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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.

Castle
“Speechless!!! One of the first buildings that were built in America. It is amazing to see what the human being did in this era.”
25 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!”
74 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“Rivals any major supermarket in the States! All you need for groceries, fresh vegetables, fruits and meat and alcohol! Very convenient, just down 115 from us.”
30 locals recommend
Lingerie Store
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“El Centro de todo ! "Plaza", as it is known to many Puerto Ricans, was the first indoor mall built in Puerto Rico. It is the largest shopping mall in the Caribbean and the second largest in Latin America ! Beautiful stores and big food court ! Enjoy !”
56 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Radio Telescope operated bu the University of Central Florida. 1 hour drive”
67 locals recommend
Beach
“The most beautiful beach in PR and one of the best 10 in the world. You can access Culebra via ferry leaving from Ceiba (i can give you a phone number to call and book transportation) or by air in Vieques Air Link leaving from Old San Juan's Isla Grande Airport.”
61 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“La Copa Llena has a very eclectic menu with some wonderful tapas options. They're right on the beach and have one of the best places to catch the sunset in all of Rincon.”
29 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Bioluminescence is one of planet Earth’s best-kept secrets. Tiny organisms make the water glow at night. They found the perfect place to live in the Fajardo Bio Bay. Stir the water of the Bioluminescent Bay and lots of sparkles will activate. Glowing trails will swirl and flow with the water. The Fajardo Bio Bay Kayak Tour feels like discovering a whole new world. This bioluminescent bay is part of a nature reserve. The entrance is a beautiful mangrove channel. All along the way you are surrounded by protected life, and at night, the stars fill the sky!”
52 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“One of the top local food restaurants. No thrills and straight forward Puertorrican/Dominican diner. Great food and good service. Can't go wrong.”
47 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Probably the BEST mexican restaurant you will ever experience outside of Mexico. Simple and casual with great food at a good price.”
49 locals recommend
Bar
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“Shipwreck offers a great outside dining atmosphere. They have all types of options for food from burgers to fresh fish to Italian. They offer a kids menu as well. ”
23 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Punta Higüra lighthouse has some great vantage points to do some whale watching, checking the surf and taking sunset pictures. ”
27 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Ocean Park is a tranquil coastal neighborhood between the hotel-heavy tourism zones of Condado and Isla Verde, peppered with restaurants and shops just outside a gated residential area. One tucked-away sanctuary in high demand is the 19-room Dreamcatcher, known for its vegetarian meals (with some ingredients picked from the courtyard papaya, acerola and avocado trees) and inviting courtyards with hammocks and fountains. ”
36 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Biggest nightclub in the area. Plays popular music hits from pop/hiphop/latin/techno. ”
30 locals recommend
Bar
“Beautiful view of the Ocean from the outdoor seating for dinner or bar. Indoor seating as well. Live music on Fri/Sat. Hoppin' place. Local fare, seafood, steaks, mofongo, huge burgers. Delicious and fun. With an Ice Cream shop next door. And an excellent Barber in the mall area. Opens at 11 am.”
11 locals recommend
Bar
“Best selection of local and imported craft beer. Great service. If you are hungry, try the fish tacos and chicken fingers.”
25 locals recommend