On the go puerto rico: The Island of Puerto Rico

When’s the Best Time to Visit Puerto Rico in 2022?


Updated November 20, 2022

Honestly, the best time to visit Puerto Rico depends on you. The island is fantastic all year round! Whatever experience you’re chasing, here’s what you need to know about the weather, price differences, festival dates, and more. 

No matter when you go to Puerto Rico work with an island local to plan your trip. Our locals in Puerto Rico will design a safe trip away from the crowds—full of up-to-date info you might not find online. Learn more.

«Linelly helped us beyond anything we could’ve planned ourselves. Everything she suggested for us was spot-on, and I feel we got the best experience by following a local’s guidance.»

—Kate, Recent Traveler

Table Of Contents

  • The best time to visit Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico and the COVID pandemic
  • What to know about hurricanes
  • Perks of traveling in the offseason
  • Puerto Rico festivals
  • When to enjoy Puerto Rico’s beaches
  • Seasonal attractions in Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rican foods
  • Book excursions in advance
  • Is Puerto Rico safe?

When is the best time to visit Puerto Rico?

Condado beach | Cristian Escobar/Unsplash

Puerto Rico is pretty fantastic to visit all year round. Temperatures on the coast average 85°F, cooling off by a few degrees the closer you get to the central mountain—so it’s super easy to plan a trip year-round.

Most people chose to visit in the winter—Puerto Rico’s sunny weather provides a perfect escape. But the best time to visit may be in the springtime when the peak season crowds have subsided, hotel prices have lowered, and the weather is mild. 

Puerto Rico’s rainy season lasts from May to October, which seems like a long time—but the showers usually don’t last more than 30 minutes. Since the sun shines nine hours a day, the ocean waters are almost always perfect swimming temperatures (81°F).

What about the COVID pandemic?

Most COVID restrictions have been lifted in Puerto Rico. Travelers from the US don’t need any documentation — it’s similar to traveling between states. 

Masks are recommended anywhere you can’t guarantee the vaccination status of those around you and on public transportation but are not required. Keep in mind that Individual businesses can implement their own masking and vaccine rules, so be prepared by packing masks and your vaccination card. 

What kind of traveler are you?

Let’s face it. People want different things when they travel. Rather than spending hours sifting through blogs and top 10 lists written by people who may have totally different interests than you, why not start by sharing a little about what’s important to you when exploring a new destination?

Select your travel preferences below and let a local take it from there. Your personalized guidebook to Puerto Rico is just a few clicks away.

We know what you’re thinking—but hurricanes are only likely from June to November

Hurricanes are common in the tropics, and Puerto Rico isn’t immune. Hurricane season lasts from June to November.

The good news is that your odds of experiencing a hurricane are extremely low. Although Puerto Rico was hit hard by category 4 Hurricane Maria in 2017, the last time the island experienced a storm that severe was in 1931. The most recent hurricane to hit the island, Hurricane Fiona, made landfall as a category one storm. And while it caused significant damage, it was far less than Hurricane Maria. 

Parts of Puerto Rico are still recovering from Hurricane Fiona, but much of the island is open and is safe to visit right now. For more information, check out our Puerto Rico tourism update. Or, better yet, talk to one of our travel planners in Puerto Rico.

You can save money on travel during the offseason

Puerto Rico’s tourist season is divided into two parts—peak (December to May) and off-peak (June to November).

Off-peak season is a little rainier, but not by much. So, if you’re trying to take a cheap trip to Puerto Rico, it’s definitely a good time to go. Plus, traveling during the offpeak season also means you can check out the best places to visit in Puerto Rico with fewer crowds.

Locals tell us that you’ll find cool things to do in Puerto Rico all year round, and traveling in the offseason is a great opportunity to get some local advice. Our trip planners tell us that you can enjoy weekly events like Rincon’s farmers’ market all year. 

Massive festivals occur at least once a month in major cities.

Puerto Rico has a fantastic festival calendar. Best of all, locals tell us you can enjoy most festivals for free.

From San Juan’s Culinary Fest in August to the islandwide Three Kings’ Day in January, the odds are that you’ll be able to celebrate Puerto Rican holidays with friendly locals. Benefit from local insights—our trip planners can build your Puerto Rico itinerary around a fiesta or two.

Local Tip:

 Fiestas patronales are religious festivals of patron saints that occur year-round, complete with lots of dancing, drinking, and feasting.

Work with a local to plan your trip.

See a side most people miss.

Want a beach to yourself? Visit in November or December

Puerto Rico’s beaches are beautiful—and the world knows it. If you’re headed to popular vacation spots like Culebra or Rincon, locals suggest going in November or December (right before peak season) for lighter crowds. You can also find some great deals on PR’s best places to stay during the winter season.

Some of Puerto Rico’s most incredible natural wonders are seasonal

Cueva Ventana | 975311/Pixabay

Locals advise that some things to do in Puerto Rico have seasonal availability.

For example, you’ll only be able to see sea turtles nesting in Rincon and Cabo Rojo from April to June, and hiking through the massive Camuy Caves is most pleasant in the summer (caves are chilly, and Puerto Rico is hot, hot, hot).

Whatever your reason to travel to Puerto Rico, getting some local insight as you plan can be valuable—our trip planners will let you know about their most beloved seasonal attractions!

You can enjoy delicious traditional foods all year round

The island’s amazing food is by far one of the best parts of traveling to Puerto Rico. Locals rave about the selection of slow-roasted pork, fried plantains, and piña coladas—not to mention incredible locally-grown coffee.  

When it comes to food, you definitely don’t want to travel blind. Our trip planners will let you know about farmers’ markets, locally-loved restaurants, and which dish to order first.

Incredible excursions are available year-round—but book in advance

Puerto Rico is packed with fantastic activities—locals rave that the island offers opportunities for snorkeling, scuba diving, coffee tasting, tubing, hiking, and more. When browsing tours, keep two key things in mind: (1) is the tour guide legit (Puerto Rico is really safe, but it’s always good to make sure ), and (2) if the tour should be booked in advance.

When you have a local plan your trip, they can help with questions like these.

Local Tip:

The Spoon Food Tour in San Juan is fun and free. It focuses on locally-owned restaurants that prioritize local ingredients. 

Puerto Rico is safe to visit

San Juan | Tatiana Rodriguez/Unsplash

As with the majority of heavily-traveled areas, Puerto Rico’s main issue is petty theft (think pickpocketing). Locals say that by using your street smarts and being aware of your surroundings—especially around tourist attractions—you’ll be absolutely fine. PR is a great destination for solo female travelers and even young families—crime-wise, the island is actually safer than many US states.

Still have questions about travel to Puerto Rico?

Why not ask someone who lives there? ViaHero connects you with a local to help plan your trip. They’ll create a guidebook based on your personal travel style.

You’ll see a unique side of a destination and travel independently—all while saving time and money in the planning process. Find a local today.

Looking for more info?

GO Puerto Rico Shuttle Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Reservations and Fare Quotes


What We’re Doing to

Ensure Your Safety

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I find my transportation at the airport?

Our Meet and Greet staff will meet you at the baggage claim area holding a sign with your name or one that reads “GO Puerto Rico Shuttle”.

How do we pay for the services?

You may pay with your credit card using our web reservation system.

Do your drivers speak English?

Yes. All our drivers are fluent in English and Spanish.

Share Ride vs. Private Ride

Share Ride as the word entails is sharing a ride with other passengers that are going to a similar destination as you are. Private Transportation is when you arrive at the airport & pick up your bags you’ll be escorted to your vehicle where you’ll immediately head to your destination.

Are your vehicles air-conditioned & smoke free?

Yes. All our vehicles are air condition & smoke free.

If my plane is delayed how will you know this?

We will monitor your flight. Do not worry.

Do you have Shuttle vans stationed at the airport?

No we don’t, Reservation should be made at least 24 hour prior to your arrival or departure. The port Authority contrary to other Airports does not permit share rides to be stationed at the Airport.

How many people does a share ride van hold?

It is designed for 10 passengers, but we don’t fit more then 8 passengers.

What currency is used in Puerto Rico?

The U.S. Dollar, Puerto Rico is a U.S commonwealth.

Do you offer additional services?

Yes. We provide sightseeing tours and special activities upon request.

Do you have handicapped vehicles available?

Our wheelchair accessible vehicles have capacity for 4-10 passenger including luggage. Without luggage, the capacity of the vehicle is for 6-21 passengers.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be made within the 24 hour period before your pick-up time in order to receive a refund for the amount paid online. Service fees are not refundable.Unannounced cancellations or “no shows” will be charged the full amount of the fare. If extraordinary circumstances occur, Puerto Rico Shuttle will not be held responsible for any missed flights or additional costs. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we understand some situations require more flexibility. Cancellations can be made by calling our offices or visiting our website.

Sergei Panov: «It would have been easier to meet with Puerto Rico during the championship» — Basketball

Nizhny Novgorod general manager Sergei Panov believes that the Russian national team will have a difficult opening game of the World Cup, but the Puerto Rico team is tough for the Russians.

“It’s always bad luck with an opponent for the first match, because it’s hard to start. There will be psychological pressure, but the Puerto Rico team is tough for us, it is possible and necessary to beat them. But it is always difficult to play with them, because they have three or four people of a very high level, but, of course, Puerto Rico’s bench is weaker. Probably, it would be easier to meet with them during the championship, when the strength of the leaders will be a little exhausted, but I think it makes no sense to complain about the draw,” Panov said in an interview with GZT.ru.

    Related content

    Top news

    • Premier League. Women. MBA defeated Sparta & K, UMMC hosts Yenisey and other matches We are working on slowing down his speed.” 1
    • Luka Doncic broke Dallas’ 39-year-old record. He scores 20+ points in 35 consecutive games 1
    • Demarcus Cousins: “Chris Paul is not in the top 5 point guards of all time. Westbrook deserves it more» 21
    • Euroleague. Crvena Zvezda — AC Milan, Zalgiris vs Real Madrid and other matches
    • Kyrie Irving is «maximally involved» in the affairs of the team after serving the suspension 5
    • Lakers interested in Kyle Kuzma’s return 11

    show more

    My team news

    Choose your favorite team

    Choose your sportFootballHockeyBasketballBiathlonBoxing/MMAFormula 1Tennis


    • Lakers offered Beverly, Nunn and a protected 1st round pick for Bojan Bogdanovic
    • Eddie Johnson laughed at Patrick Beverley
    • TopNews»> Bulls are not negotiating a contract extension with Nikola Vucevic
    • Indiana are interested in John Collins
    • Orlando scored 50 points in the first quarter of the match with Atlanta 3
    • Alessandro Gentile will continue his career in the Italian second division
    • Video «How could you come to Rose’s wedding and miss mine?». Joaquim Noah interrupted Tom Thibodeau’s press conference 2
    • On Wednesday, December 14, NBA teams had the highest performance in history for a 10-game day 4
    • TopNews»> Patrick Beverly in the event of a trade would like to return to Minnesota 5
    • Jordi Fernandez became the 1st Spanish coach to lead an NBA team. He replaced sent off Mike Brown 1
    • Luka Mitrovic has recovered from injury and can play with Milan
    • Nizhny Novgorod sent Stepan Gontar to Kupol-Rodniki on loan
    • Video Hornets pay tribute to Paul Silas before game 1
    • Video Jaylen Brunson and Bol Bol are in the Top 10 NBA Game Moments December 14 3
    • Video Kawhi Lenard was upset when he was replaced before the end of the game
    • TopNews»> Video Mike Brown pounced on the referee and was sent off in the match with Toronto other news am 9NBA. Mitchell’s 34 points helped Cleveland win on the road against Dallas, the Clippers were stronger than the Minnesota and other results Orlando basketball players congratulated Bol Bol on a good game against the Hawks 5
    • Video Julius Randle sends a draft in the last attack of regular time against the Bulls 2
    • Video Luka Doncic makes a beautiful pass from behind in the aisle
    • 2 show more

      News archive

      Sergei Panov: «It would be easier to meet with Puerto Rico during the championship» — Basketball a difficult opening game of the World Cup awaits, but the Puerto Rico team is tough for the Russians.

      “It’s always bad luck with an opponent for the first match, because it’s hard to start. There will be psychological pressure, but the Puerto Rico team is tough for us, it is possible and necessary to beat them. But it is always difficult to play with them, because they have three or four people of a very high level, but, of course, Puerto Rico’s bench is weaker. Probably, it would be easier to meet with them during the championship, when the strength of the leaders will be a little exhausted, but I think it makes no sense to complain about the draw,” Panov said in an interview with GZT.ru.

      • Basketball
      • Russian team
      • Puerto-riko team
      • Sergey Panov
      • World Cup-2010

      Read Basketball News

      HM-2010, 13:05

      HM-2010. The Russian team flew to Turkey


      David Blatt: «I can’t guarantee Khryapa’s participation in the match against Puerto Rico»


      Both in sorrow and in joy


      Presidents are not enough for you


      World Cup 2010.

Добавить комментарий

Ваш адрес email не будет опубликован. Обязательные поля помечены *