Plan a soul-refreshing escape to an enchanted rainforest park.
This natural treasure is an excellent destination if you want to be immersed in nature. You can visit for a hike on one of its many trails, bathe in natural pools beneath waterfalls, or relax and enjoy the scenery.
El Yunque is the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest Service, and its name is a reference to Yuke, what the indigenous Taíno people defined as "white lands."
With an average rainfall of 120 inches a year, El Yunque has a very diverse ecosystem, hosting hundreds of unique plant and animal species, including the Island's famous coquí frog.
Puerto del Rey Marina is a marina in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. With a capacity of over 2,000 boats, it is one of the largest marinas in the Caribbean.
Located within El Conquistador Resort is this 2.4-acre water park that is sure to be fun for the whole family. The park features the 60-foot Torre de Yocahu Tower, which includes three super slick and super fast slides, as well as an 8,500-square-foot pool to float your way to relaxation. Open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Full day tickets are $19.95 for adults and $14.95 for children ages 3 to 12. Half day (1:30 to 6 p.m.) tickets are $12.95 for adults and $8.95 for kids ages 3 to 12.
Las Tinajas is a river area that includes beautiful pools, tall rocks to jump off and a second section that includes a small waterfall with a natural rock slide. This specific activity is not for everyone and really requires rock climbing and upper body strength for a few of the spots to be enjoyable. On a scale of 1-10, 1 being the lowest, I give this spot at least a 6 or 7 on difficulty. Las Tinajas is located om PR. 971 Km. 9, make a left up the road till the end of the road and the last house. The owner will charge you for parking on his property then hike up El Yunque for about 15 min. between the cities of Ceiba and Fajardo, LITERALLY. Ceiba is located on the left hand side of the river and Fajardo on the Right side.
It takes a little while to get to this river. But once you find it (located just off of Road 971, km. 9 in Ceiba), you can just park your car and find a nice secluded spot to sit and enjoy the cool river creek (or charcos, in Spanish). I was amazed how crystal clear the water was. You will notice a blue color when it is deep. Really pretty!
When it comes to beaches, I like white sand and clear, blue water. But white sand is not all that common on an island like Puerto Rico that was created by a volcano and tectonic plate collisions.
Most of the beaches on the big island are cream or beige colored, with the occasional black sand beach. The white sand beaches are usually only found on coral islands off the coast.
Fun Day Island Hopping Snorkel Adventures ASA Sailing Lessons Overnight Charters to Culebra, USVI, and BVI Sandy Bottoms Sailing is a "boutique" sailing operation, offering private and customized sailing lessons, snorkeling tours, and charters.
Balneario Seven Seas National Park is awarded with the Blue Flag, it has a large entertainment space and a beautiful beach with clean and crystal clear water that is safe for swimming and snorkeling. Famous for its camping facilities and its area for trailer home
Perhaps the last unspoiled island of the Caribbean, Vieques is home to untouched beaches, crystal clear waters, 3,100 acres of thick green jungle, wild horses and the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world. It’s a natural wonderland for travelers looking to experience tropical beauty at its best.
Visitors can explore this traffic-light-free island by bike, or trek along wildlife trails on foot or horseback. Underwater wonder also awaits here, with plenty of impressive snorkeling and scuba diving destinations and day trips.
Palomino Island (Isla Palominos) is a tiny tropical escape boasting clear Caribbean water, white-sand beaches, and a balmy breeze. With not much to do except explore the island’s coral reefs, seagrass beds, and craggy coastline, visitors come to Palomino Island—located east of Puerto Rico—for the ultimate in peace and relaxation.
A small, uninhabited island located just a 15-minute boat ride from the Puerto Rican town of Fajardo, Icacos Island (Cayo Icacos) is part of Cordillera Keys Nature Reserve (Reserva Natural los Cayos de la Cordillera). Its white-sand shores, pristine waters, and colorful reefs make it a popular day-trip destination for snorkeling and diving.
Perhaps one of the most “Instagrammable” places in Fajardo is La Zanja (The Ditch), one of the town’s off-the-beaten-path wonders. La Zanja is a natural pool created when the waves from the Atlantic crash on the rocks and fill in the long, “ditch-like” indentation. If you like adventure, it’s about a 20 to 30-minute hike from Seven Seas to this secluded location, and you’ll get to enjoy some scenery along the road less-traveled.
The Sun Capital of Puerto Rico is a seaside destination perfect for beach hopping and exploring a mountainous tropical rainforest.
With a coastline decorated with serene bays and soft golden sand, Luquillo is one of Puerto Rico Island’s most popular beach towns. This family-friendly resort is called La Capital del Sol (Sun Capital) and La Riviera de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Riviera). Enjoy sunshine and participate in watersports amid gorgeous tropical landscapes. Luquillo is also a gateway to rainforests, waterfalls and mountains. make sure to visit all the kiosk of outstanding Puerto Rican quisine.
a. Historic Old San Juan ($72)
b. LED night Kayak in Condado Lagon ($90)
c. Icacos island on a catamaron ($90)
d. Luquillo Beach Horse ride ($110)
e. all inclusive snorkel and beach boat tour of Icacos ($100)
a. Cueva Ventana & Rio Camuey
b. El Cemi Museum in Jayuya
c. El Charco Azul swimming hole
d. Guavate (Roast Pork Alley)
e. Cabo Rojo
f. Guilligen Island in Guanica
g. Castillo San Cristobal