While Puerto Rico’s beaches are absolutely beautiful, there’s so much more to the country than just its warm sands and cool waves. Check out these incredible island spots that’ll make you want to travel to Puerto Rico today!
#1: El Charco Azul swimming hole
If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure that’ll show you some of Puerto Rico’s most incredible nature, check out El Charco Azul swimming hole. Located in the island’s heavily-forested southwest hills near Highway 184, the freshwater pool is accessible via a walk through some thick jungle (don’t worry, there’s a well-marked trail and it’s perfectly safe). It’s a spot not many tourists know about.
#2: La Ruta de Lechon
It might not be the most remote place to visit in Puerto Rico, but it’s certainly the most delicious. La Ruta del Lechon is a stretch of Route 184, not far from El Charco Azul. It’s famous for its numerous roadside restaurants selling ‘lechon’ or whole roasted pig. Many spots also have drinks and live music, so go there on a weekend to party with the locals!
#3: La Guancha Boardwalk in Ponce
Ponce is an awesome town, but the most awesome thing to experience in Ponce has nothing to do with the town’s famous architecture or museums- it’s actually the Guancha Boardwalk. Overlooking the water and lined with food, drink kiosks, musicians, shops, and everything else you could possibly need for an awesome partying or people watching experience.
#4: The town of Isabela
A super-popular vacation spot for Puerto Rican locals, Isabela is known for its uncrowded beaches, coral reefs, mangrove forests, and mountains. Basically, if it’s beautiful and natural, you can find it in Isabela. Underground rivers, snorkeling, surfing…
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