Due to its relative large size, there are more Puerto Rico tourist attractions than nearly any other Caribbean island. From windsurfing lessons to Pina Coladas on the beach to the non-stop nightclubs and casinos to the colonial architecture preserved in Old San Juan, you'll never hurt for things to do in Puerto Rico.
Old San Juan
Probably the highlight of Puerto Rico tourism, over
400 buildings form the Old Town, carefully restored and
brought to life under the hot Caribbean sun. Head down Paseo de la Princesa to get a warm introduction into the area, and then veer
off as you see fit.
This is probably the most popular of Puerto Rico tourist
attractions in Old San Juan. The remains of a 16th century Spanish fortress, what once repelled raiders from
the sea now acts as a step back into Puerto
Rican history, complete with museum inside.
Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel, Spa and Casino
One of the most popular things to do in Puerto Rico is to try your luck at one of the beachfront casinos in San Juan. Blackjack, Caribbean Stud, Pai-Gow, and all the slot machines and roulette wheels are just ready and waiting for you at this posh gambling hall.
Surfing on Crashboat Beach
Rincon is world famous as a surfer's paradise, and the priceless waves at Crashboat Beach make it one of the top Puerto Rico attractions. The choppy waters make it a bit tough for beginners, but the sense of accomplishment derived from standing on these waves, if only for a second, will be more than enough to keep you coming back early every morning.
A sleepy spot on Vieques Island, a visit here is one of the best things to do in Puerto Rico. For here you'll find the famed bioluminescent bay, where the waters erupt in light every evening, thanks to the miniscule plankton that act like fireflies of the sea.
Hang out with the turtles on Culebra Island
If you want to really get up close to the island's aquatic creatures, the wildlife reserve on Culebra Island will be one of your favorite Puerto Rico attractions. Especially popular during nesting season, watch the leatherback turtles skitter into the ocean for the first time, full of life and possibility.
Dive off Mona Island
The coral reefs here are unmatched, and alive with thousands of colorful fish and other slick sea creatures. If you are a certified diver, you'll find no better Puerto Rico tourist attractions than Mona Island.
Discover the Rio Camuy Caves
Towering caverns mark this wonderful natural attraction, and exploring the mammoth caves in this sinkhole-filled forest is one of the best things to do in Puerto Rico.
Tour the El Yunque Rainforest
Puerto Rico's greatest naturally occurring attraction, the soundtrack to your expedition is ably commanded by the parrots and frogs of the forest, and the hundreds of varieties of tropical vegetation will amaze and delight as you step lightly across trails damp with new rain.