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a beautiful beach in Puerto Rico

If you are looking for the most top-rated places to vacation, then Puerto Rico should be on the top of your list. This US territory has a place for everyone, from the pristine shores to the vibrant beach towns. As with any other trip, you must pick the best vacation destinations to enjoy your time.

Please keep reading to discover the most beautiful places to visit and stay in Puerto Rico.

Visit Old San Juan

The first vacation spot on our list today is Old San Juan. This historic district is home to pristine beaches and rich cultural experiences. Not only that, but Old San Juan also offers unique attractions and colorful streets. From the old Spanish military forts to the 16th and 17th century architecture, you will have the chance to travel back in time when you visit this historic district. Puerto Rico’s capital will satisfy all your travel wishes, whether you plan to tie the knot, hold business meetings, or enjoy your honeymoon.

El Yunque National Forest

Apart from the pristine beaches, Puerto Rico is also home to the only tropical rainforest in the United States. A tour of the El Yunque National Forest is an excellent opportunity to escape the realities of everyday life. This mountainous rain forest is diverse with unique plants and animals, including the native coqui frog. It is the perfect vacation spot for hiking, swimming, or enjoying stunning views. Island Journey offers tours to El Yunque National Forest. You can book a spot here

a large waterfall over a rocky cliff


Rincón is home to fantastic surfing beaches and rich history. It is frequented by many international travelers hence its name Gringo Paradise. The sandy beaches in this beach town are also ideal for your dream beach wedding or relaxation.


Isabela is every beach lover’s paradise, and its warm Atlantic waters and lush green landscape make it undoubtedly among the best beach vacation destinations in Puerto Rico. Here you will explore more than three miles of coastline and picturesque cliffs, reefs, and rocks. The sweet melodies of the  Atlantic waves make it one of the best places to unwind and meditate. Moreover, the friendly locals and great local food will make you feel at home.

Playa Flamenco

Playa Flamenco is just what you need if you are looking for a top-rated romantic and quiet vacation destination. With pristine white shores and beautiful crystalline waters, Playa Flamenco is the best place to reconnect with a loved one or unwind. Since Playa Flamenco tends to get a bit crowded, it would be best to visit the beach during the week.

Mosquito Bioluminescent Bay

The glowing Mosquito Bay is undoubtedly a natural wonder to behold. This rare ecosystem occurs due to various factors, including high temperatures, shallow waters, high nutrients, and low circulation. These factors create the perfect habitat for microscopic organisms known as dinoflagellates. These organisms glow in the dark when disturbed, creating an incredible sight. One way to catch every moment of this phenomenon is through a kayak. You can also swim or watch the rare view from the shores.  

Bioluminescence Puerto Rico

Isla Desecheo

It is the top destination for romantics and divers. Located 19 km from Rincón, this beautiful island is one of the most amazing scuba diving spots in the Caribbean. It is also the perfect spot to view the coral reefs and watch unique, rare species like the creole fish, cottonwick, and the green moray. This inhibited island is managed by The US Fish and Wildlife Service.


Guanica is one of the modern towns that has maintained its cultural heritage. It is the dream tourist destination for nature lovers and history enthusiasts. Visit The Museum of Art and History of Guanica and the Guanica Parador to go back in time. You can also stop by the Guanica Lighthouse Ruins before heading to Azul Beach or Gilligan’s Island to unwind.


A trip to this Caribbean island is not complete if you don’t visit Fajardo. Home to top-rated hotels and delicious seafood, Fajardo is undoubtedly one of the best destinations for romantics and nature lovers. Its proximity to Palomino makes it an excellent destination, regardless of your travel needs.

Final Thoughts

Are you looking for a different destination? If you are, our team is ready to help you explore all the beautiful destinations in Puerto Rico.