One Week Itinerary in Puerto Rico

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  • Puerto Rico

  • Active Travel

  • Couples Travel

  • Nature Escapes

  • Island

  • Relaxation

  • Sightseeing

Palm Trees near the Shore
Fora’s Take

Puerto Rico is an amazing destination for a quick get away from the States. It's also one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean and an affordable destination. This island is very diverse. You can enjoy tropical beaches, but at the same time you can go hiking El Yunque National Forest or enjoy some time in the country side. You can enjoy many travel experiences designed to connect you with locals.

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Day 1: Arrival in San Juan

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  • Arrive at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan.

  • Check in to your hotel in the Isla Verde or Condado area.

  • Explore Old San Juan's historic sites, including El Morro and San Cristobal fortresses.

  • Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Old San Juan.

Day 2: San Juan exploration

colorful city street on the water
  • Visit the colorful streets of Old San Juan, filled with art galleries, shops and cafes.

  • Have lunch at a local Puerto Rican eatery.

  • Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Isla Verde or Condado.

  • Explore the vibrant nightlife in San Juan's Condado or Santurce districts.

Day 3: El Yunque Rainforest

Mountain Covered With Green Trees
  • Take a day trip to El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest in the US National Forest System.

  • Hike to La Mina Falls and enjoy a refreshing swim.

  • Explore other trails and viewpoints in the rainforest.

  • Return to San Juan in the late afternoon.

Day 4: Rincon and the West Coast

sunset on beach
  • Drive to Rincon on the west coast, a popular surf town.

  • Spend the day on the beaches, or take a surf lesson if you're up for it.

  • Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and beautiful sunsets.

Day 5: Culebra Island & departure

Black and Gray Sea Turtle on Brown Sand
  • Take a ferry or a small plane to Culebra Island.

  • Explore the stunning Flamenco Beach and enjoy snorkeling in crystal-clear waters.

  • Relax on the beach and soak up the sun.

  • Return to the main island in the evening.

  • The next morning, spend your last hours in Puerto Rico relaxing on the beach or doing some last-minute shopping.

  • Check out of your hotel and head to the airport for your departure.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Erin Brundage's guide, Puerto Rico's Best Beaches & Gastronomic Offerings. This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Puerto Rico.

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