Top things to do in El Yunque & East Coast

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Fajardo

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, mangroves, lush rainforest, and is home to an important scien…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in El Yunque

El Yunque National Forest

The US National Forest System's only rainforest, El Yunque is one of Puerto Rico's highlights. Access the lush forest along 25 miles or so of trails, passing waterfalls and crisscrossing rivers on route – there's a …
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Yabucoa

Reserva Natural Humedal Punta Tuna

This lush wetland reserve spans 1.4 miles of coastline, just north of the Faro Punta Tuna. Interpretive trails through the mangroves and along the beach impart interesting information about the ecology, flora and fa…
Top Choice Puerto Rican in Luquillo

Kioskos de Luquillo

Luquillo’s 60 beachfront food stalls line the western edge of Hwy 3, serving up delicious dishes at budget-friendly prices. Choose from sit-down restaurants to rustic beach bars selling everything from comida crioll…
Top Choice Steak in Fajardo

La Estación

This gas station turned top-notch Nuyorican barbecue nods to its former life – perhaps an old dashboard or a steering-wheel spit. The menu is just as creative, with steak and seafood served alongside zesty sauces in…
Top Choice Health Food in El Yunque

Degree 18 Juice Bar

This open-air cafe-bar serves spectacular smoothies, juices and açaí bowls. Ingredients are fresh and tropical, made with fruits, herbs and spices from their garden. After tackling El Yunque's trails, the Funky Monk…
Top Choice Ice Cream in El Yunque

Peccas Helado Artesanal

After a hot and sweaty hike through El Yunque, this artisan ice-cream shop makes the perfect stop-off. All the flavorsome ice creams, sorbets, shakes and frozen yogurts are made from natural ingredients, so go for s…
Top Choice Food Truck in Luquillo

Bistro del Mar

This tiny food cart packs a taste-bud punch with tempting takes on Puerto Rican and pan-Latin eats. Order mofongos, quesadillas, seafood ceviche and more – and don't miss the stuffed avocado or coconut fries. It mak…
Top Choice Cafe in El Yunque

Lluvia Deli Bar

This stylish contemporary cafe dishes up a range of creative meals, from excellent breakfasts – don't miss the guava pancakes – to lunchtime outsized sandwiches, salads, flatbread pizza and more. The orange juice is…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Naguabo

Reserva Natural Humacao Efraín Archilla Díez

Almost 3200 acres of former sugarcane plantation has 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 fish; turt…