Destination guide

You're never far from a beach in Puerto Real

The district of Puerto Real occupies a chunk of southern and central Vieques, a small island just off Puerto Rico. It matters little which Puerto Real vacation rental you choose, all give access to every corner of this paradisiacal island. It's encircled by some of the country's most beautiful beaches, making it easy to grab a secluded little spot on the sand. Other than the long list of water sports, including paddle boarding and jet skiing to take part in, you can also spot some fascinating critters in the Caribbean's largest wildlife reserve.

Things to do

Culture vultures love Puerto Real

Culture vultures shouldn't be worried when booking a Puerto Real vacation rental. Undoubtedly, its most historic claim to fame is Conde de Mirasol, the last fort the Spanish built in the Americas before Puerto Rico gained independence. If you swing by the attached museum, you can learn all about its past. To find out more about the country's natural history, a visit to the Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust to see the collection of exhibits isn't time wasted. You can always finish the day with a fresh catch at one of the waterfront restaurants.


Puerto Real is a watersport haven

This tiny Puerto Rican island punches well above its weight when it comes to water sports. What you can't do in the sea here isn't worth doing. If you nab a Puerto Real vacation rental, you can fill your days paddling around the bays or through the mangrove forests on sea kayaks, diving down to have close encounters with marine life, or getting your heart pumping by going full-throttle on jet skis while you bob across the water. The fun doesn't stop back on dry land, where you can hike along the island trails or saddle up to gallop along the beach.


Skip the winter blues at Puerto Real

Fancy skipping Christmas this year? Winter blues getting you down? If you've answered yes to either of these, consider booking up a Puerto Real vacation rental and hopping on a flight to the sunny shores of Vieques. While folks back home wrap up warm, you can bask on the beaches and work on topping up your tan. Between December and March, the weather is near perfect, but to save a few bucks on rentals, you can book up in spring, when the annual rains have yet to hit and the winter crowds have returned home.

Natural features

Watch nesting sea turtles in Puerto Real

You might not expect it, but this small Puerto Rican island is home to the one of the biggest wildlife sanctuaries in the Caribbean. The Vieques National Wildlife Refuge is made up of mangrove forests and coastal lagoons, occupying a vast swath of the island just west of your Puerto Real vacation rental. If you hop in your car and head for the park, you'll be rewarded with the sight of wild Paso Fino horses along the beach and if you come at the right time, you might even spot turtles burying their eggs in the sand.

How to get there

How to get to and around Puerto Real

The nearest airport is in Vieques (VQS-Antonio Rivera Rodriguez), located 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Culebra (CPX-Benjamin Rivera Noriega), which is 17.8 mi (28.7 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Puerto Real?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 189 vacation rentals near Puerto Real. From 101 Houses to 19 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 Puerto Real for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Puerto Real?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Puerto Real. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • United States: 547,317 vacation rentals
  • Puerto Rico: 2,386 vacation rentals
  • Culebra: 80 vacation rentals
  • Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa: 94 vacation rentals
  • Luquillo: 509 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Puerto Real! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Puerto Real?

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

  • Luquillo: 509 rentals
  • Fajardo: 453 rentals
  • Vieques: 192 rentals
  • Humacao: 181 rentals
  • Culebra Pueblo: 80 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Puerto Real?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Puerto Real are:

  • Culebra Airport (CPX): 271 vacation rentals
  • Vieques Airport (VQS): 285 vacation rentals
  • Diego Jimenez Torres Airport (FAJ): 804 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Puerto Real?

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

  • Luquillo Beach: 638 rentals
  • Luis Pena Island: 272 rentals
  • Flamenco Beach (Playa Flamenco): 258 rentals
  • El Conquistador Golf Course: 545 rentals
  • Black Sand Beach: 257 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Puerto Real listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.