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.
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During these winter months, you may find a San Juan hotel for 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 crowds at this time of year, and Puerto Rico's already pleasant weather really pulls out the stops; average highs are in the low 80s.
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 $150 a night. You'll want to note that June is normally the hottest month on the island, but it's also a time to enjoy one of greater San Juan's best events: The SoFo Culinary Week when Calle Fortaleza (South Fortaleza Street) becomes an outdoor street fair with tasting booths.
Temperatures sneak into the high 80s during the summer, and there's also a chance of hurricanes. But in this official offseason the hotels offer the best deals. Plus, fewer crowds during this season mean you won't have to fight as hard for a spot at the pool and restaurant reservations are easy to nail down. If you're willing to take the gamble on a hurricane season visit, you (or rather, your wallet) will be rewarded.
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 $130 a night; if you're willing to forgo the ocean view, prices might even dip to $80 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.
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