On this page I’m sharing the top sights and activities on Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is an island in the Caribbean. It’s not a country, but it’s territory of the United States. I visited Puerto Rico when I was staying in New York.
On this page I’m telling you what to see and what to do on Puerto Rico.
El Yunque Rainforest
In the Northeastern part of Puerto Rico you can find the El Yunque Rainforest. It’s a tropical rainforest and one of the top sights in Puerto Rico. There are some great activities like walkways from the visitor center and nice waterfalls.
Clos to the El Yunque rainforest is a zipline park, that’s a great activity to do in Puerto Rico.
San Juan is the capital city and the biggest city of Puerto Rico. Fun fact; the island was first called San Juan and the port was called Puerto Rico. Because so many people referred to the island as Puerto Rico, they’ve changed the name of the island to Puerto Rico and the name of the port town to San Juan.
The best part of San Juan is Old San Juan. Here you can find many streets lined with colorful houses.
San Juan Food Spots
There are some great restaurants in San Juan. My favorites include Cafe Puerto Rico at Plaza Colon that has a great vegetarian casserole.
And Tijuana’s Bar and Grill at Bahia de San Juan, the bay of the city. From the restaurant you’ve got great views over the water. Tijuana’s has a great vegetarian quesadilla on the menu as you can see pictured here.
There are three bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico, the Laguna Grande at Fajardo is the most visited one. This rare ecosystem glows in the dark and is a very special experience. There are only five spots in the world where you can experience this bioluminescent water and Puerto Rico owns three of them. Sot it’s a must-do if you’re in Puerto Rico! There are several companies offering trips to the bioluminescent lagoon in Fajardo.
There are some great spots in Puerto Rico to visit caves. One of my favorite spots is Cueva del Indi (Indian Cave). It’s a prehistoric rock formation by the ocean. The picture at the top of this page is also at Indian Cave. You can find it on the North side of Puerto Rico, about 1 hour West of San Juan.
Toro Verde Adventure Park
The Toro Verde adventure park is located in the center of Puerto Rico. It’s mostly known for its zip-line. It’s very special as it’s the longest zip-line in the world! It’s over 2km long!
If you’ve got your PADI certification you can go on some amazing dives in Puerto Rico. I went with Paradise Seekers. Here you can see me with a sea turtle! The water is very clear and warm. I hardly ever wear shorties, but the Caribbean waters around Puerto Rico have such a nice temperature.
If you don’t have a dive certificate there are also nice snorkeling spots.
Puerto Rico beaches
Another great activity in Puerto Rico is to visit one of its beaches. Even in San Juan itself there are already some great beaches to visit. All within walking distance of the capital city. Just walk to the North-East of the city and lay your towel on a sandy beach of your choice.
Although Bacardi originated in Cuba, they left during the Cuban Revolution. Bacardi started their distillery in Puerto Rico in 1936 and it’s currently the largest Bacardi distillery in the world. You can visit the Bacardi Distillery called Casa Bacardi with a tour. You’ll learn more about the history, the famous bat logo, the current range of spirits and cocktails that can be made with Bacardi. Also nice: 2 cocktails are included!