Best things to do in Puerto Rico

Located in The Caribbean, and known as the “Island of Enchantment”, Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States. The archipelago is famous for its interesting history and diverse heritage, with colonial architecture, beautiful landscapes and warm locals that will take you out to dance.

Located on the southern shore of Vieques Island in Puerto Rico, Mosquito Bay is known as the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world (declared by Guinness World Record in 2006).

This magical bay It is filled with millions of dinoflagellates (or plankton-like bioluminescent microorganisms), about 1,000,000 to 2,100,000 per gallon, one of the highest concentration of them in the world.


Old San Juan is a vibrant and enchanting neighborhood nestled within the capital city of Puerto Rico. Steeped in rich history, this UNESCO World Heritage site offers a captivating blend of colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and vibrant colors that transport visitors back in time. Although the area doesn’t have beaches, it is famous for its dining, nightlife, and colonial vibe and architecture. It is the second oldest city established in America, and one of the most historically significant destination in the Caribbean.


Located on the corner of the islet of San Juan and overlooking the Bay, El Castillo San Felipe del Morro or “San Felipe del Morro Fortress” is one of Puerto Rico’s most famous forts and one of the largest fortifications built by Spain in the Caribbean. The six-level military outpost was used by Spain and later United States during the colonization era of Puerto Rico.

Vieques is a beautiful island located 7 miles northeast of mainland Puerto Rico, known as a quiet and uncrowded destination, featuring incredible natural beauty and breathtaking scenery. It is famous for being the home to brightest bioluminescent bay in the world (declared by the Guinness World Record in 2006), Mosquito Bay, as well as beach coves and the largest natural wildlife refuge in The Caribbean, 60% of Vieques is covered by it.

Horses roam free in this island, where there are no traffic lights but colorful and colonial towns.

Located 20 miles northeast of mainland Puerto Rico, Culebra is a small archipelago (about 7 miles long), famous for its beautiful beaches, laid-back vibe and world-class diving reefs, known as an uncrowded, secluded destination.

The island doesn’t have big resorts, big cities or traffic and most importantly, no stress, ideal to relax and disconnect. This peaceful tropical island has a lot of natural wonders to explore and reefs with colorful marine fauna, as well as beautiful beaches, history and friendly locals. More than the 20% of the island is a National Wildlife Refuge.

Located on the northwestern area of Puerto Rico and just 1 hour and a half from San Juan, Camuy is a little town (known as the romantic city for whatever reason) famous for the Camuy river and the Camuy River Caverns Park, a 268-acre park with the third largest cave system and underground river (which helped shape the caves) in the world, and presumed to be 45 millions years old.

The underground river flows through dramatic landscapes of sinkholes, unique formations and several caves with stalactites, stalagmites and interesting fauna, like bats and blind fishes.

Puerto Rico is famous for its vibrant culture, its beautiful beaches and its historic heritage. But what about its food? Puerto Rican Cuisine is a mix of diverse influences and strong flavors, European, African and Indigenous (Tainos). Although it might be a little similar to other latin cuisines, the native ingredients and techniques are quite unique to Puerto Rico.


Rum is an exquisite distilled spirit made by the fermentation and mix of sugarcane, syrup, juice and molasses. It’s part of the tradition of Puerto Rico, sometimes known as the rum capital of the world, dating back centuries to the sugarcane productions in the 15th century.

Bacardi is the most famous puerto rican rum and the biggest distillery, however, there other options that although less popular, have an equal if not higher quality.  Bacardi, Don Q and Ron del Barrilito are the biggest producers of the island, exporting more than the 70% of the rum that we drink in the US.