Unforgettable! 8 Of The Best Things Do In Puerto Rico (From A Local)

Great Activities & The Best Things To Do In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s attractions range from the adventurous Ziplining in the jungle to exploring ancient sugar mills in the country.

And there are plenty of options between the two extremes. How about Surfing just off the coast of San Juan, walking through the ancient streets of Old San Juan or even finally, how about the amazing deep-sea fishing in the Caribean.

Check out this list of the 8 best things to do in Puerto Rico from the perspective of a local!

Unmissable Bioluminescent Bay!

Of the 5 bioluminescent bays in the world, you can find 3 of them in Puerto Rico. This is one of the best things to do in Puerto Rico!

Of all the things to do when you visit this magnificent country, kayaking in Puerto Rico is essentially unmissable, especially considering the geological beauty of the bioluminescent bays.

The three Bio Bays measured in proximity from San Juan are…

Bio Bay | Kayaing, One Of The Best Things To Do In Puerto Rico


The Bacardi Distillery Experience!

The famous rum that fuelled the pirates of the exploration age and inspired ‘Despacito’ – you cannot leave Puerto Rico, and especially San Juan before you tour the Bacardi distillery!

This tour is a perfect thing to do whether you are a family, a group, travelling alone, or travelling with your significant other. The Bacardi Distillery is unmissable!

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Old San Juan Walking Tour

Walking tours are among my favourite things to do whenever I go to a new city or a new destination.

A great walking tour will both teach you a lot about the place that you spend some time in and visiting but also give your journey some significance as you go forward. 

San Juan has some unbelievable walking tours that will do more than introduce you to the city and country, but make you feel at home and like a local in it. 

This is my favourite walking tour. Book Online Now – Spaces Fill Quickly!

Surfing – La Pared Beach

La Pared is a surfing beach in the northeastern town of Luquillo. Now! amazingly, this is very close and potentially walking distance from San Juan! Making it the perfect location for you as a beginner or you with your family.

With 3 to 5-foot waves, La Pared is the perfect place for beginners with different size breaks over a nice and soft sandy bottom.

Whether you want just nice day on the sand, or instead you are interested in learning how to surf, you have to check this out!

Book Online Your Surfing Lessons Here (Places Fill Fast)

More Surfing In Puerto Rico, San Juan – Pine Grove Beach

This is another must do in San Juan and one of THE things to do in Puerto Rico!

Pine Grove is settled into the heart of San Juan’s coastline on the beautiful northern coast of Puerto Rico! It is the ideal beach for learning how to surf or taking it easy and trawling in some friendly beginner waves. Similar to La Pared, you must visit this wonderful beach while you are in Puerto Rico!

Book Online Your Surfing Lessons Here!


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Surfing | One Of The Best Things To Do In Puerto Rico!


Puerto Rico is often referred to by fishermen as ‘The Island Of Enchantment’.

It is no wonder when you do some research into discovering the amazing kind of variety of fish that you can fish for in the beautiful, warm and blue waters of the Caribbean. 

And thanks to the glorious Yucatan current – you can cast a line and draw from the depths a range of species from Marlin to Mahi Mahi to Bonefish and Jacks + more around the Puerto Rican coastline. 

Book Your Fishing Expedition Now – this is the best I have found through my time in Puerto Rico – they will sort you out, and you are sure bound to return with a fridge full of fish!

A Classic Experience | Swim With The Turles & Explore Old Sugar Mills

This encapsulates most the gorgeous beauty of Puerto Rico at it’s finest!

Explore some abandoned Sugar Mill ruins in Puerto Rico plus then go and swim with some of the friendliest turtles this magnificent country has to offer.

This is extremely popular! So make sure you reserve your seat now!

Book Online The Ruins & Turtle Experience Here!

Ziplining In Puerto Rico | Great Adventure Activity In Puerto Rico!

What is the most exciting thing you can do in the jungle? Well, it must be Ziplining of course! 

This is the greatest zipline adventure I have found in Puerto Rico!.

Book Ziplining Online Here – this is extremely popular so you don’t want to miss out on your seat!