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Puerto Rico Travel Guide

You’ve heard it for years: Puerto Rico delivers on classic Caribbean charm—swaying palms, colorful colonial architecture, ever-present rum drinks—and you don’t even need your passport to visit. But this isn’t your grandparents’ Puerto Rico. The island is changing, and fast. The devastation and resulting challenges wrought by hurricanes Irma and Maria kick-started a widespread, homegrown effort at recovery and rejuvenation that has only enhanced Puerto Rico's identity, lending it a new, self-assured energy. Ambitious young chefs, contemporary artists, and reggaeton’s biggest names right now (many of whom hail from PR) are injecting fresh dynamism into the island, and demanding the rest of the world pay attention. If you think this is just another island, think again. 

Plan Your Puerto Rico Trip

These New Rooftop Restaurants Are the Coolest Way to Enjoy San Juan’s Dining Scene
These eateries perched above the city were borne out of the pandemic and have become some of the hottest reservations in town.
How to Spend 72 Hours in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico's largest city is well on the road to recovery after the storms of 2017.


Bad Bunny's Guide to Puerto Rico
From vintage shops to casual seafood spots, the Grammy award-winning artist shares his go-to places on the island.
A Local’s Guide to Puerto Rico
Social innovator Isabel Rullán on her favorite secret spots around the island.
A Push for Food Sovereignty Is Evolving Puerto Ricans’ Relationship with the Land
Since Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Ricans have begun cultivating the island’s native crops—and reclaiming their food narrative in the process. 
17 Best Hotels in Puerto Rico
Whether you want a sprawling beach resort or a hidden jungle retreat.
What Travelers Should Understand About Puerto Rico's Statehood Vote 
This week, Puerto Rico voted in favor of becoming a state—but those who work in tourism aren't convinced that's best for the archipelago. 

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Style & Culture
On Location: How ‘The Resort’ Turns Puerto Rico Into the Riviera Maya
Lifting the curtain on the destinations behind the season’s most exciting new releases.
How Puerto Rico’s Chinchorro Food Stalls Are Preserving the Island’s Culinary Roots
The traditional snack shacks provide a place to gather, income for the local community—and great food and drink.
News & Advice
As Puerto Rico Prepares to Reopen, Residents Are Concerned
Since lockdown began, the rules have seemed to vary for locals and tourists. 
What Puerto Rico Has Lost
Author Jaquira Díaz on returning to her birthplace of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.