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Puerto Rico is the perfect island getaway. Sandy beaches, palm trees and tropical breezes make it a favorite for the sun and surf crowd. Rugged mountains and verdant rainforest attract adventure travelers, and lavish oceanside hotels embrace vacationers who crave romance and luxury.

As diverse as its landscapes are the cultures of Puerto Rico. Four hundred years of Spanish heritage has left its mark, giving the island an Old World elegance. African influences abound in the islands color, music, and cuisine, and everywhere you see the lasting influence of the indigenous Taino people far beyond ancient ruins and petroglyphs. Discover it all with the best of Puerto Rico or pick and choose your experiences with day trips from San Juan.

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Travel Maps of Puerto Rico

Download free, printable maps of Puerto Rico for your personal use.

Currently available from the pages of our travel guides are more than twenty free planning maps of Puerto Rico. These maps cover all the major regional destinations of interest to travelers including San Juan, Cordillera Central, Vieques and Culebra, and each of the coastal regions.

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Get Inspired With Our Most Recent Puerto Rico Articles

From hip, bustling San Juan to the natural beauty of protected coves, mangrove lagoons, and mountain streams to strolling cobblestone streets lined with rainbow-hued buildings and the drift of tropical music on the air, discover the spectacular bounty of Puerto Rico. Here are our four most recent articles to get you started or you can browse all Puerto Rico content.

A barred gate covers the entrace to Capilla del Cristo chapel in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Historic Churches in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Old San Jan is the cultural center of Puerto Rico. Many of the island’s must-see sights are in Old San Juan; among them are these beautiful and beloved old churches. One is the second-oldest in the western hemisphere, another has two origin stories, both a tragic and triumphant version, and one is a truly excellent example of 16th-century Spanish Gothic architecture.

Ocean waves meet petrified sand dunes at Cueva del Indio, on Puerto Rico's northern shore.

Spending Time in Manatí

For years most visitors to Puerto Rico blew right past the town of Manatí on their way west from San Juan to attractions in Arecibo or the west coast. Though the town of Manatí proper isn’t much of a draw, the surrounding area is home to excellent scenic drives, beautiful treasures of nature, a quiet preserve with quite a bit of history, and plenty of outdoor activities.

The Casa Armstrong Poventud was built in Ponce in 1899. Photo © Suzanne Van Atten.

The History of Ponce, Puerto Rico

Ponce’s rich cultural life gave birth in the mid-1800s to a unique form of romantic classical music called danza, and from there the good times kept rolling. By the turn of the 20th century, the tides began to turn for Ponce, leading to struggles that continue to today; lately, things are looking up. Learn about Ponce’s truly colorful history and the city’s revitalization.

The canal in Dewey, Culebra. Photo © Suzanne Van Atten.

Discover Culebra

As laid-back as Vieques is, it’s practically Las Vegas compared to Culebra. Culebra has yet to be discovered by the tourism industry, but experienced divers know it as one of the best diving spots in the Caribbean. Home to 1,568 acres of land preserved as a National Wildlife Refuge and one of the last vestiges of pre-tourism Puerto Rico, visitors are advised to embrace the island’s quirky inconveniences and sleepy pace of life to fully appreciate its many rare charms.