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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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 .
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.
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.