Puerto Rico offers 78 choices to live in from its 78 municipalities including the island of Vieques and Culebra. So here’s a roundup of 11 of the best places to live in Puerto Rico as of 2019.
San Juan – Puerto Rico’s capital and the largest city, San Juan has plenty to offer, sweeping ocean views, amazing beach fronts, the largest shopping mall in the Caribbean and exciting nightlife. As a tourist destination, San Juan is the most visited city in Puerto Rico. With plenty to see and do, San Juan offers access to different cultural backgrounds in one unique locality.
San Juan’s urban lifestyle appeals to many. It has several neighborhoods that have unique characteristics and benefits: Old San Juan, Condado, Hato Rey to name a few.
San Juan’s metropolitan region is made up of San Juan, Cataño, Toa Baja, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Trujillo Alto, Bayamón, Guaynabo, Caguas, and Carolina.
Amazing night life, food and shopping
Old San Juan – a neighborhood of San Juan, Old San Juan is encompassed by old colonial buildings, cobblestone streets and forts, Old San Juan is one of the most visited tourist areas on the island with shops, great dining and a lot of history.
One of the favorites among Act 20 & 22 residents in San Juan.
Old San Juan Properties
Condado – is a residential, business and tourist community located in San Juan. This beach community represents the mixture of influences from Miami Beach to Brazil. Upscale hotels, shopping, multi-million dollar properties, four-star restaurants, and some of the trendiest hot-spots in San Juan are the common denominator, and its allure is undeniably attractive for those who seek the pulse of the city yet with exclusivity of a prime ocean front address.
Properties here consist of ocean front condominiums, park side single family residences, and new constructed high rises. Condado Beach, with its dog walkers, private schools, bike paths and beautiful beaches, makes this area a place to see and be seen.
Ocean Park-Just east of Condado this area is a bit more residential with more single family homes. In between Condado and Isla Verde. With more and more restaurants opening on Calle Loiza, this neighborhood has a lot to offer.
Ocean Park Properties
Isla Verde– a District of Carolina located east of San Juan next to the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport above the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge. Isla Verde is the area just outside the capital of Puerto Rico that links with the college town of Río Piedras and the residential counterpart surroundings of Hato Rey which includes the neighborhoods of Baldrich and University Gardens revolving around Golden Mile’s financial district.
Home of the 2016 Best Urban Beach-Isla Verde Beach, this beautiful stretch beach (with 3 different beach zones: Pinegrove Beach, El Alambique Beach and Balneario de Carolina) is so unbelievably clean it’s hard to believe it’s urban at all. Great diversity of ocean front condominiums, upscale hotels, restaurants and nightlife.
Isla Verde Properties
Dorado – located in the Northern Coast of Puerto Rico, Dorado is a well known tourist destination woven with upscale neighborhoods, hotels and golf courses. Real estate is highly sought after in this area from people moving from the U.S. and South America.
Palmas Del Mar-In the south-east coast region of Humacao sits the luxury resort gated township of Palmas del Mar. Only 40 minutes from San Juan, situated on beautiful rolling hills that open straight into the Caribbean sea, Palmas del Mar, with over 45 residential lifestyle communities located within its gates, offers a host of resort amenities to its residential community. From Golf course haciendas, to ocean front condos and mountain top estates, the lifestyle here suites all levels of the international second home buyer.
Among these is Rancho Buena Vista, the most complete equestrian center in Puerto Rico, comprised of 64 stables, and offering an extensive network of trails and services for riders, and owners, of all levels.
The new Yacht Club is the only state-of-the-art Marina in the Caribbean linked to a complete resort community. Come aboard and reserve one of the 152 slips designed to serve yachts from 50 to 125 feet long. The Yacht Club is also designed with side tie mega-slips reserved for transient mega-yachts of up to 175 feet.
Palmas Del Mar Properties
Bahia Beach-Situated on 483 gated acres of lush maritime forest on Puerto Rico’s idyllic Northeast coast Bahia Beach offers an unparalleled tropical experience. Bahia is a place where elegance and unspoiled natural beauty coexist in total harmony. It is a place that provides bliss and adventure in equal measure.
A world-class beachside resort and luxury residential community located in Rio Grande near the base of the iconic El Yunque National Forest and a short drive from San Juan.
Bahia Beach Properties
West Coast-which includes a few smaller cities like Rincon, Aguadilla, and Aguada, has a more laid back vibe. It’s a welcoming atmosphere that ‘typical expats’ looking to escape the 9-5 routine enjoy. The surfing is world-class and the sunsets are gorgeous.