El Yunque and the Northeast

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  • 1. El Yunque

    Forest

    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

    Beach–Sight

    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

    Neighborhood/Street

    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

    Beach–Sight

    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

    Marina/Pier/Dock

    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

    Marina/Pier/Dock

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Promenade/Boardwalk

    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

    Beach–Sight

    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

    Beach–Sight

    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

    Beach–Sight

    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

    Beach–Sight

    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/Square/Piazza

    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

    Marina/Pier/Dock

    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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