Image: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Brennan Linsley  /  AP
A family explores the seaside walls of El Morro Fort, as a passing rain shower creates a rainbow as seen from Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
updated 1/8/2007 12:52:31 PM ET 2007-01-08T17:52:31

At Wind Chimes Inn
Families like this hotel not only because of the accommodations and the affordable prices, but also because they can prepare meals here, cutting down on food costs.

Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort
This is an affordable option, and the kids will enjoy the Bananas Ice Cream Parlour, the game room, and Kids' Club activities for ages 3 through 11. Summer family packages can save you money and usually include coupons for pizza and banana sundaes.

Hampton Inn
For families seeking the kind of lodging values found on the mainland, this new hotel is highly desirable, as many of its rooms have two double beds. There's also a beautiful swimming pool in a tropical setting. Suites have microwaves and refrigerators.

Wyndham Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino
For the family seeking an upmarket resort with lots of facilities, this is the best choice along the Condado. Its Camp Taíno is guided by experts and occupies children under 12 throughout the day for a fee.

Wyndham El San Juan Hotel & Casino
This hotel, although expensive, offers more programs for children than any other hotel in Puerto Rico. Its supervised Kids' Klub provides daily activities -- ranging from face painting to swimming lessons -- for children 5 to 12 years of age.

Puerto Rico is one of the most family-friendly islands in the Caribbean, and many hotels offer family discounts. Programs for children are also offered at a number of hotels, including day and night camp activities and babysitting services. Trained counselors at these camps supervise children as young as 3 in activities ranging from nature hikes to tennis lessons, coconut carving, and sand-sculpture contests.

Teenagers can learn to hip-hop dance Latino-style with special salsa and merengue lessons, learn conversational Spanish, indulge in watersports, take Jeep excursions, or scuba-dive in some of the best diving locations in the world.

Children should love El Morro Fortress because it looks just like the castles they have seen on TV and at the movies. On a rocky promontory, El Morro is filled with dungeons and dank places and also has lofty lookout points for viewing San Juan Harbor.

Luis Muñoz Marín Park has the most popular children's playground in Puerto Rico. It's filled with landscaped grounds and recreational areas -- lots of room for fun in the sun.

For a complete listing of Frommer's-reviewed accommodations, visit our online hotels index. And, for a complete listing of Frommer's-reviewed attractions, visit our online attractions index.

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