Things to do in Puerto Rico

Our most recommended things to do in Puerto Rico

From Fajardo: Full-Day Culebra Islands Catamaran Tour

1. From Fajardo: Full-Day Culebra Islands Catamaran Tour

Discover an area off the beaten path on this full-day catamaran tour to the Cordillera Islands. Departing from Puerto Del Rey Marina in Fajardo, the 50-55 minute journey on the high-speed catamaran will take you to the beautiful Cordillera Islands, off the coast of Fajardo. Upon arriving at the Cordillera Islands, the captain will decide which beach will have the best conditions for the day, usually Flamenco or Culebrita beach. Spend the afternoon swimming, snorkeling, beachcombing, sunbathing, or relaxing on the roof deck. Throughout the day, the bar onboard the catamaran is open for all guests with Piña Coladas, Rum Punch, sodas, iced teas, and juices. A sumptuous lunch is served on board, including fresh fruit, chicken salad or veggie wraps, salads, and chips.

San Juan: Swimming and Snorkeling Tour with Turtles

2. San Juan: Swimming and Snorkeling Tour with Turtles

Get up close and personal with sea turtles at Escambron Marine Park. Explore the vibrant coral reefs that are home to an abundance of sea turtles. Great for beginners, this is the perfect adventure for all the family. Meet your instructor at the Marine Park to start your thrilling adventure. Once checked in, your guide will hand out the snorkeling gear, give you a quick safety briefing and teach you how to snorkel. Dive into the warm Caribbean Sea and explore the underwater world with your guide. Immerse yourself in the turquoise waters, surrounded by sea turtles, vibrant coral reefs, and tropical fish. Enjoy an adventure that you won’t forget, swimming with one of the planet's oldest living species.

Carolina: ATV Adventure at Campo Rico Ranch with Guide

3. Carolina: ATV Adventure at Campo Rico Ranch with Guide

Discover the landscape around San Juan with this ATV tour on a private ranch in the countryside outside of Carolina. Experience the verdant beauty of the jungle on your thrilling ride with 2,200 acres of private land at your disposal. Upon arrival, meet the guides and get basic instructions and safety procedures before you set off. Hop aboard your ATV and follow the guides. Feel the power beneath you as you track through the different trails of a secret tropical paradise. Marvel at magnificent views of the mountains and mangroves. Come across lagoons and curious limestone rock formations. Keep a lookout for the native wildlife roaming freely in their natural habitats. Learn the history of the countryside and its flora and fauna during narrated breaks. Then, go to the hilltop Mojito Bar and cool down with some refreshing drinks of your choice. Purchase souvenirs at the on-site gift shop, where you can also rent GoPro cameras and other equipment to turn your ride into an experience to remember.

San Juan: Casa Bacardi Distillery

4. San Juan: Casa Bacardi Distillery

Immerse yourself in the world of rum with a tour of the Casa Bacardi distillery. Choose from three different experiences including a tour focused on the company's legacy, trying your hand at mixology, or becoming an expert rum-taster. Explore the distillery's historical landmarks and learn all about the history and craft of rum-making as you select from one of the following experiences: Legacy Tour Travel back in time to discover the history of Bacardi family. Begin with a welcome craft cocktail at the iconic pavilion and take a trolley ride to the museum. Watch an informative film about the company's history before finishing at the Havana Bar for a tasting of Casa Barcardi's exclusive Special Reserve, a rum not found anywhere else in the world. Mixology Class Learn how to create the perfect Mojito and Shaken Piña Colada at a fun and interactive mixology class. Learn about the history of these cocktails as well as some cool bar tricks and skills. The class also includes a welcome cocktail at the pavilion, a visit to the museum, and a tasting of the exclusive Special Reserve. Rum Tasting Tour Become a rum maestro as you learn how to taste rum the expert way. Enjoy the taste of a range of Bacardi rums paired with chocolate as you learn all about their history. The class also includes a welcome cocktail at the pavilion, a visit to the museum, and a tasting of the exclusive Special Reserve.

From San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Waterslide Tour

5. From San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Waterslide Tour

Go on an adventure to the rainforest and learn about different natural gems on this guided day trip. With courtesy transportation included, you can experience a journey of historical experiences. Upon arriving at your destination, visit the east side of the El Yunque Rainforest to enjoy a short hike to the first waterfall. There, you can enjoy the landscape, swim in the water, rope swing, or free dive from multiple heights. Further up the trail, there is another watering hole with a natural rock slide and cliff jump into the river. Learn about the history of the rainforest, iguanas, guava trees, bamboos, and 100-year-old trees. Marvel at nature and explore a Puerto Rican rainforest. End your trip by having lunch at a local small family-owned restaurant that serves authentic grandma-style food for an additional cost. On this tour, you can enjoy a unique local experience with our team of local guides.

Carabalí Rainforest Park: Rainforest Horseback Riding Tour

6. Carabalí Rainforest Park: Rainforest Horseback Riding Tour

Enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of the Carabalí Rainforest Park. Admire the stunning flora and fauna of a unique ecosystem on a guided family-friendly horseback tour, suitable for all abilities. Upon arrival, meet your ideal horse who will be matched with you according to your height, weight, and riding ability. Have a short safety briefing for a safe and fun excursion, before departing on your adventure through the lush natural surroundings. Ride through the beautiful landscape of the rainforest, admiring the vibrant colors of various plant species around you. Explore the foothills of El Yunque National Forest and ride along the banks of the Mameyes River. Learn a little bit about the natural history of the area, as well as the organization of the park itself. Choose between a 1-hour or 2-hour riding tour and enjoy a relaxing day in a serene natural retreat.

Fajardo: El Yunque Rainforest Hike and Waterslide Adventure

7. Fajardo: El Yunque Rainforest Hike and Waterslide Adventure

Immerse youself in the spectacular El Yunque Rainforest as you enjoy a day of guided hiking. Encounter watering holes, rope swining, and climb a rock water slide. Meet your guide at the meeting point and follow them into the rainforest in your own vehicle. Start your experience with a short hike to the first mineral water watering hole. Enjoy the landscape, swim in the water, rope swing, or free dive from multiple heights. Next, embark on a second hike for a different watering hole. At this stop, climb up a natural rock slide and feel the thrill of jumping off a 40-foot cliff into the river. Learn all about the rainforest as you go from your guide as you get to know it as a local. Hear historical facts and information about the ecosystem as you go about your trip.

Puerto Rico: Guided East Coast Jet Ski Tour to Isla Verde

8. Puerto Rico: Guided East Coast Jet Ski Tour to Isla Verde

Experience a thrilling adventure in and around the San Jose Lagoon and all the way to the coast and beaches of Isla Verde on a jet ski tour through the tropical waters of Puerto Rico's north coast. After a short safety briefing and training session, depart from the home base at Cangrejos Yacht Club and journey into the best waters of the Caribbean along the beaches of Isla Verde. Enjoy a memorable journey into the mangroves of the San José Lagoon, pass under the Baldorioty de Castro Bridge, all the way down to the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge, one of the biggest bridges in Puerto Rico. After, pass by the coast of the beach of Isla Verde. Make a stop to jump in the water and go through the Isla Verde coast, one of the most beautiful spots in the area. Admire the incredible scenery as you explore the water world. Let loose and experience the raw power of your jet ski.

Carabalí Rainforest Park: Beach Horseback Riding

9. Carabalí Rainforest Park: Beach Horseback Riding

Discover the beach of the Carabalí Rainforest Park on a guided horseback ride, suitable for all abilities. Go off the beaten path to experience a change of pace and scenery while taking in the Caribbean views. Upon arrival, meet your ideal horse who will be matched with you according to your height, weight, and riding ability. Have a short safety briefing for a safe and fun excursion, before departing on your adventure through the lush natural surroundings. Ride through a part of the rainforest, admiring the vibrant colors of various plant species around you. See the stunning flora and fauna of a unique ecosystem, and the foothills of El Yunque National Forest Ride along the banks of the Mameyes River to some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Puerto Rico. Learn a little bit about the natural history of the area, as well as the organization of the park itself with your guide. Then, you will return back to the starting point.

Carabalí Rainforest Park: UTV Adventure Tour

10. Carabalí Rainforest Park: UTV Adventure Tour

Embark on a UTV adventure through the Carabalí Rainforest Park near the El Yunque National Forest. Admire the spectacular scenery in the area as you get off-road using the power of your 4×4 vehicle. Upon arrival, receive a safety introduction and instructions on how to correctly operate your vehicle. Gear up with helmets before speeding off on this offroad adventure. Set off on either a Honda Pioneer or Can Am Maverick UTV and begin to explore this special part of Puerto Rico's east coast. Take in panoramic views of the island's lush scenery as you discover the El Yunque Forest.

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What people are saying about Puerto Rico

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3,643 reviews

I wanted the chocolate tour but it wasn't for 1.5 hours. Bacardi graciously let me switch to a mixology tour which at first I didn't want but my taxi was waiting for me the entire time. To not abuse the taxi driver's kindness I took earlier tour for mixology, and I really enjoyed it. I'm glad I switched to mixology. Tour guide was friendly and informative. It was a very fun tour, and it included 3 drinks. :)

Adriana, Luis, and Mitchell gave the three of us a great tour. This was a safe, slow and easy hike. They accommodated everyone, including the 60+ ages. Would do again. Enjoyed the water luge, rope swing and jumping off the tall boulders a couple of times.

We loved this tour! Our kids (ages 7 & 9) were able to paddle with us. The guides were wonderful and shared excellent information about the dinoflagellates and the ecosystem. We have already highly recommended this to friends!

Nahomie was an excellent guide. Very personable and informative. She's a kind person as well!

Staff was excellent ! Need more snorkeling and less beach at Flamenco