An all-inclusive vacation typically provides travelers with lodging, dining, entertainment or tours and some transportation, all for a flat fee. Depending on the particular vacation, alcoholic beverages, tips or optional extras may not fall under the set price. You could refer to these vacations as “inclusive,” with different packages covering costs to various degrees. In Puerto Rico, you can stay at an inclusive resort or take a tour of the island at a flat rate with all the details included.
Waterfall tours may be part of an inclusive vacation in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico isn’t the mecca for all-inclusive resorts that you’ll find on Jamaica and elsewhere in the Caribbean. However, you can still stay at a cushy resort without worrying too often about carrying around your wallet. The Copamarina is among the island’s few resorts to offer an all-inclusive package, which covers all meals, nightly entertainment, non-motorized water sports, room taxes, resort fees and unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, with the exception of premium brand liquors. The Conquistador, while not an all-inclusive resort, does offer a range of packages so you can pay in advance for a set list of amenities during your stay. For example, putting your family on the Caribbean Meal Plan takes care of full breakfast buffets plus four-course a la carte dinners at one of the resort’s various restaurants. Golfers can sign up for the golf package, giving them unlimited access to the greens.
A package tour includes all the major expenses, taking advantage of group rates to give you a lower rate than if you booked everything yourself. Note that package tours are not the same as guided tours. You needn’t travel around with a group of other tourists to get a package tour deal, an advantage to travelers preferring to mix with locals and avoid the crowds. Many airlines offer package tours that bundle together airfare, hotels and activities. For a quick search of companies offering package tours, consult TourScan, a database of some 10,000 Caribbean vacations.
For visitors preferring an extra measure of attention, escorted tours let you follow an informative group leader and travel in the company of other tourists. The price includes airfare, hotels, meals and all on-island transport and entrance fees. Puerto Rico Tours brings visitors to the rain forest, the Camuy caves and a Taíno Indian village. Backstage Partners focuses on adventure and nature, with activities such as deep-sea fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling.
Air and Hotel Packages
Even if you like to plan each of your activities entirely on your own, you still can save by making one inclusive purchase. Combining your air travel to Puerto Rico with your hotel room can make your money go much further. Contact a travel agency about air and hotel packages to Puerto Rico. For example, Apple Vacations offers package deals on popular Puerto Rico resorts such as the Inter-Continental, the Condado Plaza and El San Juan.
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