Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is a lovely island nation in the Caribbean just east of Dominican Republic and not far from the US Virgin Islands as well. It is a commonwealth of the United States so you may not feel so far from home while visiting. Like much of the Caribbean, the weather in this island nation is amazing, varying little from season to season and ranging between a comfortable 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Puerto Rico is a mountainous island with its highest point being the Cerro de Punta. While the island of Puerto Rico is perhaps the best-known island here, others include Vieques, Culebra, and Culebrita. San Juan is the capital, located on the main island, and also a great place to find some of the island’s best beaches. While there are many things to do here, heading to the tropical beaches here is certainly one of the best ways to go. Other cities with great beaches and attractions worth checking out are Rincon and Ponce. One of the top beaches on all the islands is Luquillo Beach, notable for its great swimming and views of the nearby rainforest.

While beaches are a top draw, Puerto Rico has many activities for visitors to enjoy. The raw beauty of the El Yunque National Forest or Rio Camuy Caverns are great excursions for outdoors types, while taking tours of the San Juan National Historic Site is the perfect outing if you have any inclination toward history at all.

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Shacks Beach

Shacks Beach

Shacks Beach is on the northwest of the island of Puerto Rico, a few miles north of Aguadilla, a popular surfing area and home to some of the best Puerto Rican beaches. In fact, the immediate region is well-known for great surfing conditions throughout the winter months, between December and April. The aesthetic attributes along [...]

Playa Colora

Playa Colora

Playa Colora is a secluded beach reached via a half-hour walk from the left side of well-known Seven Seas Beach in Fajardo, on the northwest point of Puerto Rico. The trek to this private slice of coastline is fairly easy, but because of the time it takes, most people don’t bother attempting it. This is [...]

Navio Beach

Navio Beach

Navio Beach is one of the smallest and blissfully uncrowded beaches on Isla Vieques and for those two reasons, it is also one of the best beaches in Puerto Rico. The small, intimate beach setting is the perfect backdrop for a day spent relaxing along the shore. It’s also very scenic, surrounded by undulating hillsides, [...]

Melones Beach

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Melones Beach is one of the most convenient beaches in Culebra for an extended stay because of the close proximity to Culebra’s main town. The section of beach at Melones has plenty of local flavor, and is a great place to soak up Puerto Rican culture, especially on weekends when beach visits with local families [...]

Luquillo Beach

Luquillo Beach

Luquillo Beach is one of the two most popular beaches in Puerto Rico, the other being Boqueron Beach in Cabo Rojo. Luquillo has plenty of admirable attributes, the foremost being a large and lovely beach with a gentle curve and tons of well-dispersed coconut palms backing it. In the distance, mountains come hazily into view, [...]

Isla Verde Beach

Isla Verde Beach

Isla Verde Beach is to Puerto Rico’s San Juan what Ipanema Beach is to Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. It is stylish, upscale, and the place to be seen. It is also considered one of the best municipal beaches in San Juan. Meaning Green Island in Spanish, Isla Verde draws beach-lovers from all over for many [...]

Flamenco Culebra

Flamenco Culebra

Flamenco Culebra is a fine-grained, white-sand beach located on the island of Culebra, twelve miles off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, and borders the Culebra Nature Reserve. It is one of the most popular of the few beaches on the island. Flamenco Beach is an awe-inspiring sight and has thus been frequently rated as [...]

Esperanza Beach

Esperanza Beach

Esperanza Beach is part of the only one of two small towns on Isla de Vieques. Esperanza is on the Caribbean side and the other town, Isabel Segunda, is a port town on the Atlantic. The beauty of staying in Esperanza is the sheer quiet compared to lively Isabel Segunda, which is larger and exhibits [...]

Crashboat Beach

Crashboat Beach

Crashboat Beach in Aguadilla certainly has a memorable name and definitely unforgettable surf. Crashboat Beach is one of the most popular for surfing. During the winter months, between December and April, the largest waves crash into shore after monstrous tubes roll into the coast. Professionals and novices alike assemble at Crashboat Beach, but beware, because [...]

Cana Gorda

Cana Gorda

Cana Gorda is located in Guanica along the southwest coast on a profound bay with an identical name. Flanked by lush, rugged, low-lying hills, Guanica harbor appears as an equatorial fjord and is about three miles deep and a quarter of a mile wide. About 20 miles west of the beaches in Ponce and almost [...]