The Best Outdoor Activities in Puerto Rico

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Hike Through the El Yunque Rain Forest

Puerto Rico / El Yunque Trail

Hiking the El Yunque Trail is a 5 mile round trip, about 3 to 4 hours in duration, with a moderate to difficult skill level.

Emily Kent
150 Saves

Explore La Cueva del Indio (Indian Cave)

Puerto Rico / Cueva del Indio

La Cueva del Indio is one of the most beautiful places on the island of Puerto Rico – there's nothing quite like witnessing the majesty of a sunset on the cliff, and yet it's still incredible all day.

Jake Hougaard
107 Saves

Explore Culebra Island

Puerto Rico / Culebra Island

At Flamenco Beach, which is always ranked among the top 5 beaches in the world, the water is incredibly blue, and the sand is white and soft.

Jake Hougaard
98 Saves

Hike to Cueva Ventana (The Window Cave)

Puerto Rico / Cueva Ventana, Arecibo, PR

Take a short and easy guided hike up to and through the cave to this amazing view of the surrounding landscape and the Rio Grande de Puerto Rico, the river that runs below the cave.

Jake Hougaard
88 Saves

Explore Juan Diego Falls

Puerto Rico / Juan Diego Falls Trailhead

Juan Diego Falls are a pair of waterfalls that can be accessed by an incredibly short and ignored trail when passing through El Yunque.

Yanick R
59 Saves

Snorkel at Tamarindo Beach

Puerto Rico / Tamarindo Beach

Navigating to Tamarindo Beach is a simple left off 251 before you get to Flamenco Beach and has a small parking area with a kayak ramp.

Yanick R
44 Saves

Swim at El Ataud

Puerto Rico / El Ataud

If you're heading out of Adjuntas, take Route 10 N and make a right onto Route 123 N, follow that until you can make a left onto Route 123 S.

Danny McGee
25 Saves

Explore Playa la Pared

Puerto Rico / La Pared

Wake up early for the sunrise on the beach and you won't regret it! Unless of course you hate beautiful sunrises...

Lara Paul
24 Saves

Camp at Sun Bay Beach

Puerto Rico / Sun Bay Beach

Vieques Island is a pleasant one hour ferry ride from Fajardo, Puerto Rico (and budget friendly at only $4 round trip!) Upon arrival at the ferry port in Vieques, hop on one of the waiting cabs and .

Kelly Park
23 Saves

Hike to Arbol Solitario

Puerto Rico / Arbol Solitario Pull-Off

About halfway between Cayey and Ponce, you will see a runaway truck ramp on the north side of the highway.

Danny McGee
17 Saves

Camp at Flamenco Beach

Puerto Rico / Flamenco Beach

If camping on a postcard perfect tropical island is on your bucket list, Flamenco Beach is a must.   Take the ferry from the port in Fajardo (40 min drive from San Juan Airport) to Culebra Island.

Kelly Park
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