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Best Times to Visit Puerto Rico

The best time to visit Puerto Rico is from mid-April to June, right after the busy winter season and just before the rainy summer. Spring weather is also very pleasant, barely escaping the mid-80s on most days. The island sees its best weather in winter – which is partly why this is the most crowded and expensive time to visit – but with careful planning you might uncover a pretty good discount during those months as well. You could also plan an enjoyable and affordable trip for the fall, when hotels can be as cheap as $80 a night. However, keep in mind a fall visit leaves you susceptible to the effects of Atlantic hurricane season. 

Weather in Puerto Rico

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December-March

During these winter months, you may find a San Juan hotel for slightly less than $100 a night – a rarity for a Caribbean island in its peak season – but you'll have plenty of company. You'll find more tourists at this time of year, as Puerto Rico's already pleasant weather really pulls out the stops: Average highs are in the low 80s. And if you love the holiday season (and don't mind higher room rates), Christmastime is great time to visit. Like other Hispanic cultures, Puerto Rico celebrates the season well into January.

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April-June

In the spring, the weather is still sunny and breezy, and the winter crowds have gone home. Even the four-star hotels begin advertising room rates at less than $200 a night. You'll want to note that June is one of the hottest on the island, but it's a great month for events. Several festivals are held throughout Puerto Rico.

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July-September

Temperatures sneak into the high 80s during the summer, and there's also a chance of hurricanes. But in this official offseason hotels offer some of the best deals. Plus, fewer tourist crowds during this season mean you won't have to fight as hard for a spot at the pool and restaurant reservations are easier to nail down. If you're willing to take the gamble on a hurricane season visit, you (or rather, your wallet) will be rewarded.

October-Mid-December

Fall in the tropics is ideal; particularly when you factor in the reasonable airfare and room rates for this time of year. You can stay at a resort on the beach for approximately $150 a night; if you're willing to forgo the ocean view, prices might even dip below $100 a night. Look for properties in beautiful Rincón, on the island's west coast; or try Carolina Beach, right in the heart of San Juan.

Popular Times to Visit Puerto Rico

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Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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