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The Condado Ocean Club resort in San Juan. (Condado Ocean Club)

Getting from Austin to Puerto Rico is about to become much easier—and these resorts will ensure that you never want to leave.

Starting Oct. 7, American Airlines is becoming the first and only airline to offer direct flights from the Texas capital to San Juan—one of 14 new routes the airline is adding at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport this fall.

In San Juan, Austinites will have the opportunity to stay at one of a number of luxury resort offerings from The Condado Collection: the Condado Vanderbilt, La Concha Resort, and the Condado Ocean Club. Each property is set on or within walking distance of Condado Beach, a short drive from the Isla Grande Airport.

For a spa getaway: The Condado Vanderbilt

Relaxing is the name of the game at The Condado Vanderbilt. The resort boasts world class spa treatments, award-winning dining and unparalleled oceanfront views. Guests can enjoy an infinity pool and sundeck with a tanning and hydration specialist, along with fine dining at 1919, where Michelin Star-rated Executive Chef Juan José Cuevas offers guests a "true epicurean masterpiece."

For a party: La Concha Resort

Dance the night away from morning to night at La Concha Resort. Enjoy a live DJ and poolside beats after brunch from Friday-Sunday at The Loft Beachfront, club life at resort club Fifty Eight. And don't miss out on the on-property Casino del Mar. And when you're ready to rejuvenate after a weekend of partying, the property offers outdoor oceanfront mindfulness sessions, wine yoga every day at 5 o'clock, and more.

A romantic getaway: Condado Ocean Club

You and yours can head to the heart of the Condado district, San Juan's chic and vibrant beach town for a mix of fun and relaxation. With an oceanfront pool featuring poolside cabanas, bottle service and live DJs, there's no way you'll want to leave this place. This Club is full of good eats and treats, including from Jade, that offers Japanese whiskeys and cocktails that pair perfectly with the Japanese-inspired tapas menu.


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