Playa de Jobos

The northwest coast is littered with exceptional surf breaks, but this is the best for beginners, a picture-perfect bay with soft sand and consistent waves all year round.

Rincón

The surf capital of the Caribbean boasts killer waves, spectacular sunsets and Isla Desecheo, an underwater paradise just offshore.

Mayagüez

Soak up the colonial charm of this once grand city, best known for its stock of majestic buildings, cream-filled cakes and potent sangría.

Isla de Mona

For true adventure, spend a couple of days exploring this isolated island reserve, a haven of unique wildlife and untouched beaches.

Cabo Rojo

This scenic cape topped by a Spanish lighthouse looms high above pounding waves, a seductive beach and a shimmering expanse of salt flats.

San Germán

Wander the beguiling streets of this remarkably well-preserved town, its mansions, churches and neat plazas frozen in seventeenth-century splendour.

La Parguera

Delve into the labyrinth of mangrove cays near this seaside village of bright clapboard houses, or dive down to La Pared, an underwater wall smothered in marine life.

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