Puerto Rico

Group posing with plane

The group poses before boarding a plane for Vieques. Some trips we take a ferry instead of the plane – so check with me if you have a strong preference.

Puerto Rico offers beautiful tropical beaches, bioluminescent bays, amazing food, and much more! Besides enjoying Puerto Rico’s “mainland,” you’ll spend a couple days on the tiny island of Vieques with its biobay and secluded beaches.

Most U.S. cell phones work normally in Puerto Rico. If you don’t have a U.S. cell, or if your provider doesn’t cover Puerto Rico, let me know and I’ll give you a prepaid local cell.

Traveling to Puerto Rico in the off-season has pluses and minuses. I’ve had great experiences. Follow the link for my take on it, and figure out if the off-season is for you!


Prices are listed in U.S. dollars and do not include your flight to Puerto Rico. For a private tour, get in touch with me about pricing and scheduling.

Woman at the beach

Jackie enjoys a free day at the beach in Vieques.

July 19-27, 2014

Early bird pricing: $2385 single/$1965 double
(on or before February 15, 2014)
Regular pricing: $2585 single/$2165 double
Heads up:
This trip falls in the off-season. There’s an increased chance of wet weather, but storms tend to pass quickly.

October 18-26, 2014

Early bird pricing: $2385 single/$1965 double
(on or before May 15, 2014)
Regular pricing: $2595 single/$2175 double
Heads up:
This trip falls late in the off-season. There’s an increased chance of wet weather, but storms tend to pass quickly. Our local friends in tourism say this is the best time of year to go – just as the wet season is winding down and before tourist season has begun.

cemetery and fort in Old San Juan

In Old San Juan, the cemetery sits along the water, next to the Morro fort.

Your tour includes:

  • a stay in historic Old San Juan, where traditional and trendy live together in dubious harmony
  • sampling the area’s typical foods, such as limberes (frozen treats named after Charles Lindbergh) and mofongo (plantain or yuca, mashed and often stuffed with meat)
  • a cooking demonstration featuring typical local foods
  • a visit to El Yunque rainforest, with its beautiful waterfalls and trails
  • three nights in Vieques, where we’ll slow down our pace and relax on the beach
  • an evening in Puerto Rico’s best biobay
  • airport transportation, air or water transport between San Juan and Vieques, 3 breakfasts, and 9 lunches/dinners


Aerial view of San Juan

San Juan as seen from the flight to Vieques

  • This trip has a bit of built-in flexibility. For example, in Vieques, there’s a beach day, but you could use that day however you like. I’m happy to help you arrange any activities with local operators. (fishing, horseback riding, snorkeling, etc)
  • There are pros and cons to visiting Puerto Rico during the off-season, aka hurricane season. My friends in tourism recommend it, and my groups have never had a problem. Serious storms are historically very rare. But if one is forecast, I’ll cancel the tour. Trip insurance that covers weather conditions will protect your investment in airfare and other up-front trip expenses.
  • The tour description and draft itinerary may change based on availability, weather, and seasonal holidays or events.

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