Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Travel Guide

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 the Caribbean.

Salsa is a national pastime in Puerto Rico; though it didn't originate on the island, it might as well have. For a sultry night of dancing, head to this tiny yet frenetic nightspot, tucked down an alleyway off an Old Town street.

The motorcycle aesthetic inspired the black-and-red interiors of this trendy locale. A 1964 Triumph Thunderbird hangs above the bottles behind the bar.

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 refracted light rays) right before the sun disappears below the horizon.

Puerto Rico's preeminent designer sells his clean-lined, precisely cut women's and men's fashions at his namesake boutique on Ashford Avenue in Condado.

More commonly known as El Morro, this stone garrison is the second-oldest freestanding fort in the Americas.

Explore the 10,000 acres of the Guánica Dry Forest. The desert-like ecosystem harbors such curiosities as the crested toad, the purple land crab, and a 700-year-old tree.

For moped rentals.

Surf Lessons Puerto Rico was founded in Rincon, one of the foremost surfing destinations in Puerto Rico.

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

Housed in a Neoclassical former hospital in San Juan's Santurce neighborhood, this 130,000-square-foot space became the Caribbean's most extensive art museum when it opened in 2000. The 1,100-piece collection includes prominent Puerto Rican artists from the 17th century to the present day.

Surfing is the main pastime in this resort town—which is also the premier Caribbean destination on the international surf circuit.

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 for a late-night stroll.

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 favor of the more intimate option of kayaking through the eerily glowing waters.

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 collection of guayaberas.