San Juan, the buzzy capital of modern Puerto Rico, is home to fantastic nightlife, fascinating museums and golden beaches. It’s also one of the oldest cities in the Americas, with a history dating back 500 years. Explore it from an all-inclusive resort or hotel that combines comfort with superb international restaurants, resort casinos and sports and spa facilities – book today with Culture Trip.
Do you like piña coladas? They’re a must-try at the Caribe Hilton, where the cocktail was invented in 1954. How about hanging out in a hammock under a palm tree? Head to this classic oceanfront resort if you’re in search of paradise. A beachy vibe runs throughout, and some suites feature sea-view balconies, so you can make the most of its location. Enjoy nearby marine adventures, including scuba diving and snorkelling, or practice your tennis on land.
Appreciate a retro vibe? DoubleTree by Hilton San Juan opts for mid-century furniture in its rooms and lauded restaurant. When you’re finished admiring the interior design, treat yourself with a trip to the on-site chocolatier, before heading out to discover local restaurants and bars in San Juan’s Condado neighbourhood. Other nearby attractions include the Puerto Rico Museum of Art, just a few minutes’ walk away.
Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino, in the heart of San Juan, is not far off utopia – a palm-lined infinity pool overlooks the golden sweep of San Juan Bay, while colourful rooms and suites with balconies overlook the sea. Head to the Zen Spa, where massages and wellness treatments are on offer in a peaceful environment, and try your luck at the hotel’s casino, which stays open into the small hours.
When San Juan’s scorching sun gets too much, you’ll appreciate this hotel’s outdoor pool overlooking a blue lagoon. Inside, the accommodation spans from modern studios to apartments, all featuring kitchenettes and dining areas so you can self-cater. Should you fancy a change of scene, the bars and restaurants of San Juan are all within easy reach.
In case you forget where you are (near to the family-friendly Isla Verde beach), this hotel reminds you of your surroundings with its cheerful blue, white and sand colour scheme. The outdoor pool, complete with a waterfall and palapa-thatched pool bar, is the heart of the hotel, while there’s a buzzing casino on-site and Central American cuisine on offer at El Patio Latin Bar Cafe.
Looking for somewhere different to stay? Book into one of the best beach hotels or read our comprehensive guide on resorts in Puerto Rico. For something extra special, you’ll want to check out these spa hotels – bookable on Culture Trip. To inspire your itinerary, we’ve compiled a guide on what to do with kids in Puerto Rico, or if you’re just starting your journey, discover the island’s best honeymoon resorts.
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.