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
195 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
140 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
113 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
109 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
77 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
60 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
41 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
39 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
37 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
31 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
21 Saves

Hike to Gozalandia Falls

Puerto Rico / Gozlandia Falls Trailhead

Gozalandia Falls, located in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico - on the West side of the island, features a 60ft+ tall waterfall as the main attraction.

Ryan Noeker
15 Saves

Explore Monk's Bath Tidal Pools in St. Croix

Puerto Rico / Monk's Bath Parking

Monk’s Bath Tidal Pools is interesting but do not go exactly at low tide as the water is too low and many of the pools will not have much water.

John Maurizi
5 Saves

Relax at Rainbow Beach, St. Croix

Puerto Rico / Rainbow Beach Parking

Rainbow Beach is one of the more popular beaches on St. Croix. It is not associated with any resort and only a few minutes outside Frederiksted on Route 63.

John Maurizi
3 Saves