Puerto del Rey

El Yunque & East Coast

Standing behind a breakwater 2 miles south of Fajardo and around 5.5 miles north of the ferry dock, this is one of the largest marinas (more than 1000 wet slips) in the region. Many yachts stop here to take advantage of the facilities and it is a hub for sailing, diving and fishing charters aimed at visitors.

The marina includes a complete village with a restaurant, market, laundry facilities, ATM, car rental and all manner of boat-hauling and maintenance capabilities. This is the place to ask around if you'd like to crew on a boat headed out to the Caribbean, back to the US mainland or even across the Atlantic.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby El Yunque & East Coast attractions

1. Medio Mundo y Daguao Reserva Natural


Pioneering nonprofit Para la Naturaleza acquired 3408 acres of land in the Roosevelt Roads US Navy base for conservation purposes. Currently, it offers…

2. Parque las Croabas

5.33 MILES

On the eastern side of Fajardo's peninsula, this small seaside park is edged by seafood restaurants looking across the water to Culebra. There's not much…

3. Playa Seven Seas

5.73 MILES

On the southwestern shore of Las Cabezas' peninsula, Playa Seven Seas is a sheltered, palm-shaded, horseshoe-shaped public beach. Quiet at times, it gets…

4. Cabezas de San Juan Reserva Natural


A nodule of land on Puerto Rico’s northeast tip, this Para La Naturaleza–run reserve protects the Laguna Grande bioluminescent bay, rare flora and fauna,…

5. El Faro de las Cabezas de San Juan

6.68 MILES

Built in 1882, El Faro de las Cabezas de San Juan is Puerto Rico’s oldest lighthouse. Adorned with rich neoclassical detail and topped by a distinctive…

6. Las Paylas

7.15 MILES

This series of natural waterslides in El Yunque's foothills is popular with locals, especially on weekends. The water bounces over boulders, ending in a…

7. Playa La Pared

8.14 MILES

A block from Luquillo’s plaza, this is the place to catch a surf break, admire the sculpture by local artist Carlos Guzmán, grab a bite from a gourmet…

8. Malecón de Naguabo

8.31 MILES

One of the set locations for The Rum Diary movie, Naguabo's waterfront is a long, pleasant malecón (promenade) overlooking the bay, with dramatic views of…