Tourist Guide to Attractions & Places to Visit in Puerto Rico

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To experience why Puerto Rico is such a special destination, please take the time to read our attractions guide

laces to Visit & Attractions in Puerto Rico Guide

Puerto Rico, the smallest island in the Greater Antilles, is often described as “The Land of a Thousand Blessings”.  The diversity of attractions, and great places to visit, are among the top reasons Puerto Rico is one of the top destinations in the Caribbean. You could drive around the entire island in a day, but if you were to stop in order to explore all it’s natural treasures, it would take you over a year to see them all.

The great diversity of attractions, fun things to do, and points of interest around the island, gives Puerto Rico an unfair advantage over other Caribbean islands.   Best of all, many of these wonderful attractions are free, allowing families on a budget to have a wonderful vacation without breaking the budget.

You can choose to come back to Puerto Rico seven times, and have a different vacation experience each time.  You won’t believe you’re visiting the same island because each region and offshore island has it’s own unique characteristics and vibe.  You won’t run out of things to do and attractions to explore.

Rent a car to experience the Real Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has amazing hotels and resorts tempting enough you won’t want to leave the property.  We encourage you to rent a car and see why Puerto Rico is called “La Isla del Encanto” (The island of Enchantment).

For water and beach lovers, Puerto Rico’s coastline is dotted with beach coves, each one different than the next.  Kayak to offshore cays, glide over bioluminescent waters, snorkel and scuba our coral reefs, surf the best waves in the Caribbean, and enjoy a variety of water sports.

Up at our verdant lush mountains, you’ll have unforgettable adventures, such as rappeling deep into a cave, flying over the longest zipline in the world, go horseback riding, hike forests and much more.

Following we have grouped attractions and interesting places by tourist region, and special travel interests.  Come back again, we constantly add more guides for tourists.

Top 10 Attractions in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Top 10 Attractions

We’ve come up with a list of the top ten attractions under the Puerto Rican Flag.  If you’re the adventurer type, all you need is a car rental, a little planning and a full week.  These attractions are world class, like no other place on the planet. See the top 10 attractions in Puerto Rico.

Best San Juan (Capital City) Attractions & Places to Visit

Places to Visit & Attractions in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The capital city of San Juan ought to be on your list of “Must Visit Places in Puerto Rico”.   San Juan is two destinations into one, the Old City and the New City.  San Juan is the perfect starting place for a great vacation in Puerto Rico.  Some of the most spectacular man made attractions are within the 7 block historic district of Old San Juan.

We came up with a list of Best Attractions and Places to Visit in San Juan, we are confident you’ll have a wonderful time.

Points of interest in the capital city are: Old San Juan, Condado, Ocean Park, Puerta de Tierra and Convention Center District.

Highlights of San Juan:  Five century year old forts, Old San Juan Historic District, beaches.

Best East Coast (Porta Antillas) Attractions & Places to Visit

Puerto Rico Attractions & Places to Visit - East Coast / Porta Antillas

The east coast of Puerto Rico offers visitors the most hotel choices from mega resorts to budget friendly inns.   Staying on the east coast offers you plenty of attractions both in land and on the water.

Points of Interest on the East Coast: Fajardo, Loiza, Luquillo, Rio Grande, Maunabo, Humacao

Highlights of the east coast:  El Yunque Rainforest, Laguna Grande Bioluminescent Bay, easy access to offshore islands and cays, nature reserves and empty beaches on weekdays.

Here’s our list of Best Attractions & Places to Visit on the East Coast of Puerto Rico.

Best West Coast (Porta del Sol) Attractions & Places to Visit

Places to Visit & Attractions in west coast of Puerto Rico

The west coast of Puerto Rico has always the preferred region for Puerto Ricans to vacation, and if locals say so, you know it’s a great place.   Porta del Sol offers something for everyone, from pristine secluded beach coves to adventurous surfing waters, forests to explore, lighthouse ruins, interesting rock formations, cliffs along the shore for majestic views, historic sites, religious attractions and authentic laid back beach towns for both locals and visitors to experience the pleasures of island life.  You’ll need a car in Porta del Sol, because the best of the west can only be experience by driving on the roads less traveled.

Points of Interest: Quebradillas, Isabela, Aguadilla, Rincon, Mayaguez, Cabo Rojo, Lajas, San German, Guanica

See top tourist attractions and best places to visit on the west coast.

Best North Coast Attractions & Places to Visit

Points of Interest / Attractions in the North Coast of Puerto Rico / Porta Atlantico

No matter where you stay in Puerto Rico, we highly recommend you rent a car, and head to the northern coast of Puerto Rico.  This tourist region offers visitors one of the best vacation day trips the entire family will rave about, packed with 4 really cool places.  Two of the places are world class attractions, including the Camuy River Cave Park and the Arecibo Observatory.

Points of Interest: Dorado, Toa Baja, Camuy, Arecibo, Manati, Quebradillas

More about attractions and places to visit in the north coast of Puerto Rico.

Vacation Tip: Fly into the San Juan International Airport and stay in San Juan or Isla Verde at least 2 nights.   San Juan is a romantic place for couples and a a great place for families wanting to re-connect with plenty of attractions and things to do to keep everyone happy and entertained.

Then, take a look at the tourist regions mentioned below and spend the rest of your vacation at your preferred hotel with nearby attractions that appeal to you.

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