Tourism to Puerto Rico

Old Town San Juan from El Morro

Puerto Rico tourism is a huge business and is extremely important for the Puerto Rico economy. Around 5 million tourists visit the island of Puerto Rico per year. Most of these visitors from the the United States of America, however people from all around the world have enjoyed a vacation on this tropical island.

Around one third of visitors are passengers on cruise liners, with most big name cruise ship operators including Puerto Rico in their world journeys, much to the delight of passengers who are able to stop off here.

San Juan artsPuerto Rico is such a popular tourism destination due to its diverse culture and natural environment. People are attracted to its tropical features as well as its history and culture. Puerto Rico is also home to many concerts and sporting events, meaning there are a variety of tourists there all throughout the year.

Puerto Rico tourism is boosted by the fact that American citizens do not require a passport to enter. Obviously this attracts more visitors from the US as they do not need to go through the hassle of obtaining a passport before traveling. Asians, French, Mexicans and Spaniards make up a large number of other visitors to Puerto Rico.

Some of the most popular tourism destinations in Puerto Rico are Bayamón, Fajardo, Cabo Rojo, Aguadilla, San Juan, Rio Grande and the islands of Vieques and Culebra.

Luquillo Beach viewed from El Yunque National Rain ForestThe El Yunque National Rain Forest is a very popular tourism destination. It is located in Rio Grande and contains beautiful waterfalls and rocky rivers. This is a must see on your Puerto Rico vacation!

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is the main airport that serves Puerto Rico. There are several other smaller airports in Puerto Rico, but Luis Muñoz Marín is the main tourism airport for international travelers.

Puerto Rico tourism is thriving – and with good reason. This location has a lot to offer every sort of traveler.