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Parks & beaches

BEACHES
San Juan
The beach at Isla Verde is a favourite among locals, while the long, white-sand beach in Ocean Park is the most attractive of all the beaches in the San Juan metropolitan area.

Eastern Puerto Rico
Ideal for families, the public beach in Luquillo is definitely the most famous on the island, and accordingly offers more services than the other beaches.

Located at Km 5 of Route 987, lovely Seven Seas beach stretches over 1.5km and will appeal to lovers of fine sand and blue sea.

Southeastern Puerto Rico
Punta Tuna, a very pretty, shady beach, can be found where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, in the Maunabo district. It features a quaint, old lighthouse with mountains in the background.

On the other side of the Punta Tuna lighthouse, on Route 760, Los Pinos Beach, a large and beautiful beach with grey volcanic sand, extends out to the surrounding hills.

Southwestern Puerto Rico
The Caña Gorda public beach is pleasant, nicely designed and clean. Its waters are calm and warm. However, be forewarned that on weekends and holidays you will not be the only one enjoying this delightful beach!

If you’re in search of peace and quiet, simply follow the road that leads to the little stretch of paradise that encompasses Playa Tamarindo and Bahia Ballena. Still relatively unknown and, most importantly, undeveloped, these two beaches are perfect for those who find the public beaches too crowded.

Northwestern Puerto Rico
South of Rincón and slightly east of the marina is the public beach of Rincón, which offers all the usual services.

PARK
Eastern Puerto Rico
Without a doubt the greatest attraction and the masterpiece of the island, the Bosque Nacional del Caribe, better known as El Yunque, is the pride of Puerto Rico. Recognized by UNESCO as a remarkable example of tropical rainforest, it has been declared an International Biosphere Reserve.

Declared a nature reserve for its archaeological, cultural and educational importance, Las Cabezas de San Juan is known above all else for the Laguna Grande. One of the island’s three bioluminescent lagoons, Laguna Grande is bordered by mangroves where a wide variety of animal and plant species flourish.

Southeastern Puerto Rico
At the city limits of Cayey, Caguas, Patillas and Guayama, 2,600ha of tropical rainforest await nature lovers in the Bosque Estatal de Carite. At the heart of the Sierra de Cayey and accessible via Route 184, this nature site is a good place to picnic, camp, hike or simply enjoy the spectacular scenery and recreational areas.

A nice spot to relax and enjoy the gorgeous Puerto Rican landscape, Refugio de Vida Silvestre de Humacao has also played an important role in the protection of woodland animal species since its founding in 1984.

South-central Puerto Rico
Amid the crests of the Cordillera Central, the Bosque Estatal de Guilarte is home to hundreds of species of trees and many species of amphibians and reptiles, including hundreds of the legendary coquis (a Puerto Rican tree frog).

Southwestern Puerto Rico
Recognized by UNESCO as an International Biosphere Reserve like the Bosque Nacional del Caribe, the Bosque Estatal de Guánica is one of the island’s most outstanding natural wonders and one of the world's best-preserved dry tropical forests.

Northwestern Puerto Rico
South of the city of Isabela lies the 900ha Bosque Estatal de Guajataca tropical rainforest. With a total of 44km of trails, this forest offers the most extensive network of walking paths on the island of Puerto Rico.