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Best things to do in Puerto Rico

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“The El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rain forest in the national forest system. At nearly 29,000 acres, it is one of the smallest in size, yet one of the most biologically diverse of the national forests hosting hundreds of animal and plant species, some of which are found only here. Great fun for: Hiking Nature Viewing Outdoor Learning Picnicking Scenic Driving Water Activities”
263 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Old San Juan, the old Spanish town, takes you back in time. You have to visit the Forts and walk around its streets. Spend the whole day walking around :)”
181 locals recommend
“Visit this Historical Landmark was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in 1983. Was built in the 16th century to protect the city.”
95 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This relatively new museum is beautiful and has a small collection of some of the best contemporary Puerto Rican artists. The pond with the Koi fish is also pretty.”
98 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Smaller than Plaza Las Americas. Recent construction, very beautiful, with high-end stores like Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo among others”
86 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Speakeasy type bar with lots of cocktail drinks made with local products. ”
106 locals recommend
“At this popular plaza, restaurants and bars are clustered around a daytime market. Highlights include the Cuban fare at Asere and the San Juan Smokehouse for barbecue. Nearby, Paxx Caraballo Moll, named one of Food and Wine Magazine’s best new chefs of 2019, helms the kitchen at Jungle BaoBao, inside the neon, tiki-style bar JungleBird. BTW: La Placita gets busy as the night progresses, with dancing patrons spilling into the streets. Arrive early to eat; stay late for drinks and entertainment. ”
130 locals recommend
Housing Development
“Located on the headland overlooking the entrance to San Juan Bay, El Morro Fort (Castillo San Felipe del Morro) was built to protect the city of San Juan from seaborne enemies”
70 locals recommend
“Famous amongst locals for its Spanish style service and food. A bit hefty on pricing but a good option to live like a local”
88 locals recommend
“Old San Juan is a 465 year old neighborhood protected by a wall and fortresses build by the Spaniards. Filled with Spanish colonial homes and blue cobble stones streets. Old San Juan is fascinating. You can go during the day or at night. Bring comfortable shoes. There are several good restaurants, bars, museums, Fortress (Castillo San Felipe del Morro & Castillo San Cristobal), art galleries, etc. Grab a map and visit the different Plazas. Not to be miss are Plaza del Quinto Centenario, Plaza de Armas, Paseo de la Princesa among others. After walking a lot, I recommend you take a break and have a Medalla or Magna beer (local beers) at the corner of Calle Del Cristo with Calle De La Fortaleza there is a cute street cafe on this corner “La Danza” but seat outside and enjoy the people walking by. Visit the Old San Juan Cathedral at 151 Calle del Cristo, across from the church there is a very charming Hotel called "El Convento", go inside to look, it used to be a nun convent. At night Old San Juan is magical, where bohemians stroll from bar to bar for exquisite drinks and social interaction. A place not to be miss is La Factoria. This the number one bar in the island and listed in Here you can taste signature cocktails made by the masters of mixologists. Weekends may get very crowded but still worthy. Calle San Sebastian corner of Calle San Jose. Old San Juan has a lot offer for grown ups and for kids. I'm sure is going to be unforgettable experience.”
96 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“If time allows a trip to the El Yunque National Forest, please give it a visit! Several hiking trails that can take you to a waterfall to swim in. Several drive by waterfall features that require a simple walk to view. Follow instructions and pick up a map at visitors center. Rangers give talks in English and Spanish, consult website for times. ”
96 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“You will arguably find the best Puerto Rican food in this spot. They have various locations so feel free to locate the closest one to you. Their "sister company", Cayo Caribe essentially​ serves the same menu. Feel free to locate whichever is closest to you. ”
74 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“You don't come to PR for the pizza but this place offers much more than that. Great food and apps with good service and ambience at a great price.”
49 locals recommend
“Usually calm to small seas. Good for families, swimmers, SUP, snorkeling and hanging out. Can get very crowded on holidays. One side has paid parking, $3.90- no amenities. The other side has free parking, food vendors. Some people fish off the piers. Fun to jump off and swim in! Be a good swimmer for the jumps! With big swells, you will see surfers and bodyboarders. To the extreme west side is the surf break Gas Chambers. Use caution when waves are large. ”
62 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Plaza del Mercado, or La Placita as it’s more commonly known, is a traditional market during the day. It truly comes to life in the evening though, as the streets fill with people enjoying the many bars and restaurants that surround it. Visit La Placita in the evening (Thursday through Saturday are the busiest nights), and you’ll be treated to live music and dancing in the streets. Grab a bite to eat or a drink, then join in the fun … the festive atmosphere is contageous!”
76 locals recommend
Theme Park
“ For the adventure thrill seekers this is the place for you one of the biggest Zip line parks in the world. It’s a long ride from luquillo but well Worth it.”
82 locals recommend