Puerto Rico is where the easygoing Caribbean collides with the slick efficiency of modern America over syncopated Latin rhythms and rose-tinted tropical sunsets. The result is a colorful, diverse and culturally unique island that is often as confusing as it is cosmopolitan. Hip, funky restaurants nestle next to 15th-century Spanish forts; sprawling concrete shopping malls encroach upon the fecund tropical rainforests; and glitzy casinos lie juxtaposed against some of the most stunning beaches, caves and offshore coral reefs in the Caribbean.
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Round trip airfare sampler*
|Baltimore - $325||Denver - $395|
|Boston - $325||Houston - $425|
|Chicago - $360||Los Angeles - $475|
|Dallas - $475||New York City - $315|
*Approximate roundtrip coach fares to San Juan obtained in July 2012.