El Yunque and the Northeast

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  • 1. El Yunque


    The more than 100 billion gallons of precipitation that El Yunque receives annually spawn rushing streams and cascades, outsize impatiens and...Read More

  • 2. Balneario Seven Seas


    One of Puerto Rico's prized Blue Flag beaches, this long stretch of powdery sand near the Reserva Natural Las Cabezas de San Juan has calm,...Read More

  • 3. El Portal Rainforest Center

    Information Center

    Before you begin exploring El Yunque, check out the interactive displays—explaining rain forests in general and El Yunque in particular—at El...Read More

  • 4. Las Croabas


    A few miles north of Fajardo is this fishing area, where seafood is sold in open-air restaurants along the ocean. A small park in the middle...Read More

  • 5. Luquillo Beach


    Signs refer to this gentle beach off Route 3 as Balneario La Monserrate, but everyone simply calls it Luquillo Beach. Lined with colorful lifeguard...Read More

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  • 6. Marina Puerto Chico


    This lively marina off Route 987 is home to a cadre of glistening fishing boats, the offices of Kayaking Adventures, and one of the most popular...Read More

  • 7. Marina Puerto del Rey


    Home to 1,000 slips, Puerto del Rey claims to be the Caribbean's largest marina. This is the place to hook up with a scuba-diving group, arrange...Read More

  • 8. Museo Casa Roig


    The former residence of sugar baron Antonio Roig Torruellas, Museo Casa Roig was built in 1919. Czech architect Antonio Nechodoma designed the...Read More

  • 9. Museo del Cartel José Hernández


    The museum is devoted to posters and the artists who design them. The collection dates from the 1950s and consists of more than 200 pieces by...Read More

  • 10. Paseo Piñones


    One of the most pleasant ways to pass the time in Piñones is walking along the Paseo Piñones. This 6½-mile (10½-km) boardwalk passes through...Read More

  • 11. Playa Costa Azul


    Waving palm trees and fishing boats add charm to the small Playa Costa Azul, although the ugly residential buildings along the water make an...Read More

  • 12. Playa de Piñones


    You'll find Playa de Piñones right in front of the cluster of food kiosks built by the government for resident cooks. A large barrier reef blocks...Read More

  • 13. Playa Húcares


    Playa Húcares is the place to be. Though the strip is a little rundown, an authentic vibe permeates the casual outdoor eateries and funky...Read More

  • 14. Playa La Pared


    Playa La Pared, literally "The Wall Beach," is a surfer haunt. Numerous local competitions are held here throughout the year, and several surfing...Read More

  • 15. Plaza de Humacao


    Plaza de Humacao, downtown's broad square, is anchored by Catedral Dulce Nombre de Jesús (Sweet Name of Jesus Cathedral), which dates from 1869...Read More

  • 16. Refugio de Vida Silvestre de Humacao

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    As you travel from Naguabo to Humacao, you'll pass stretches of beach and swaths of undeveloped land, including the swamps, lagoons, and forested...Read More

  • 17. Reserva Natural Las Cabezas de San Juan

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The 316-acre reserve on a headland north of Fajardo is owned by the nonprofit Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico. You ride in open-air trolleys...Read More

  • 18. Villa Marina


    The second-largest marina in Fajardo, it's home to charter-fishing boats as well as several catamaran operators who give day tours for swimming...Read More

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