Here's a comprehensive 5 day Puerto Rico itinerary that takes you to the best of what they have to offer and places that most tourists never get to go to.

This is a holiday plan that's designed for both first timers and those that really want to see the best of Puerto Rico's nature offerings in a short span of time.

Check into your hotel and once you're settled in, grab a rum drink, hit the beach, and kick back. There's no better way to start off your vacation.

Day 1 – Get Your Beach On

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.

Day 2 – Old San Juan

Day 3 – El Yunque

This tropical rainforest is filled with incredible waterfalls, hike-able dense forests, and a ton of wildlife to spot.

You'll want to start off at the El Portal Tropical Forest Center where you'll be able to learn more about the area's wildlife, grab a few maps and ask for advice on hikes.

One hike I'd recommend is the one that takes you out to La Mina Falls which is only 30 minutes. If you're up for a challenge there are also a number of 3-4 hour hikes.

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