Destination guide

Relaxation comes easy in Rio Lajas

Nestled inland, just a short drive from Puerto Rico's capital city of San Juan, Rio Lajas serves up a relaxed base for Caribbean vacations. Blissful days here are spent sipping cocktails on white sand beaches, exploring the island's lush green spaces and meandering along colorful colonial streets as you shop for souvenirs. Thinking about booking your Rio Lajas vacation rental to coincide with the winter months of mid-January through mid-March? Be sure to include a whale-watching trip in your adventures.

Things to do

Take a trip from your Rio Lajas rental

In nearby San Juan, a culture fix comes easy thanks to the city's 7-block old town, home to brightly-colored colonial buildings, open-top trolley tours and top attractions such as the Museum of the Sea. San Juan's modern side is best found along Isla Verde, a posh resort strip heaving with bars, clubs and casinos. If you've got younger travelers in tow and are looking to give them some serious material for their next "show and tell", head to the island's water parks. Los Chorritos de Manati and Water Spot are both easy to reach.

Activities

Hitting the beach in Rio Lajas

While some of the island's resorts lay claim to beautiful stretches of sand, there's plenty to go around here. Within easy reach of your Rio Lajas vacation rental, you'll find top spots such as Parchola and Kikita Beaches offer a quintessential scene of powder-soft sand, framed by palms and delightfully-turquoise waters. If a little time on the fairways is on the agenda, the Rio Bayamon and Fort Buchanan courses are both within swinging distance of the town's rentals. In the evenings, tours to Fajardo to the east offer the chance to kayak through the bioluminescent Laguna Grande.

Weather

Winter sun in Rio Lajas

The best of the weather in Puerto Rico graces the island over the winter season, bringing with it the highest rates for rentals in the area. If you're hoping to bag an affordable break, it's well worth looking at what's available between mid-April and June, a seasonal sweet spot with lower rental costs, fewer crowds and lovely spring weather. Deals are often enticing between August and November, though the advantage of any savings will need to be weighed up against the chance of encountering a Caribbean hurricane.

Natural features

Get back to nature in Rio Lajas

A diverse landscape awaits on the doorstep of your Rio Lajas vacation rental. From blonde beaches and lush forests to rugged coastline and ocean treasures, getting close to Mother Nature couldn't be easier. Tours can be a great way to see the best sights, among them the rainforests and waterfalls of El Yunque National Park and the deep, dark delights of the Rio Camuy Cave Park. For something a little different, the Arecibo Observatory offers a closer look at the stars and constellations in the skies above Puerto Rico

Where to stay around Río Lajas?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 132 vacation rentals near Río Lajas. From 43 Houses to 22 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Río Lajas for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Río Lajas?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Río Lajas:

  • Isla Verde: 256 vacation rentals
  • Condado: 254 vacation rentals
  • Old San Juan: 134 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Park: 215 vacation rentals
  • Dorado del Mar: 41 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Río Lajas?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Río Lajas. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Condado Beach: 948 vacation rentals
  • Dorado Del Mar: 846 vacation rentals
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 957 vacation rentals
  • Port of San Juan: 931 vacation rentals
  • Puerto Rico Premium Outlets: 196 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Río Lajas listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Río Lajas?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 43 Houses in Río Lajas. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Río Lajas include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 22 rentals available
  • Villas: 57 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Río Lajas?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 92 vacation rentals with pool available in Río Lajas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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