Spectacular Places to Cycle in Puerto Rico

Hit the road on two wheels | © dharmit shah/Flickr
Hit the road on two wheels | © dharmit shah/Flickr
Photo of Mariela Santos
3 May 2017

Cycling is a fun way to explore different places, and Puerto Rico has beautiful locations that anyone can reach on a bicycle. Embrace adventure on two wheels with this selection of the best the island has to offer.

Paseo Piñones

Located on the waterfront in the town of Loíza, Paseo Piñones is close to the San Juan International Airport and is renowned as the site of many food kiosks. A bike ride down the boardwalk between the water and the state forest is a relaxing way to spend a couple of hours near the nation’s capital and along the beautiful beach. According to Expedia, bicycles can be rented in stores on Route 187.

View of San Juan from the Piñones Trail, Paseo Piñones | © slgckgc/ Flickr

Porta del Sol

Porta del Sol is the name given to towns on the western coast of Puerto Rico, where visitors can see some of the best sunsets on the island. Out of the various locations to explore, the waterside areas of Guánica and Rincón are good options for cycling to beautiful places: both have beachfront areas and are home to different water sports activities. Another great spot to keep in mind is the popular Boquerón beach in Cabo Rojo.

Porta del Sol | © Deb Stgo/ Flickr

Old San Juan

The historic district of Old San Juan is one of the most popular and picturesque communities in all of Puerto Rico. It’s home to major attractions like El Morro Castle, Fort San Cristobal, architectural beauties, and numerous coffee shops and restaurants, among others. Luckily for visitors and cycling enthusiasts, Old San Juan is easy to navigate on a bicycle and the many attractions that are on site are a ride away. The concentration of must-visit places is high in the historic district, and the year-round pleasant weather makes cycling to these spectacular spots a possibility no matter the time.

View of a part of Old San Juan | © James Willamor/ Flickr

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