5 Day Puerto Rico Itinerary

What to See, Do, and Eat

What vacation destination provides a fun, affordable getaway with beaches, nightlife, plenty of restaurants to delight foodies, off the beaten path spots, and has history to explore?

You're going to want to maximize your time out here so I'd recommend catching the earliest flight you can find to San Juan which is where the international airport is located in.

Get Your Beach On

Old San Juan

After a hearty breakfast, it's time to head out and explore Old San Juan.  I recommend that you start your trip at El Morro National Monument which is an impressive 16th century Spanish fort that costs less than $5 per person.  The views from up here are awesome.

El Yunque

It's time to hit the road on the third day and head to one of Puerto Rico's best attractions, El Yunque National Forest.  This tropical rainforest is filled with incredible waterfalls, hike-able dense forests, and a ton of wildlife to spot.

Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques is a Caribbean island off to the east of the main island that typically stays under the radar but is a treat for anyone that knows about it.  This is an island that's escaped major commercial developments and so you get a tropical paradise that is full of secluded beaches and wild horses that roam the countryside.


Now if it were up to me, I'd keep this spot a secret but you really do have to check out the island of Culebra.  Think of this as the anti-tourist destination.  If you thought Vieques was quiet, this is another island where you won't find any flashy hotels, tour buses, golf courses, casinos, fast-food chains, or rush-hour traffic.

Back to San Juan

It's not really a full day as for most you'll be looking to fly back home from Puerto Rico.  

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