The close proximity of Puerto Rico is just one of the many reasons American families choose the archipelago Caribbean island as a prime vacation destination. According to Frommer’s, tourists are generally safe in Puerto Rico, particularly in many of the tourist cities. An excellent option for families is to take advantage of an all-inclusive package, which relieves the hassle of planning their daily itinerary and leaves flexibility to enjoy quality time together.
In Puerto Rico, rates drop during the “shoulder” months of November and May.
Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa
Situated on 20 acres with a 1/2-mile beach along the Caribbean Sea is the Copamarina Beach Resort. Families can choose among 106 rooms, suites and a spacious 2,600-square-foot villa that can accommodate up to six guests. All accommodations feature an outdoor balcony with views of the garden and the Caribbean. In addition to the crescent beachfront, Copamarina has two kids’ pools, a playground and tennis and volleyball courts, and offers the use of kayaks, peddle boats and a Hobie Cat. Amenities for adults include two adult pools, Jacuzzis and a fitness room. The Copamarina’s Bodyderm Spa, in addition to standard beauty treatments, offers yoga and reiki. The knowledgeable concierge can arrange tours, from visits to the Bioluminescent Bay and UNESCO’s Dry Forest Reserve to birdwatching at the Yunque Rain Forest.
Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa
Road 333 Km 6.5, Cana Gorda
P.O. Box 805 Guanica, Puerto Rico 00653
The Villa Montana is located on a private three-mile beach surrounded by jungle in the serene northwest region of Puerto Rico in Porta del Sol. Families can select studio villas accommodating four guests or the expansive garden villa accommodating 10 guests. Each room is decorated in the warm hues of gold and terracotta reflective of Puerto Rico’s culture. Families can choose a package created by the resort or create their own package by including features like breakfast only or all meals. A climbing wall, a playground, skateboard lanes and tennis courts are just a few of the offerings for kids. Lessons in scuba, surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing are also available. The resort offers a wide variety of family day trips from “canyoneering” through the nearby canyons to zip-lining through the jungles.
Villa Montana Beach Resort
4466 KM 1.9 Interior
Isabela, Puerto Rico 00662
Royal Caribbean Cruise
The Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Sea makes a stop in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The kid-friendly ship features a climbing wall, a full-size boxing ring, a water park and a surf park where kids get the chance to ride waves in a simulated pool. Additionally, H20 Zone and Adventure Ocean are kids-only, supervised lounges offering activities, programs and games. Once in San Juan, families have a wide variety of excursions to choose from, such as a canopy tour, four-wheeling on an ATV, hiking through the Yunque rain forest or taking in the culture on a downtown tour of San Juan.
Royal Caribbean International
Corporate Guest Relations
1050 Caribbean Way
Miami, FL 33132
- “Puerto Rico”; Howard Gutner; 2009
- Family Travel: Family Vacations and Family Travel Ideas
- Embalse de San Juan. San MartÃn de Valdeiglesias. Madrid. EspaÃ±a image by ABUELO RAMIRO from Fotolia.com