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Top Attractions in Puerto Rico

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While visiting Puerto Rico's waterfalls, caves, and underground rivers; checking out its busy resort beaches and romantic secluded ones; wandering its rain forests, street festivals, and farmers markets, you'll fall in love with this happy island.
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501 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan may look, at first glance, like a few other charming cities built during the height of Spanish colonialism—Havana or Santo Domingo, for example—but what sets it apart is the extent to which its architectural infrastructure...
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204 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
Travelers who love beautiful, locally made souvenirs, and who are concerned about their ethical sourcing, will want to stop by this shop in Old San Juan. Its inventory is composed entirely of goods that are made by Puerto Rican artisans and...
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312 Calle San Francisco, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
San Juan may seem small for a capital city, but there’s no need to worry if you’re a night owl, thanks to the abundant nightlife options. Many hotels have live music and dancing, and the capital has plenty of clubs. Not sure where to...
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PR-191, Río Grande, 00745, Puerto Rico
Due to Hurricane Maria, El Yunque National Forest is currently closed. Please check the Forest Service website below for updates.

Few visitors to Puerto Rico leave without having visited El Yunque, the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. national...
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Bahía Bioluminiscente, Puerto Rico
Phosphorescence isn’t a phenomenon limited to Puerto Rico, but the island’s phosphorescent bays (there are three of them: one in Fajardo, one in La Parguera, and one on Vieques) are easily accessible with tour operators and...
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Carr. 987 Km 5.9 Las Croabas, Fajardo, 00738, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico’s nature conservancy, called Para la Naturaleza, recovers land and property that have historical and environmental significance, then restores and reopens them as spaces for public access and education. One such place is...
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Km. 27.7, PR-184, Cayey, 00736, Puerto Rico
There are several island spots where locals flock on weekends for favorite Puerto Rican fare. Love fried seafood? Head for roadside stands on the coastal road that runs through Piñones, or the west coast shacks in Joyuda. But if...
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Ponce, 00730, Puerto Rico
Ponce is Puerto Rico’s second-largest city and is nicknamed the "Pearl of the South." Life here seems to move at a slower pace than San Juan, and that’s the way locals like it. For them, there’s nothing better than an evening or...
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Sector El Vigia, Paseo De La Cruceta, Ponce, 00730, Puerto Rico
Castillo (castle) may be an overly generous descriptor for the former home of the Serrallés rum dynasty, but the estate is an impressive spread, especially if you buy a combination ticket that allows you to explore the grounds. Tour...
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Km 16.8, PR-123, Ponce, 00728, Puerto Rico
Love chocolate and coffee? If so, a visit to this nature-conservancy property will prove worthwhile. The former plantation, acquired by the conservancy, was turned into a historical site that’s open to the public....
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Ponce, Puerto Rico
One of Puerto Rico’s offshore islands, Caja de Muertos, or "Coffin Island" (so named for its shape), is an eight-mile boat ride from Ponce’s docks. Take a day to explore the area, which is a designated nature reserve with a lighthouse...
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2325 Boulevard Luis A. Ferré Aguayo, Ponce, 00717, Puerto Rico
San Juan is considered Puerto Rico’s hub for museums and artists, but Ponce’s Museo de Arte is certainly a cultural highlight on the southern coast of the island. Its collection, initiated by former governor Luís A....
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Ruta Panorámica, Puerto Rico
Many visitors to Puerto Rico confine themselves to San Juan or perhaps venture westward to the surf town of Rincón or to the outlying islands of Vieques and Culebra. If they head inland, it’s typically for specific attractions such as...
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Unnamed Road, Arecibo, Hatillo 00612, Puerto Rico
This woman-owned artisanal aged-cheese producer was on the front wave of what is an increasingly vibrant local food movement. Wanda Otero, a microbiologist, decided to start her business in part to offer Puerto Ricans an alternative to expensive...
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Guanica, 00653, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico’s El Yunque rain forest may be better known, but this small island has incredible geographic and botanical diversity beyond that park's boundaries. Exhibit A: the Dry Forest of Guánica. Less visited by travelers than...
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KM 2.0, Carretera 413 Ramal, Rincon, Rincón 00677, Puerto Rico
Nowhere in Puerto Rico is surfing more popular than Rincón. It’s so popular, in fact, that the town plays host to annual international surfing competitions. There are plenty of shops where you can get the surf report or sign up for...
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200 Avenida Marina View, Fajardo, 00738, Puerto Rico
Tropical sunsets figure prominently into many travelers’ vacation dreams, and in this regard, Puerto Rico doesn’t disappoint. Locals don’t tire of the spectacular golden hour, especially on the western coast, where the blazing...
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PR-155, Orocovis, 00720, Puerto Rico
Toroverde Adventure Park is home to Puerto Rico’s highest peak, which beckons hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts, including those who enjoy the adrenalin rush of zip-lining. It’s claimed that this is the longest zip line in the...
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Flamenco Beach, Flamenco, Culebra 00775, Puerto Rico
Vieques may get more airtime when it comes to promoting Puerto Rico’s offshore islands, but the other “little sister” island, Culebra, attracts visitors for its famous Playa Flamenco, which was once named a world's-best beach by...
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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
There are plenty of places around Puerto Rico where you can ride horses and the scenery is as varied as your imagination. You can gallop along a white- or golden-sand beach or take more leisurely jaunts through the mountain and interior regions of...