high season: November to April
low season: June to September
shoulder season: May, October
Weather InformationPuerto Rico experiences an endless summer, averaging 83 degrees year-round, and benefits from constant trade winds that help keep temperatures enjoyable. Humidity is consistently high, except during January through May. Rain is common throughout the year, with heavier amounts in the north coast, near San Juan. Hurricane season runs from August through October, but storms rarely occur.
Crowd InformationVisitor traffic peaks during March and April, when many North Americans escape the cold by visiting the island. The holidays bring very high tourist demand, as well as many cultural events and festivals, such as the famous music and dance event call Le Lo Lai Festival offered throughout the year.
Closure InformationBusinesses and government offices close on local holidays, election days, and U.S. holidays. Christmas, New Year's, and Easter are very big on the island.
When to SaveThe cheapest time to visit is during the summer off-season; however, since this is hurricane season in the Caribbean, there's a possible risk of rain or storms. The best deals are offered August through October.
When to BookDue to high supply, airfare to Puerto Rico is almost always reasonably priced. To be assured of the best available prices and availability during high season, book a minimum of two months out. During the low and shoulder seasons, deals can be found a week out at several hotel properties on the island. Also, as many cruise ships stop in Puerto Rico and travelers plan pre- and post-cruise stays, hotels in San Juan are in higher demand, so be sure to book ahead.
Information provided by the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau