El Yunque & East Coast attractions

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Fajardo & Around

Cabezas de San Juan Reserva Natural

A 316-acre nodule of land on Puerto Rico’s extreme northeast tip, the Cabezas de San Juan Reserva Natural protects the Laguna Grande bioluminescent bay, rare flora and fauna, mangroves, lush rainforest, various trai…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in El Yunque

El Yunque National Forest

The only rainforest in the US National Forest System, El Yunque is a highlight of any visit to Puerto Rico. Visitors enjoy access to the lush, verdant forest along 37km of paths, often passing waterfalls and rivers …
Top Choice Beach in Fajardo & Around

Playa Seven Seas

On the southwestern shore of the peninsula of Las Cabezas, Playa Seven Seas is a sheltered, coconut-palm-shaded, horseshoe-shaped public beach. Quiet and slow at times, it gets packed on weekends and during summer. …
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Yabucoa & Around

Reserva Natural Humedal Punta Tuna

This lush wetland reserve spans 2.2km of coastline, just north of the Punta Tuna Lighthouse. Interpretive trails through the mangrove and along the beach provide interesting information on the reserve's ecology, flo…
Top Choice Beach in Luquillo & Around

Playa Luquillo

Luquillo is synonymous with the fabulous Playa Luquillo. Set on a calm bay facing northwest and protected from the easterly trade winds, the public part of this beach makes a mile-long arc to a point of sand shaded …
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Naguabo & Around

Humacao Nature Reserve

Almost 3200 acres once used for a sugarcane plantation have been given back to nature at this gem of a nature reserve. Mangroves and palm trees provide shade for lagoons that serve as havens for myriad birds and fis…
Village in Naguabo & Around

Playa Húcares

One of the set locations for The Rum Diary movie, Playa Húcares doesn’t actually have a beach – the waterfront is a long pleasant malecón (boardwalk) overlooking the bay and the surrounding hills. It does have drama…
Archaeological Site in El Yunque

El Hippie Petroglyphs

Several Taíno petroglyphs can be seen along the Río Blanco in the foothills of El Yunque. Located just south of a swimming hole known as 'El Hippie,' they're carved on two huge rocks along the river. Travelers can a…
Lighthouse in Fajardo & Around

El Faro de las Cabezas de San Juan

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 Spanish colonial tower, it overlooks the peninsula’s steep, cra…
Waterfall in El Yunque

La Mina Falls

To marvel at these falls, or to take a splash in some water, take the steep 30- to 45-minute hike (1.1km) from the Palo Colorado information Center down the mountain to the base of the falls. Here you’ll find the 35…