Last Updated on May 14, 2024

Guest Post by Amanda | My Vintage Map

Are you planning a 4-day trip to Puerto Rico? Puerto Rico is one of the Caribbean’s biggest gems.

It has a little bit of everything: stunning beaches, lush forests, cascading waterfalls, historic architecture โ€” and most importantly, delicious food.

Since Puerto Rico is a fairly small island, you can cover a lot of ground in just four days.

I’ve pulled out some of the highlight attractions in Puerto Rico to make the most of your time.

Enjoy planning your adventure to Isla del Encanto (the Island of Enchantment)!





panoramic view of cobbled stone architecture of Castillo San Juan in Puerto Rico



Looking for the ultimate snorkeling experience in Puerto Rico? Book this San Juan Guided Snorkel Tour with Videos Tour! ๐Ÿ 



tropical view of the beach and mountain in Flamenco Beach Puerto Rico

If you’re looking for a more exclusive trip to Culebra, I recommend this Culubera Beach Day Tour by Catamaran! ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

beautiful beach scene of Tamarindo Beach

Beach scene in Tamarindo Beach.

Other Tips:

๐Ÿ‘‰ If you’re looking for a quieter beach experience, Playa Zoni is said to be just as beautiful as Flamenco Beach but doesn’t get as crowded since there are no amenities like food kiosks and bathrooms there. It’s just pure nature.

๐Ÿ‘‰ If you want the freedom to explore the island at your own pace, you can also rent bikes or Jeeps for the day.

Be sure to rent them ahead of time in case they sell out.

Where To Stay?

You could either drive back to San Juan after taking the return ferry to the main island or stay in the town of Fajardo, only a 9-minute drive from Ceiba.

Something to keep in mind: Day 3 includes a tour of El Yunque National Forest, which you can take from San Juan (45 minutes away) or Fajardo (25 minutes away).

Here are a few accommodation recommendations in Fajardo:

๐Ÿค‘ BUDGET: La Casona Beach House

๐Ÿ›Œ MID-RANGE: Waterfront Studio at Fajardo

๐Ÿฉ LUXURY: El Conquistador Resort



panoramic view of the lush green forest and mountains in El Yunque Forest Puerto Rico



view of the cliff and dark blue ocean waters in Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico

colorful old houses in the historic street in Old San Juan Puerto Rico

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Get a chance to get up close with sea turtles in this snorkeling tour! ๐Ÿ‘‰ Puerto Rico Jet Snorkel Tour! ๐Ÿข



flag of Puerto Rico hanging on a balcony in the streets



Puerto Rican Mofongo made from plantains, garlic and chicharron served with meat and broth close-up. horizontal

Experience a unique dining experience in Puerto Rico. Book the Ocean View Sky High Brunch Experience! ๐Ÿ‘ˆ



charming and peaceful beach scene in Puerto Rico





aerial view of the historic cemetery and downtown San Juan, Puerto Rico




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Hi! Iโ€™m Amanda. Iโ€™m a writer living with my husband and our daughter in beautiful New England. This is my little space on the internet where I chronicle lifeโ€™s adventures near and far. I love sharing tips and recommendations to help you have amazing travels, too!



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Top Tours in Puerto Rico

Old San Juan City Walking Tour (Best historic walking tour in Old San Juan)

San Juan Guided Snorkel Tour with Videos! (Fantastic snorkeling tour in Puerto Rico)

Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayaking Tour (Unique kayak experience in Laguna Grande Fajardo)

El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslides, and Beach Tour with Transport (El Yunque and Luquillo combo tour)

Icacos Island All-Inclusive Snorkel and Boat Tour (Top-rated snorkel and boat tour from Fajardo)

Top Rated Hotels & Accommodations

MAR DEL NORTEย (Top-rated budget accommodation in San Juan)

Condado Vanderbilt Hotel (5-star luxury beachfront hotel)

Waterfront Studio at Fajardo (Spacious beachfront property)

El Conquistador Resort (Midrange to luxury beachfront resort)

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