Things To Do on Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is known for its beautiful beaches and great cuisine. However, being the second oldest city in the America’s, PR is filled with history that dates back for hundreds of years. Take some time to visit the San Juan National Historic Site. The site includes Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Castillo San Cristobal, most of the city walls, the San Juan Gate and Fort San Juan de la Cruz just across the entrance to the bay. This landmark is a photographer’s dream. There are fantastic views of the city and the ocean including magnificent sunsets. Be prepared to do a lot of walking with many steps and bring lots of sunscreen.
Old San Juan
Definitely worth a visit to see the beautiful cobblestone streets lined with colorful old buildings and architecture that begs for you to stop and stare. Take a picture. You will have an endless number of amazing places to photograph. This is a tourist mecca. There is a strong police presence and the area is safe. Old San Juan caters to rich cruise ship passengers so the shopping can be pretty high-end and expensive. It’s still worth a visit. Navigating a car in the district can be tough. If you are not able to walk here, take a taxi and be dropped off. Bring your walking shoes
Amazing, Beautiful, Magnificent, a Must See are all words used to describe El Yunque by visitors, and for good reason. El Yunque is the only rainforest in the U.S. The half day tour does not visit the waterfall. In my opinion, you really must take the time and energy to go to the waterfall.
If you want to hike several trails and have some independence, I would suggest not taking a tour. The park and trails are clearly marked and the park system is very well maintained. This is a must see stop for your trip to PR.
Located between the foothills of El Yunque and the Atlantic ocean, this park is filled with natural tropical beauty and landscape. The ATV tour is the popular tour. There is also horseback riding and Go-Kart rides.
A private island and paradise within paradise. The island is only accessible by boat or tour. You will need to pack all that you will need for the day including lots of sunscreen and water. There is a lighthouse at the top you should take time to visit.
Bioluminescent (Mosquito) Bay- Isla de Vieques
If you are seeking an eco tour, this has to be at the top of your list. Seemingly straight out of a science fiction movie, the waters illuminate at night regardless of the brightness of the moon.
Take a kayak tour with a small group and go explore the evening waters as they put on a show for you. Good for the whole family.
Zip lines and River tubing. The zipline tour consists of 7 exciting two-line carbon fiber wires and 1 free fall rappel of approximately 45 feet high to descend from the platform to the ground. This is safe fun for the whole family.