There are many things to do in Puerto Rico!

Explore El Yunque Rain Forest And Other Nearby Attractions. Discover all the unspoiled scenic splendor of the island of Puerto Rico during your stay.

Enjoy a long hike surrounded by the beauty of El Yunque National Rain Forest, explore the rich history of Old San Juan and El Morro Fort, or take a kayaking excursion through the famous glowing bioluminescent bay.

Old San Juan

A UNESCO World Heritage site Old San Juan captures the Spanish colonia architecture from the conquistadores that first arrived 500 years ago.

Hosting two majestic forts (El Morro and San Cristobal) and now a hub for the Puerto Rican rich culture, Old San Juan is always bustling with events, live music, art and history.

Spend the day admiring the colorful historical buildings, enjoying a meal on the never ending array of restaurants, have an ice cream, dance at the multiple salsa clubs, enjoy the active night life, admire the local handcrafts and art (and maybe take some home!), there is plenty to do in this place where time has stopped.

Old San Juan

The best spots...

El Yunque National Rainforest

Named after the benevolent Indian spirit Yuquiyu, El Yunque is the only rainforest in the US National Forest System. Discover the natural wonder of El Yunque as you hike along the many trails, take a dip in one of the waterfall pools, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

El Morro and San Cristobal Forts

Officially known as Fuerte San Felipe del Morro, overlooks the entrance to San Juan Bay. Visit hidden passages, gaze over the 60-foot tall walls at the ocean, and troll on the lawns where soldiers once marched. El Morro is a National Historic Site in the US National Park Service. Fort San Cristóbal stands guard at what was the eastern gate to the walled city of Old San Juan. Covering 27 acres, this is the largest fort built by the Spanish in the New World and is the ‘sister fort’ to El Morro.

Bacardi Rum Distillery

Is the largest in the world; visitors are treated to a fascinating guided tour of the facilities at the "Cathedral of Rum." Everything from the vast fermentation vats to the high-speed bottling machinery is at work and on display. A trolley takes you to the Bacardi family museum, where a history of the product and landmarks in its development are seen.

Arecibo Observatory

Arecibo Radio Telescope, the largest of its kind and one of the most important research facilities on the face of the earth. The huge dish (dozens of football fields could fit inside its sinkhole) is forever aimed at the sky, tuned to detect the slightest sounds emitted by the farthest stars. This is the place where planets outside our solar system were discovered and is the home base for NASA's SETI, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence –[Fun Fact – a portion of Jodie Fosters movie Contact was filmed here].

The Bioluminescent Bay

Imagine the blackness of the sea on a moonless night. Now watch it sparkle with the darting lights of a million fireflies. Nature lovers will not want to miss the phenomenal experience of kayaking through a tropical phosphorescent bay!

Parque de Bombas

Located at the Plaza Las Delicias in the municipality of Ponce, it originally served as the main exhibit pavilion for an agricultural trade fair but was soon thereafter commissioned to house the firefighting corps for the southern region of the island – a function it fulfilled for more than a century.

Las Cabezas de San Juan Lighthouse

Officially lit on May 2, 1882, it has been operating uninterrupted to this day. Inside you’ll find various exhibits related to the lighthouse’s history and surrounding wildlife, as well as an elaborate cast-iron staircase that ascends to the central lantern. The observation deck offers breathtaking views as trade winds gently blow by.

Camuy River Cave Park

Explore all that Puerto Rico has to offer as you venture out to the Camuy River Cave Park in Camuy and discover the underground cave system. There are only two other places in the world where you will find a cave system as massive or dramatic as the Río Camuy Cave Park - and neither of them has a tropical underground river thundering through it!

For water lovers!

Balnearios

Being that Puerto Rico is an island, we have loads of sunny beaches to visit. No matter if you’re into swimming, boggie-boarding, or just making sandcastles, you have miles of shoreline to choose from. If you pick a government-run beach or balneario, you will be ensured facilities like bathrooms and lifeguards. Some of the nicest beaches – Luquillo, Seven Seas, Carolina, Escambrón – are all balnearios. Definitely must try Seven Seas and Luquillo first.

Snorkeling

There are a number of snorkel boat tours that leave out of Fajardo and visit reefs and the out-islands. Swim along coloful fish and coral for an unforgettable experience in the Caribbean.

For active kids (and adults)

Zipline

Fly over the canopy at The Monster, the Americas longest zipline with a 2.5km line and max speeds of 150km/hr. It is located at Toro Verde in El Yunque Rainforest, which also has a collection of thrilling ziplines.

ATV, Horseback and Go-Carts

Carabalí Rainforest Park (formerly Hacienda Carabali) offers ATV trail rides, horseback riding and go-cart rides. For the ATVs, the minimum age to drive is 16 years old, while the minimum age to be a passenger is 8 years old. The minimum age for horseback riding is 5 years old.

Rapelling and Caving

A few companies (Acampa, Ecoquest, and Adventuras Tierra Adentro) offer full-day cave excursions, canyoning, rappeling and zip line adventures. These are only recommended for older kids.

Biking

Another fun thing to do is to rent bicycles and ride on the Boardwalk in Pinones along the ocean and through the mangroves. You can stop along the way and explore the tidal pools and beaches. Bikes of all sizes are usually available, sometimes with baby seats!