From sunning yourself on the white sand beaches to climbing the tallest peak to scaling a rocky cliff, Puerto Rico offers a wealth of incredible outdoor adventures. Tack on a visit to San Juan and get ready for the holiday of a lifetime!
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The former Spanish colony turned U.S. protectorate is best known for its incredible beaches. However, there are plenty of other incredible outdoor adventures just inland from the coast.
Rock climbing – whether it is at Cerro las Tetas, the longest climb in the country, or on the limestone cliffs overlooking the beach at Quebradillas – may be the island’s most popular activity, but it is far from the only one.
Hiking is also quite popular. Cerro de Punta (1,338 meters) is the highest point on the island and a popular hiking location. It takes a half-day to get up to the summit of the peak and the views out over the island are immaculate.
El Yunque Peak, in the heart of the national forest of the same name, is also an excellent hiking destination. Heading to the 1,000-meter high summit is a great way to experience the island;s tropical rainforests and get a chance to see the native wildlife.
The forest also boasts a zipline as well as various spots for canyoning along the river that runs through the heart of the park.
The climate in Puerto Rico has a subtropical climate with warm weather year round. The average daily temperature is about 29 °C in lower elevations and 21 °C in the mountains. April to November is the wettest part of the year. From June to November is hurricane season.
Most trips to Puerto Rico begin with a flight into Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). From here, you will either meet your guide or take a small connecting flight to another one of the island’s cities to meet the guide there.
November to May
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