#01 Old San Juan
Explore one of the best-preserved colonial centres in the Americas, where the narrow streets are lined with elegant townhouses and a rich choice of enticing restaurants.
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#02 Paso Fino horses
Ride these friendly horses along the beach or through the jungle and experience their exceptionally smooth gait.
#03 Playa Flamenco, Culebra
Nothing beats waking up on this unspoiled expanse of silky white sand, one of the most dazzling beaches in the world.
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The world’s largest radio telescope is an awe-inspiring sight, with plenty of thought-provoking exhibits on hand to satisfy budding scientists and aspiring astronauts.
#05 Beach hopping in Vieques
Tour the mesmerizing beaches of Vieques, precious slices of untouched Caribbean wilderness.
#06 Diving and snorkelling
The crystalline waters off Puerto Rico contain some of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean, making it an underwater paradise ideal for diving and snorkelling.
Puerto Rico’s second city is a showcase of ebullient architecture, impressive art and poignant museums, including the lavish home of the Don Q rum empire, Castillo Serallés.
Learn to dance, check out a salsa club or just sit back and enjoy the pros on the island that was home to El Cantante, Gran Combo and Ricky Martin.
#09 Piña colada
This sumptuous blend of rum, pineapple and coconut is served everywhere, from ritzy hotel bars to shacks on the beach.
#10 San Germán
Soak up the colonial history in this charming old town, with ornate mansions and delicate churches harking back to the boom days of sugar and coffee.
Puerto Rico is hammered by the full force of the Atlantic swells in the winter, its north coast lined with dizzying breaks.
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#12 Casa Bacardi
Learn everything there is to know about the Caribbean’s favourite tipple at the “Cathedral of Rum”.
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Puerto Rican coffee once supplied the Vatican, and today the island’s fertile soils and ideal climate are fuelling a resurgence in potent, gourmet brands.
Puerto Rico’s most enchanting reserve of pristine rainforest, jungle-covered peaks and bubbling cascades is laced with panoramic trails.
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#15 El Morro
Even Sir Francis Drake couldn’t take this spectacular Spanish fortress, a whopping sledgehammer of stone and cannons that has guarded San Juan Bay for over four hundred years.
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Explore this winding route along the island’s mountainous spine, a world of misty forests, coffee farms and roadside stalls selling roast pork.
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