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6 Reasons To Spend The Holidays In Puerto Rico

Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year, Kwanzaa… Do you need a reason to spend your holidays in Puerto Rico? If so, here are 6:

#1 Reason For Holidays In Puerto Rico: Ahhhhh The Beach

I don’t know if I need to say any more than this. But if you’re a beach lover and you want to escape the northern climates, Puerto Rico is perfect! The beauty of this island can not be beat. We have amazing beaches.


Luquillo Beach


#2 Reason For Holidays In Puerto Rico: The Weather

Are you tired of the snow? How about the freezing temperatures? Come to Puerto Rico to escape the cold. The temps in the winter here are terrific, 75°F to 83°F all the time. To add to the ambiance, the Christmas winds provide an amazing ocean breeze this time of year – absolutely lovely. December and January are my favorite months here! Have you ever seen Christmas palm trees? Why not do something different and spend your holidays in Puerto Rico?


Christmas Holidays In Puerto Rico


#3 Reason For Holidays In Puerto Rico: Party Time

Christmas is a time for partying in Puerto Rico. Everywhere you go, there is a party, get-together, or a celebration. Whether you want to drink, play and be merry, or you want to participate in a true Christmas celebration at a local church, you can find it here on the island. We are known for the Parrandas, and the fun and spirit is awesome. And, we do the fireworks for New Year – so, it can be quite an experience to watch them from the rooftop of a hotel (yes, lots of hotels have rooftop bars here) in San Juan.


Beach party



#4 Reason For Holidays In Puerto Rico: Travel Deals

Providing  you avoid the really popular holiday dates (like day or two before and after a holiday), you can get some amazing deals to Puerto Rico. I suggest you buy early to save the most $$ but even last minute travelers can get some great deals to Puerto Rico. For example, if you come here for a week over New Year, you can pay as low as $800/pp for flight and hotel for 7 days through Orbitz.com.! That’s a great deal.

Orbitz Worldwide Inc

#5 Reason For Holidays In Puerto Rico: The People

Obviously if you have family to visit on the island, that’s a great reason to visit but, escaping, family drama can also be a great reason. You can just leave them behind in the cold, while you’re enjoying the beach. Destination holiday vacations are also a great idea for the whole family, so you can plan a group trip.

Besides, if you want to meet some friendly locals, there is nowhere better than here in Puerto Rico.


Holidays In Puerto Rico


#6 Reason For Holidays In Puerto Rico: No Zika

As you probably realize by now, the Zika scare was completely over-hyped and ridiculous. Now that the Olympics have passed, somehow Zika is not an issue any more. The sensationalist media has really hurt Puerto Rico with its overblown reports about Zika. In reality, we’ve been here for 2 years and haven’t had a problem and neither have ANY of our friends. So hey, the lack of Zika is as good a reason to plan the holidays in Puerto Rico, as any..



So, there you have it. These are all great reason to fly out to the tropics and spend your holidays in Puerto Rico. What’s your reason for wanting to visit?



About Joanna

is a Polish American living in Arizona with her husband Tim. She is a founding partner of JTR Tech and she is proud to be a professional geek. She had dreamt of living abroad for many years. So, she and Tim created AbroadDreams.com to document the process of making their dream of moving abroad come true. They spent 2 years in Puerto Rico and several months in Spain and Poland. Now they are exploring the American Southwest.

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  1. Hi Joanna,

    We may be planning a family trip there this summer, with our two 16 year olds. Was just talking about it this am and found your post doing some research on PR.

    Since you live there, thought I would see if you have any suggestions on a good place to stay?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Dengue is also a huge issue in PR. Epidemic proportions yet we lived there for over 6 years and we were in the jungle, at the beach, everywhere and we still did not get it. That doesn’t mean its not an issue. I had many friends get deathly ill from it. There used to be a Dengue website in PR that would report the number of cases every week but it seems they no longer update that website. Zika may not make you very sick but it is so very dangerous to any woman who may have a baby.

  3. Uh Oh, I do have to comment on number 6. Zika. Zika is a huge issue and must not be taken lightly. Tens of thousands were getting Zika in PR. Last I read that up to 5% of babies born with Zika had serious problems. While it is true that in the dry season your less likely to get Zika it should not be dismissed. I see the dismissal of Zika in PR all the time yet I also see all the news reports about how bad it is.