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FREE Puerto Rico Travel Guide for Food Lovers

Updated: Jun 11, 2022

In this Puerto Rico travel guide for food lovers, you’ll discover first-hand tips on what to do, how to get around, and most importantly, some incredibly delicious food you don’t want to miss in Puerto Rico.

From traditional Puerto Rican food to flavorful criolla food, Puerto Rico is a country that will reward any food lover.

This is a comprehensive, Free Travel Guide for Food Lovers so its extensive but you can read the shorter version, TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN PUERTO RICO IN 2022.

And one more thing, many of the restaurants and attractions listed in this guide are plotted on my map of Puerto Rico.

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Arriving and Leaving

If you fly into Puerto Rico, you will likely land at the main international airport, which is officially known as Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport or also known as San Juan Airport.

There are direct flights from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Hartford, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Newark, New York (JFK), Boston, Chicago (ORD), Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Raleigh-Durham, Pittsburgh, Austin, Buffalo, and St. Louis. to San Juan is usually between three to four hours.

The San Juan airport is located about 13 kilometers or 15-minutes ride from Old San Juan.

Getting From the Airport to the City

It all depends on what location you are staying in and how much baggage you have which should determine how you get from the airport to your destination... Read More

Puerto Rico Visa

United States citizens and permanent residents don't need a passport to travel to Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands. However, the Real ID Act will be in effect as of May 2023, so verify if your state is compliant with these laws because otherwise, you may need a passport to travel. Travelers from other countries visiting Puerto Rico have the same visa and passport requirements that would apply if visiting the mainland United States.


Puerto Rico is a popular Caribbean tourist destination and there is a full range of accommodation you can choose – all the way from budget hostels and apartment rentals to five-star boutique hotels.

In this section of this Puerto Rico travel guide, I have arranged it by popular types of accommodation and areas of town (because location is one of the most crucial factors in choosing a place to stay). And with each type of I have shared a few hotels and places to consider... Read More

Puerto Rican Food

When you think about Puerto Rico, the “Caribbean Vibes” is something that might come to mind. What I think really shapes Puerto Rican cuisine, as well as restaurants you’ll find in San Juan, is the unique blend of Spanish, African, Taino, and American influences. Indigenous seasonings and ingredients such as... Read More

Restaurants in San Juan

San Juan has a great variety of food options that include everything from local Puerto Rican family run restaurants to farm-to-table fine dining that. This travel guide was curated through the research and development phase where we visited many eateries. This list of restaurants and bars tested high on quality of food, quality of ingredients, sanitization practices, friendly staffing, originality, and consistency of excellence in overall customers relations. Like many restaurants and bars in Puerto Rico, Isla Culebra, and Isla Vieques, prices are higher than states and their menus changes almost on a daily basis due to availability and weather. However, even in dining, we all need a little luck to discover that next thing and here is a good start! . . . Read More

Bars in San Juan

If you like to celebrate in the street in true Boricua fashion, visit La Placita de Santurce near Old San Juan and dance the night away. La Placita transforms into a hot outdoor club by night, complete with booming live music, great restaurants, and late-night bars. For bar hoppers, these are the locations to be in: La Placita, Calle Loiza, Old San Juan, and La Perla (we recommend you go with a local friend). Here are so hip bars that serve the best cocktails in San Juan! . . . Read More

Restaurants In Culebra Island

Due to its small size, there are not many restaurants on Isla Culebra and many businesses close of Sunday, Mondays, and Tuesdays or Holidays or the weather or they are going on vacation. Despite the limited options, we were able to find some amazing food . . . Read More

Restaurant In Vieques Island

Isla Vieques had many more restaurants to choose from but there were only one restaurant I would return to. I did not have the chance to visit the Blok Hotel restaurant so I did not include them in my recommendations. There were many italian, pizza, and traditional Puerto Rican restaurants on Vieques but service was slow, most items are not available, and lack of quality of ingredients. On the bright side, check out this amazing find! I wish we found this restaurant on our first day so we would not wasted so much money trying over-priced food, understandably so. . . Read More

Things To Do In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is popular vacation location for it water excursions, such as, bio bay kayaking and snorkeling to see their beautiful coral reefs. These excursion recommendations will take you to 3 islands and I will tell you how to do it and who to talk to. . . Read More

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Meet The Author

Thao Ho

“Travel with confidence.”

Greetings my fellow Culinary Travelers! Thank you for allowing us to be part of planning your upcoming vacation to Puerto Rico. This list is filled with small businesses that really need your support to continue growing and thriving as part of this massive ecosystem. I’m excited that you are here because, for me, it’s gratifying to connect like-minded people with good food. It is inspiring to break bread and share stories among strangers from all parts of the world, to make one moment happened. If you do end up visiting this establishments, say hello for me. Show them this page because you can’t forget this face and sassy attitude. We want to prepare you to travel with confidence because there are many adventures that awaits you in Puerto Rico. Salud!

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