Relax beneath palm trees, kayak through bioluminescent bays, or dance the night away to the sounds of salsa: Experience the Island of Enchantment with Moon Puerto Rico. Inside you'll find:
Flexible itineraries to visit the best of Puerto Rico in a week or less, including San Juan, the mountains, neighboring islands, and more
Strategic advice for beach-lovers, adventure travelers, honeymooners, and more, with the best beaches for surfing, swimming, snorkeling, and diving
The best spots for eco-friendly outdoor adventures like hiking, kayaking, and spelunking. Zipline over the lush jungle, hike through cloud forests, explore vast underground caves, learn how to surf, or spot iguanas on the wild island of Mona
Unique and authentic experiences: Visit a historic coffee hacienda, shop for hand-rolled cigars along San Juan's cobblestone streets, and savor a traditional lunch of mofongo. Visit ancient ceremonial bateyes and learn about Puerto Rico's indigenous Taíno communities. Enjoy an al fresco dinner in the warm tropical breeze and dance to bomba as the sun sets over the ocean
Insider insight from Suzanne Van Atten on how to experience the island like a local, respectfully engage with the culture, and support local businesses
Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
Up-to-date information on Puerto Rico's landscape, history, customs, and environmental changes
Handy tools including a Spanish phrasebook, driving directions, and travel tips for disability access, women travelers, traveling with children, travelers of color, and LGBTQ travelers
Experience the best of Puerto Rico with Moon's practical tips and local know-how.
Exploring the Caribbean? Check out Moon Dominican Republic, Moon Bahamas, or Moon Jamaica.
About Moon Travel Guides: Moon was founded in 1973 to empower independent, active, and conscious travel. We prioritize local businesses, outdoor recreation, and traveling strategically and sustainably. Moon Travel Guides are written by local, expert authors with great stories to tell—and they can't wait to share their favorite places with you.
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About the Author
Suzanne Van Atten has written about destinations throughout the United States, Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. She has barhopped in Barcelona, slept in a Jesuit monastery on the Amalfi coast, crewed a hot air balloon in New Mexico, gone white-water rafting in Tennessee, and gotten lost too many times to count.
Amidst all these travels, she always returns to Puerto Rico, a place she fell in love with when she lived there as a teenager. The country's rich culture, postcard-perfect beaches, lush tropical jungle, cobblestone streets, pastel colors, lively music, and the joie de vivre of its people colluded to seduce her. No matter how many times she returns, she always discovers something new and delightful.
Suzanne is a creative writing instructor, an editor for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and a Pushcart Prize-nominated essayist who's been published in the Gettysburg Review, The Chattahoochee Review, and Full Grown People.
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