accessible, affordable and most of all lots of fun. It is no wonder Puerto Rico continues to be such a popular destination for travelers around the world.
[ photo courtesy of Bulaclac Paruparu]