Here are the top 25 tourist attractions to see in Puerto Rico:

1. Old San Juan

Old San Juan
4.5 /5

57 km
from city center
1 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Located in the capital San Juan, Old San Juan is a historic district of Puerto Rico and it's oldest settlement.

2. San Juan National Historic Site

San Juan National Historic Site
4.3 /5

57 km
from city center
2 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

A series of fortifications built to defend San Jose and the Bay of San Jose, along with the La Fortaleza, the park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

3. Adventure Activities in Puerto Rico

Adventure Activities in Puerto Rico
4.2 /5

53 km
from city center
3 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has a wide array of adrenaline pumping action for those who just can't do without the thrill, and tons of other fun activities!

4. Culebra

Culebra
3.8 /5

136 km
from city center
4 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Culebra is one of the most tranquil and serene islands of the Puerto Rico archipelago, home to stunning beaches and it's elusive giant lizard.

5. Bioluminescent (Mosquito) Bay

Bioluminescent (Mosquito) Bay
3.8 /5

122 km
from city center
5 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Located in Vieques Island, this 'glow in the dark' bay is an experience that you will never forget.

6. Boat Tours and Water Activities

Boat Tours and Water Activities
3.7 /5

58 km
from city center
6 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Undoubtedly the best way to explore the uncapped beauty of the Puerto Rican archipelago and the world under the water.

7. El Yunque

El Yunque
3.7 /5

84 km
from city center
7 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Full of amazing hiking trails, scenic views, gushing waterfalls, rare flowers and trees and so many fascinating things and activities, United State's only recognised rainforest has become a top Puerto Rican attraction!

8. Museo de Art de Ponce

Museo de Art de Ponce
3.6 /5

24 km
from city center
8 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Located in Ponce, it has a vast collection of 4,500 works of art, and has a brilliant collection of Pre - Raphaelite works in particular.

9. La Chiva (Blue Beach)

La Chiva (Blue Beach)
3.6 /5

128 km
from city center
9 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

An absolutely breathtaking beach on island of Vieques, the La Chiva is a long stretch of unbelievable beauty.

10. Cueva del Indio

Cueva del Indio
3.5 /5

31 km
from city center
10 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Home to some amazing views and historic carved Indian caves, the Cueva del Indio has fast become a huge tourist attraction.

11. Caracas Beach (Red Beach)

Caracas Beach (Red Beach)
3.5 /5

125 km
from city center
11 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

One of Vieques several stunning beaches, the Caracas is a hugely popular beach among locals and tourists alike.

12. Flamenco Beach

Flamenco Beach

10,148 km
from city center
12 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

The Flamenco beach is the most popular Caribbean island of Culebra covered with white sand and clear turquoise waters accessible by a flight or ferry from Fajardo. The beach being surrounded by majestic hills, palm trees and connected by Culebra National Wildlife Refuge makes it the best beach in Puerto Rico.

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13. Luquillo Beach

Luquillo Beach
3.6 /5

94 km
from city center
13 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

The Luquillo beach is located just 40 mins drive away from the east of San Juan and is one of the most famous attractions for enthusiastic snorkelers and surfers. The beach is primarily divided into two parts with one half being lively and lined with food kiosks whereas the other being known for its relaxation and peace.

14. Playa Sucia

Playa Sucia
4.1 /5

64 km
from city center
14 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Playa Sucia is one of the most popular beaches in Cabo Rojo besides the Los Morrillos Lighthouse towards the southern tip of the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge which is accessible by taking a local taxi or car on rent.

15. Tortuga Beach

Tortuga Beach
3.9 /5

5,805 km
from city center
15 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Situated on a small island of Culebrita beside the East coast, the Tortuga beach is accessible just through boats or water taxis with a limited amount of public amenities. It also has the oldest lighthouses in the Caribbean and trails exploring West beach, Trash Beach and tidal pools. The beach being remotely located has minimal access to facilities in the area.

16. Ocean Park Beach

Ocean Park Beach
4.3 /5

62 km
from city center
16 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Ocean Park Beach is a residential suburb area of San Juan comfortably reached by car or bus. The coast is touched by various private residences, seaside restaurants, and hotels but is an uncrowded tourist destination throughout the year.

17. Crashboat Beach

Crashboat Beach
3.6 /5

1,668 km
from city center
17 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Located at the northwestern coast of Puerto Rico and near to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport(SJU) in Carolina, Crashboat beach is one of the most popular beaches in Puerto Rico for being the beginner-friendly diving spot known for swimming, snorkelling, and surfing. The beach is famous among the locals for its rocky cliffs and piers which are best for jumping.

18. Sun Bay Beach

Sun Bay Beach
4.1 /5

120 km
from city center
18 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

The southside of Vieques lies the beautiful Sun Bay beach which can be travelled through a ferry from Ceiba, local taxi, or taking a flight from Ceiba, Isla Grande, and San Juan. It's one of the most accessible and family-friendly beaches with slow currents favourable for mediocre swimmers.

19. Isla Verde Beach

Isla Verde Beach

64 km
from city center
19 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Isla Verde beach which is also known as the best urban beach in Puerto Rico is one of the nearest destinations to San Juan International Airport. It is also one of the most affordable beaches in Puerto Rico for guided as well as unguided watersports like parasailing, jet skies, kneeboards, and catamarans.

20. La Chiva Beach

La Chiva Beach

79 km
from city center
20 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

La Chiva is situated to the southern tip of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge which is a 20 minutes drive from the Vieques Ferry Terminal and 25 minutes from Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport.

21. Aviones Beach, Loíza

Aviones Beach, Loíza
4.4 /5

12 km
from city center
21 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Located near the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, Aviones beach is the most popular beach in Puerto Rico for its Purto Rician food and local festivals. Also described as the “the Hawaii of the East” surrounded by mangroves, Aviones beach is most popular for its camping areas, surfing, and food. The water sports over here are not recommended for a beginner because of their shallow waters and stone slabs whereas is the best place for a trained individual.

22. Balneario El Escambrón

Balneario El Escambrón

5,155 km
from city center
22 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Balneario El Escambrón is a 30 minutes walk from Old San Juan also with easy transportation through taxis and is one of the most crowded beaches in San Juan. The shallow waters and lifeguard protection on the beach are ideal for young swimmers and also give them a chance for guided snorkeling.

23. Culebrita

Culebrita

12 km
from city center
23 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Culebrita is one of the most popular islands of Puerto Rico for its famous beaches and water sports. The island attracts a lot of tourists each year for its popular beaches like Flamenco Beach and Playa Tortuga which are known for snorkeling, kayaking, and scuba diving.

24. Isla de Caja de Muertos

Isla de Caja de Muertos
4.2 /5

12 km
from city center
24 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Isla de Caja de Muertos, a place to find endangered birds, turtles, and marine life is an uninhabited island of Puerto Rico known for its hiking, snorkeling, birding, and peace. The cays of Cayo Morrillito and Cayo Berberia are the popular tourist attraction of the island. Voted for “The Ten Enchanting Natural Attractions of Puerto Rico”, the island is one of Puerto Rico’s popular Nature Reserves. A 1.5-hour drive from San Juan, tourists as well as locals from San Juan, Ponce, and the south coast are the ones to have a common visit to Isla de Caja de Muertos.

25. Cayo Icacos

Cayo Icacos
3.9 /5

12 km
from city center
25 out of 25
places to visit in Puerto Rico

Situated to the east and off the coast of Fajardo is the deserted island of Puerto Rico and is popularly known for its safe swimming and snorkelling places. The natural beauty of Cayo Icacos which is the La Cordillera Nature Reserve makes this island the best attraction for nature wanderers. The island is only accessible by a catamaran or a water taxi if booked in advance and is just a 45 minutes drive from San Juan to the Fajardo marina whereas reaching Cayo Icacos is a short sail from the coast.

FAQs on Puerto Rico

How can I commute within Puerto rico?

Getting around in Puerto Rico is no big issue. There are pre-paid taxi routes to all tourist attractions from taxi stands. Metered taxis ply in other areas of the island. Buses are also very well connected and so are publicos. These are popular ways to travel since they are extremely cheap and cover a fair amount of routes. A heavy rail system called Tren Urbano serves the metropolitan area of San Juan along 16 stations between Bayam„n, Guaynabo and San Juan. Loads of ferry services operate throughout the archipelago connecting the several islands of Puerto Rico. The state run ferries are fairly cheap. Another convenient way of getting around Puerto Rico is by renting a car or a moped. It is not very expensive when split between 2 or 3 people and the destinations are decently connected.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Puerto rico?

The top sightseeing places in Puerto rico are Old San Juan, San Juan National Historic Site, Adventure Activities in Puerto Rico, Culebra, Bioluminescent (Mosquito) Bay, Boat Tours and Water Activities.
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