The Afar Guide to
Puerto Rico

Close your eyes and imagine a tropical island where the sun paints a watercolor palette across the sky, birds and frogs sing you to sleep, and you wake to a turquoise-blue ocean at your fingertips. You sip water from a fresh coconut and snack on seafood-filled empanadillas. You’re envisioning the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico—the island of enchantment, with a rich cultural history and a geography begging to be explored. The wonders of this island can only be described by the phrase Puerto Rico lo hace mejor!

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Experience Puerto Rico like an AFAR Traveler.
Stay at an AFAR Collection Hotel

Essential Puerto Rico Facts to

know before you go

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Chelsea HarmsPuerto Rico Local Expert

Chelsea Harms is a marine scientist studying the invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans) in Puerto Rico. After moving to the island in 2011, she seized the opportunity to learn a new culture and embrace the island way-of-life. When she's not scuba diving on the beautiful reefs, she enjoys exploring the island through day trips and photographing its natural beauty. Chelsea also curates a blog dedicated to daily living inspired by nature: Sea, Field & Tribe.