see + do
Puerto Rico see + do
Activities in Puerto Rico take advantage of the Caribbean island's immense cultural and geographic resources. The beaches, naturally, are popular, both on Puerto Rico's northern (Atlantic) coast and the calmer Caribbean side. History buffs can explore the past by touring the colonial cities of Ponce and San Juan, with its impressive fortress El Morro. Nature lovers enjoy protected rainforests (El Yunque) and Vieques's glow-in-the-dark bioluminescent bay. Athletes enjoy surfing, kiteboarding, snorkeling and scuba diving, kayaking, fishing, biking, and golf. If you're the sightseeing type, Puerto Rico has rum companies, coffee plantations, and cigar-making factories to visit—all of which produce great souvenirs. No matter how you spend the bulk of your time, fit in at least one afternoon or late-night espresso in the central plaza—every town has one—where locals gather to gossip and people-watch, as well as to chat with interested visitors.