25 Photos of Puerto Rico That Will Have You Planning Your Next Vacation
Puerto Rico is much more than sparkling beaches around every turn. There's really something for every kind of traveler to enjoy—even if spending a lazy day under the sun isn't your cup of tea. Old San Juan, castillos, Fortaleza Street (otherwise known as "Restaurant Row" to the locals), ziplining, rainforests—the list of travel-worthy experiences goes on. Ahead, 23 photos of Puerto Rico's most beautiful sites to kick off your trip planning.
This cave, which is situated on top of a limestone cliff, in Arecibo is the perfect day trip. Don’t miss it—your Instagram followers will thank you.
El Yunque National Forest
Beaches, rainforests, dry forests—Puerto Rico has it all.
Waterfall at El Yunque National Forest
Any destination with a waterfall is well worth a visit.
Located 17 miles east of Puerto Rico's mainland, Culebra Island's Soni Beach is a day dream turned reality.
Surfer in Rincon, Puerto Rico
Thanks to its many gorgeous beaches, Puerto Rico is home to perfect surf conditions for hobbyists and professionals.
Vieques Bioluminescent Bay
Not to be missed: This natural phenomenon is one of a handful of places in the world that you can float among the bioluminescent glow of microorganisms.
Old San Juan
Ol San Juan is the oldest territory in Puerto Rico, dating back to 1521.
Puerto Rican Rum
You can't visit Puerto Rico without trying some of their drink of choice: Rum.
Rainbow Over Old San Juan
Old San Juan was dubbed a World Heritage Site in 1983.
Gardens in Old San Juan
Old San Juan is full of small gardens, tended to by locals.
Old San Juan Beach
Stretch out in the sand and take in the historic views of Old San Juan at the same time.
Kayaks at Tamarindo Beach
Kayaking is one of the many outdoor adventures you can have on just about any beach in Puerto Rico.
The Colorful Homes of Old San Juan
Old San Juan is made of up of seven square blocks filled with ancient buildings, massive stone walls, and colonial homes.
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
Measuring in at 130,000-square-feet, this is one of the largest museums in the Caribbean.
The beaches light up come nightfall, serving to an entirely different crowd than during the afternoon hours.
Homes in Old San Juan
Pastel-colored homes line the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan.
The scenic Guajataca Tunnel connect the cities of Isabela and Quebradillas.
Castillo de San Felipe del Morro
In the early 16th century, this castle was the only protection against sea attacks on Puerto Rico.
Old San Juan: The Original Capital
Colorful homes in the original capital of Puerto Rico: Old San Juan.
Castillo San Cristobal
The soldier sleeping quarters at Castillo San Cristobal
Fort San Cristobal
An onlookers view of Fort San Cristobal.
Isla Verde Beach
An aerial view of the resort-lined Isla Verde Beach.
The tiny Coqui Frog is native to Puerto Rico, mainly known for its shrill call.