Down south in Puerto Rico is a totally different climate from that of the west coast. Instead of beaches, here is arid desert land (just over the hill behind the lush rice fields of this picture). Cacti dominate, the breeze is warm, and it rains intermittently.
But every now and then during the fall/winter wet season, you catch a glimpse of color as the fields turn green and the hills hide behind clouds and mist.
Every inch of Puerto Rico is unique and enticing—rain forests, dry forests, beaches, caves, waterfalls, mountains, valleys, underground cave rivers, desert, and reefs. Go explore every corner and, I promise, you will experience something different in each area.