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San Juan Beach, Puerto Rico

San Juan Beach, Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico – A Caribbean paradise

Major Caribbean travel destination with luxury hotels

Puerto Rico is a tropical island with Caribbean beauty. It is a major Caribbean travel and vacation destinations. Puerto Rico is also a nation with world famous beauty and actress. The Puerto Rican beauty queen Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza was named Miss Universe 2006 over runner-up Miss Japan Kurara Chibana.

San Juan – One of Caribbean biggest natural harbor

Situated between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, and east of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico has total land area about 8,959 square kilometers, slightly less than three times the size of Rhode Island of the United States.

Puerto Rico is an important location along the Mona Passage – a key shipping lane to the Panama Canal; San Juan of Puerto Rico is one of the biggest and best natural harbors in the Caribbean. With tropical marine mild climate with little seasonal temperature variation, Puerto Rico is mostly mountains, with coastal plain belt in the north and sandy beaches along most coastal areas.

Map of Puerto Rico

Map of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico History and Population

Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has 3,620,897 (July 2014 estimate) population, including white (mostly Spanish origin) 75.8%, black/African American 12.4%, other 8.5% (includes American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, other Pacific Islander, and others), mixed 3.3%. Spanish and English are the official languages in Puerto Rico.

Populated for centuries by aboriginal peoples, the Puerto Rico Island was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1493 following Christopher Columbus’ second voyage to the Americas. In 1898, after 400 years of colonial rule, Puerto Rico was ceded to the US as a result of the Spanish-American War. Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917 and popularly elected governors have served since 1948. In 1952, a constitution was enacted providing for internal self-government. In plebiscites held in 1967, 1993, and 1998 voters chose not to alter the existing political status with the US, but the results of a 2012 vote left open the possibility of American statehood.

City Hall, San Juan, Puerto Rico

City Hall, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Tourism and Economics

Puerto Rico has one of the most dynamic economies in the Caribbean region. A diverse industrial sector has surpassed agriculture as the primary locus of economic activity and income. Encouraged by duty-free access to the US and by tax incentives, US firms have invested heavily in Puerto Rico since the 1950s. US minimum wage laws apply. Tourism has traditionally been an important source of income, with estimated arrivals of more than 3.6 million tourists in 2008. Puerto Rico uses US dollar as its currency.

Puerto Rico has modern telephone system integrated with that of the US by high-capacity submarine cable and Intelsat with high-speed data capability. Based on 2009 estimate, Puerto Rico has 1 million Internet users.

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Puerto Rico Open – PGA Tour Golf Tournament

The Puerto Rico Open is a PGA Tour professional golf tournament played at the Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico (previously the Coco Beach Golf & Country Club) every March.

Puerto Rico Top Travel Destinations

– San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, is a charming city situated along the north coast. With 16th century historic buildings, museums, colonial churches and mansions, San Juan is one of Puerto Rico’s major travel destinations.

– Ponce, Mayaguez, Rincon, Vieques

Some other travel destinations are Ponce, a city with fine art museum; Mayaguez, a place with botanical gardens; Rincon, a town with spectacular scenery; Vieques, a peaceful and relaxing island with rolling hills.

– El Yunque, Río Grande, Luquillo, Fajardo and more

El Yunque tropical forest and bird sanctuary, Río Grande, Luquillo, Fajardo, Seven Seas Beach, Las Croabas Beach, Cayo Santiago (monkeyisland), beautiful villages Patillas and Maunabo, Guayama are some other travel destinations and tourist attractions of Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico Luxury Hotels

As a tropical island with Caribbean beauty, Puerto Rico offers visitors many luxury hotels and resorts with spectacular scenery, oceanfront and sandy beaches, swimming pool, spa, sauna and fitness facility, and nearby historic and cultural attractions and museums.

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San Juan Hotels & Resorts

The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Hotel is located in Carolina, Puerto Rico. This beachfront resort is near Ocean Park. Additional attractions in the area include Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum.

There are 416 guestrooms at The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Hotel.

Dining options at The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility. The hotel’s full-service health spa has beauty services. This 5.0-star Puerto Rico hotel has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and a technology helpdesk. High-speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Carolina, San Juan hotel has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Business services, wedding services, limo/town car service, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional hotel amenities include a casino, a poolside bar, and valet parking.

Caribe Hilton San Juan Hotel

Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Caribe Hilton San Juan Hotel is located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This beachfront resort is close to Sixto Escobar Stadium and Fort San Jeronimo. Other attractions include San Juan Cathedral.

There are 910 guestrooms at Caribe Hilton San Juan Hotel. Balconies offer ocean, garden, or water views.

This San Juan hotel has a private beach.

Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Dining options at Caribe Hilton San Juan Hotel include 8 restaurants and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include 2 outdoor swimming pools. Also located on site are a children’s pool, a health club, a fitness facility, and tennis courts. Spa amenities include spa services, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and body treatments. This 4.0-star Puerto Rico hotel has a business center and offers small meeting rooms and audio-visual equipment. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This San Juan hotel has 19812 square meters of event space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and a ballroom. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional hotel amenities include a swim-up bar, a poolside bar, and a coffee shop/café. This is a smoke-free hotel.

The Condado Plaza Hilton Hotel

The Condado Plaza Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Condado Plaza Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Overlooking the Condado Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, The Condado Plaza Hilton Hotel of Puerto Rico offers easy access to beautiful beaches, an on-site casino and provides exceptional amenities, including several on-site dining options.

The Condado Plaza Hilton Hotel boasts an ideal location only steps from stunning beaches and an endless variety of recreational activities. Guests at the hotel can also easily explore historic landmarks, museums and shopping centers. The on-site tour desk can also help arrange area excursions and activities such as water sports.

With 3 on-site swimming pools, including a kid’s game room, a 24-hour fitness center and an on-site gift shop, there is something for everyone at The Condado Plaza Hilton Hotel. Guests can also take advantage of beachside hammocks, private in-room balconies and high-speed internet access.

Condado is a great choice for travelers interested in beach, relaxation and old town.

Fajardo Hotels & Resorts

El Conquistador Resort – A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

El Conquistador Resort – A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Fajardo, Puerto Rico

El Conquistador Resort – A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Fajardo, Puerto Rico

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El Conquistador Resort – A Waldorf Astoria Hotel is located in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. This beachfront resort is near El Conquistador Golf Course. Additional attractions in the area include Luquillo Beach.

There are 984 guestrooms at El San Juan Hotel & Casino, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Puerto Rico.

Dining options at El San Juan Hotel & Casino, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include a golf course. Also located on site are an outdoor pool, a fitness facility and tennis courts. There is a full-service health spa on site. This 4.0-star Puerto Rico has a business center and offers limo/town car service. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The hotel offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Concierge services and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional hotel amenities include a casino, a marina, and a swim-up bar.

Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Fajardo, Puerto Rico

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Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is located in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. This beachfront condominium resort is near El Conquistador Golf Course. Additional attractions in the area include Luquillo Beach.

There are 234 guestrooms at Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort.

Dining options at Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility. The hotel’s full-service health spa has beauty services. This 4.5-star Puerto Rico has a business center and offers audio-visual equipment. High-speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Fajardo hotel has event space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and exhibit space. The hotel offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional hotel amenities include a casino, a marina, and a swim-up bar.

Rio Grande Hotels & Resorts

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort Hotel, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort Hotel, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

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The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is a Rio Grande beachfront hotel located near Luquillo Beach.

There are 139 guestrooms at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort. Guestrooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Balconies offer ocean, pool, or garden views.

This Rio Grande resort hotel has a private beach. Dining options at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort – golf course, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort – golf course, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Recreational amenities include a golf course. Also located on site are an outdoor pool, a health club, a sauna, and a fitness facility. The hotel’s full-service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 5.0-star Puerto Rico resort hotel has a 24-hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and limo/town car service. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Rio Grande hotel has 6000 square feet of event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Wedding services, tour/ticket assistance, and translation services are available. Additional hotel amenities include a poolside bar, valet parking, and a concierge desk. This is a smoke-free resort hotel. A total renovation of this Puerto Rico resort was completed in November 2010.

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