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Things to do in Puerto Rico

Looking for things to do in Puerto Rico? Check out T+L’s travel guide, which highlights the best island activities and attractions from Old San Juan to Ponce. Whether you want to explore the pristine jungle of El Yunque, browse Condado’s designer boutiques, or drive the 165-mile Ruta Panorámica down the island’s scenic spine, Travel + Leisure knows what to do in Puerto Rico.

Long known for its melting-pot culture and beach resorts, Puerto Rico is an ideal Caribbean destination for those seeking sun and a little R&R, but even adventurous travelers will not be at a loss for things to do in Puerto Rico. From learning to surf 20-foot waves in Rincón, swimming at night in Vieques’s unique Bioluminescent Bay, or hunting for the famed “green flash” on Boqueron Beach, nature-lovers will find plenty to do in Puerto Rico’s Great Outdoors.

Travel + Leisure’s network of writers and editors and people in the know scour the island for the top experiences. We show you what things to do in Puerto Rico—where to go, what to see, and how to have a Caribbean getaway to remember.

  • Acampa Nature Adventures

    Acampa, a store specializing in outdoor gear, also offers guided nature adventures. The company has classic adventures, designed for groups of 6-12... More
  • Al's Mar Azul

    Come late afternoon, in-the-know travelers wander right from the nearby ferry landing to the laid-back, open-air bungalow—to drink margaritas and w... More
  • Bar Plaza

    The oldest bar on Vieques has a pool table and an ancient jukebox that spins salsa hits; the backdrop is the newly refurbished town square, ideal f... More
  • Bioluminescent Bay Tour

    Mosquito Bay, close to Esperanza, is one of the world's brightest bioluminescent bays, and when you dive into the warm water after dark, your body ... More
  • Black Beard Sports

  • Blue Caribe Kayaks

    Every visitor hears about the must-see bioluminescent bay soon after arriving, but many don’t know that they can skip the touristy boat trips in fa... More
  • Boqueron Beach

    Head to this mile-long stretch of white sand on Puerto Rico’s southwestern coast—and keep your eyes peeled for the famed “green flash,” (caused by ... More
  • Butiki

    The shop sells landscape paintings by local artist Evan Schwarze and colorful, sought-after bracelets. More
  • Candela

    This gallery and lounge, located in a historic building, hosts a beautiful crowd and top international DJ's, spinning an eclectic blend of house, s... More
  • Clubman

    Hurry past the Tommy Bahama shirts and Nautica shorts at the Condado outpost of this men's wear shop to the back, where you'll find a terrific coll... More
  • El Alcazar

    With its exquisite collection of oil paintings and furniture spanning a variety of periods, El Alcazar is one of the best sources for antiques in t... More
  • El Castillo de San Felipe del Morro

    More commonly known as El Morro, this stone garrison is the second-oldest freestanding fort in the Americas. Built between 1539 and 1797 by Spanish... More
  • El Yunque National Forest

    In the verdant Sierra de Luquillo mountain range about a half-hour east of San Juan, the 28,000-acre tropical forest of El Yunque is one of the Uni... More
  • Espacio 1414

    In an industrial-looking former Royal Tire warehouse, gallery owners Diana and Moisés Berezdivin have assembled an impressive collection of contemp... More
  • Extreme Scooter Rental

    For moped rentals. More

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