If you're itching for a beachfront, cultural vacation, look no further than the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Not needing a passport to visit this tropical getaway makes this an ideal location for short and long weekends alike. From Old San Juan to the dry rain forests in the south near Guanica, there's a place in Puerto Rico that'll suit everyone's vacationing style — and budget — especially with these flight, hotel, and vacation packages.
Let your vacation begin as soon as you book your trip to San Juan with JetBlue Airways, which offers discounted 1-way fares (from $46.80, a low by $53; expires May 28). Then drop your bags at the nearby San Juan Water & Beach Club Hotel where your 4-night stay (from $569, a low by $31; expires May 31) includes a daily complimentary breakfast. This hotel was named one of the five trendiest hotels in the Caribbean, and for good reason: Isla Verde beach provides the perfect backdrop to swanky white cocktail parties that draw the likes of Snoop Dogg, Benicio del Toro, and Kid Rock.
But since this is tu vacaciones, why not book yourself a vacation package? A 3-night hotel and flight package for two with a stay at the Caribe Hilton ($773.40, a low by $17; expires June 22) sounds like the start of a great trip, right? This 4-star hotel boasts 17 acres of lush, tropical gardens, waterfalls, and tropical bird sanctuaries, and is adjacent to a private beach. Even if nature isn't really your thing, we're sure you can enjoy the three-level outdoor infinity pool with swim up bar, the hotel's outdoor spa café, saunas, steam rooms, and relaxation lounges.
Perhaps a 4-night hotel and flight package for two at the El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (scroll down the page to see this offer; from $913.38, a low by $68; expires June 7) is more your speed. This 4-star, cliff-top resort sits 300 feet above the beaches where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet, and is an 8-minute boat ride to the resort's private Palomino Island. Make the most of your stay here by enjoying the vast outdoor playground that includes 7 outdoor pools, a water park with waterslides, lazy river, sundecks, cabanas, and 35-slip marina. Plus, there's an 18-hole golf course, spa, horseback riding, and tennis center for your time spent not afloat.
Have you already explored the streets of Old San Juan and eaten your fair share of mofongo? Then hop on this Celebrity Cruises 7-night Caribbean cruise for two bundled with a $100 onboard credit (from $$998, a low by $100; expires December 8). This week-long Caribbean adventure departs San Juan and makes stops in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Roseau, Dominica; St. George's, Grenada; and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
"La isla del encanto" ("the enchanted island") of Puerto Rico has much to be enjoyed. But if you've got a different Caribbean island on your vacation radar, be sure to check out our daily travel deals for other airfare, hotel, and vacation packages.
At the time of publication, these travel deals offered the lowest prices we could find. Deals may include blackout dates, additional taxes, and fees. Some of our prices may be based on mandatory double occupancy.
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