Discover Puerto Rico: 10 must-do Activities

Jan 03, 2024

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Experience the allure of Puerto Rico, a captivating destination blending history, culture, and natural beauty. Explore our guide to the best activities on the Island of Enchantment, ensuring your journey is nothing short of extraordinary.

1. Old San Juan's Historic Charm

Uncover the rich history of Old San Juan as you wander through its cobbled streets. Admire colorful Spanish colonial architecture and iconic forts like El Morro – a UNESCO World Heritage site that promises a journey through time.

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Photo: Canva Images - Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

2. Relax on the Beaches

With over 270 miles of coastline, Puerto Rico boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. From the popular tourist spots like Flamenco Beach to the more secluded shores of Culebra, there's a beach for every preference.

3. Hike in El Yunque National Forest

Discover the lush rainforest of El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System. Hike to stunning waterfalls, swim in natural pools, and marvel at the diverse flora and fauna that call this tropical forest home.

4. Taste the Local Cuisine

Indulge in Puerto Rican cuisine, which is a delightful blend of Spanish, African, and Taino influences. Don't miss trying dishes like mofongo, tostones, and lechón asado, and be sure to sample the island's famous rum and coffee.

Meat Mofongo consist of fried mashed plantain which is very popular amongst the people of Puerto Rico
Photo: Canva Images - Meat Mofongo

5. Kayak Through Bioluminescent Bays

Experience the magical phenomenon of bioluminescence by kayaking or taking a boat tour in Vieques or Fajardo's bioluminescent bays. Witness the water light up with glowing organisms as you paddle through the dark mangrove channels.

6. Explore the Caves of Camuy River Cave Park

Descend into the underground world of the Camuy River Cave Park, home to one of the largest cave systems in the Western Hemisphere. Marvel at the impressive limestone formations and the subterranean river that runs through the caverns.

Cueva Ventana natural cave in Puerto Rico
Photo: Canva Images - Cueva Ventana natural cave in Puerto Rico

7. Discover the Island's History

Immerse yourself in Puerto Rico's history by visiting sites like the San Juan National Historic Site, the Ponce Museum of Art, and the Casa Blanca Museum. Learn about the island's colonial past, art, and culture.

8. Go Scuba Diving or Snorkeling

Explore the vibrant underwater world surrounding Puerto Rico by going scuba diving or snorkeling. Discover colorful coral reefs, tropical fish, and even the chance to encounter sea turtles, rays, and dolphins.

9. Attend a Festival or Cultural Event

Experience the lively spirit of Puerto Rico by attending one of the many festivals and cultural events that take place throughout the year. From the vibrant Carnaval de Ponce to the traditional Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián, there's always something to celebrate.

man holding guitar sitting in front of hanged flag
Photo: Unsplash - Cultural Event in Puerto Rico

10. Enjoy Outdoor Adventures

For adrenaline junkies, Puerto Rico offers a variety of outdoor activities such as zip-lining, horseback riding, and ATV tours. For surf enthusiasts, Rincon on the west coast is a must-visit. Get your heart racing while taking in the island's stunning landscapes.

 Surfing the waves in Rincon, Puerto Rico
Photo: Canva Images - Surfing in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Your journey to Puerto Rico begins at Lucky Luxury Travel. Embrace the magic of this Caribbean gem, where each moment is a celebration of life, culture, and the sheer beauty that defines the island. Let's make your Puerto Rican adventure a tale of luxury and discovery!