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A holiday on a Caribbean island is a popular dream for people of all ages. Puerto Rico, where English and Spanish are the two official languages and the US dollar is the national currency, can make that dream a reality. Colonised by the Spanish after its discovery by Christopher Columbus in 1493, the "Island of Enchantment" is a fantastically diverse holiday destination suitable for the whole family. And there are some amazing villas on the island, not to mention well-appointed apartments in towns such as San Juan, the main port. Holiday rentals in Puerto Rico are a great way of getting the most out of this exotic destination.
The island is great for kids thanks to the sheer amount of variety in things to do. Puerto Rico is an English-speaking holiday destination with its own rainforest, which is incredibly exciting, not to mention cave systems and beautiful beaches. Adults will enjoy these activities too, but you might be more interested in the "Cathedral of Rum" available at the Casa Bacardi Rum Distillery! And in addition to the beaches, there are also plenty of opportunities to go scuba-diving, surfing and indulge in all sorts of watersports. There are also around 23 golf courses on this island, many of which incorporate beach resorts as well, providing entertainment for all the family.
Self-catered accommodation gives you the opportunity to meet ordinary Puerto Ricans in everyday settings, such as when you are buying groceries and things, and gives you an extra insight into life on the Enchanted Island which you would be unable to glean simply from staying in a hotel, however luxurious! A family of four should be able to find a villa, complete with beach access and a swimming pool, for less than £1,000 a week, depending on the time of year that you are travelling. In addition to the cultural insight, you and your family will also relish the greater privacy and space - and a private swimming pool is also always good fun. Villas are scattered across the island, and you can find one near a town, on the coast, or even in the mountains according to your tastes. The apartments tend to be concentrated in resort areas, but you'll still generally have access to a communal pool - and they are a bit cheaper. Whichever option you take for your Puerto Rico holiday rentals, you will have an unforgettable trip in one of the most spectacular islands in the Caribbean.