8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
— 1 night
San Juan
— 2 nights


Isla de Vieques

— 4 nights

Isla Nena

For sixty years until 2003, most of the Isla de Vieques was closed off to the public, with the US Navy using the island's beaches and surrounding waters for drills and testing of new military machinery, such as bombs.
Get in touch with nature at Balneario Sun Bay and Playa Caracas. Visit Playa La Chiva and Playa Pata Prieta for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Vieques Classic Charter, stroll through Playa Media Luna, relax and rejuvenate at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip planning website.

Mexico City, Mexico to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mexico City to Isla de Vieques. When traveling from Mexico City in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Isla de Vieques, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours


— 1 night

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 22nd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zoni, then kick back and relax at Brava Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip maker app.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March in Culebra, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
On the 23rd (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and finally revel in the low prices at Coach Outlet Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Juan trip site.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.