Puerto Rico is gifted with many wonderful attractions that travelers will surely love. In fact, it has so many sights and activities that the unaware traveler might be overwhelmed and end up missing the best attractions this island offers. It is a pity to travel to one of the hottest destinations in the world without visiting some of Puerto Rico’s world class destinations. So when you are visiting the island, make sure that you prioritize the following top rated attractions:
Río Camuy Cave Park
The Río Camuy Cave Park easily beats some close competitors. For one, the Camuy cave system’s claim to fame is its being the third largest in the world. The tour will take you through an underground river and subterranean ravine. If you are the sporty and daring type, there is an eco-excursion where you can mud-slide, rappel down the mouth of a cave, body raft, and free jump through this subterranean world.
The Vieques Biobay
The Vieques Biobay is best experienced on a moonless night. Kayak through mangrove trees and you will know what the fuss is all about. Your oars glow green in the water and when you dive in, you will see your sparkling body in the middle of the black night.
Thanks to its climate, geography, as well as conservation efforts of local authorities, the Vieques Biobay is considered as one of the most bioluminescent bays in the planet. For many tourists, it is the most amazing experience the island has to offer.
If you are a beach person, then Dorado is the right place for you. Founded in 1842, this tourist town features miles of stunning beaches. You will love the golden sand, the crystal-clear water, and the heat of the sun. Aside from beaches, Dorado is also popular for its golf courses and large resort complexes, including the Hyatt. You will not be disappointed with Dorado if you want to visit a colorful town center.
Castillo de San Felipe del Morro
The Castillo de San Felipe del Morro is the most recognizable landmark in Old San Juan. Protecting San Juan since the 16th century, this magnificent six-level fortress gives you a walk through Puerto Rico’s military history. Here, you can see cannons facing the ocean, check out a guard box, have a feel of how soldiers used to work and live during the colonial times, and see the improvements made by the Americans during World War II.
Founded in 1804, Barranquitas is perhaps the most charming mountain town in the island. Surrounded by lush vegetation, this is the perfect place for nature lovers. This quiet town of 25,000 people produces coffee and fruits. The main plaza is a beautiful place to sit and watch people. Barranquitas is the home of many famous Puerto Rican figures, including Luis Munoz Rivera.