July 13, 2024
Unveiling 5 New Reasons Why You Should Visit Puerto Rico This Summer

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The idea of a place with dreamy Caribbean beaches where you can fly affordably without even needing a passport might sound too good to be true, but those who’ve been doing their due diligence this summer know that Puerto Rico promises all that and more; why else would millions of tourists flock to its sun-kissed shores every year?

Whether you’ve already been to the jaw-dropping island or are contemplating the best time to take that first trip, I’ve got the same piece of advice for you – missing out on Puerto Rico this summer would be a mistake.

Woman relaxing on a beach in Puerto Rico

Sure, you can enjoy San Juan’s old-timey charm and Culebra’s white-sanded beaches anytime, but these next couple of months are set to bring so much excitement, energy, and convenience to travelers that if you want to get the most out of your Puerto Rico experience, you’ll have to move fast.

Below, you’ll find everything you can look forward to this summer:

It’s Never Been Easier (Or Cheaper) To Fly To Puerto Rico

Frontier Airlines planeFrontier Airlines plane

Just about every airline under the sun has come out with new Puerto Rico routes this past year, with the latest being Frontier.

The ultra-low-cost carrier just launched a whopping 8 new routes from the U.S. to Puerto Rico, not only expanding the range of schedules and destinations but bringing some much-needed price competition, too.

Between that and the fact that JetBlue, American, and Spirit have also introduced new Puerto Rico flights within months of one another, round-trip tickets have dropped to a little over $70 this season, marking a new low.

Prices can always fluctuate, so be sure to snag a good deal if you see one!

Cruise Passengers Will Get A Huge Upgrade, Too

Cruise ship anchored in San Juan, Puerto RicoCruise ship anchored in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Though most of the millions of people who visited the Caribbean hub last year traveled by plane, there’s no denying just how big of a cruise destination Puerto Rico is, and if you, too, have a days-long voyage planned for this summer, you’ll be happy to learn that you’ll be getting a new upgrade as well.

The iconic San Juan Port is currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar upgrade, which will include better amenities, higher-trained staff, and iron-clad schedules that make delays and mix-ups all but impossible – your dream getaway just got a whole lot better!

New Hotels

Hotels in San Juan, Puerto RicoHotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico

OK, so you made it to Puerto Rico, what now?

If you’ve grown tired of the same ol’ hotels with nothing new or exciting to offer, you’ll be happy to learn that there’s no shortage of gorgeous places opening in the country this year, and there’s something for everyone, too.

Just take a look at the newly opened Mariott Hotel Rumbao – it promises the perfect mix of tried-and-true service techniques and modern amenities.

Similarly, Hilton is planning to double its Puerto Rico presence by 2025, so you can expect several new branches to pop up all over the island’s stunning coastline this summer.

Looking to give something new a try?

Why not book a night at La Botanica Hotel, Don Rafa Boutique Hotel & Residences, or The Looking Glass Hotel?

All are freshly opened and eager to make an impression.

New Restaurants

Woman enjoying a meal at a restaurantWoman enjoying a meal at a restaurant

No vacation is complete without a good meal, and with all the amazing restaurants opening in Puerto Rico this summer, that won’t be hard to find.

So, what’s worth adding to your itinerary?

Travelers right now are particularly excited about the Bayamón QDOBA and Dragon by Treviño, so if you find a free table in either, make sure to take it.

Events

Bartender making pina coladas at Caribe Hilton in Puerto RicoBartender making pina coladas at Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico

All the new openings are just a sliver of everything exciting Puerto Rico is offering this summer.

Don’t believe me?

Just take a look at the jam-packed event calendar here.

Your days here will be filled with walks to the San Juan Farmers Market, dreamy evenings in Ponce’s Plaza las Delicias, fun nights out during the iconic Pina Colada festival, tickets to major golf championships, and salsa classes in San Sebastian – if that doesn’t seem like the ultimate summer vacation to you, I don’t know what does.

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