Puerto Rico is a beach lover’s paradise, and its pristine shores and many attractions make the US territory the biggest tourist destination in the Caribbean. You’ll walk through historic squares lined with Spanish colonial architecture, float in bioluminescent lagoons and take incredible snorkelling trips in the dazzling Caribbean waters. Here are the most beautiful destinations on the island.
The pristine white-sand shores and sparkling crystalline waters of Playa Flamenco are regarded as the best on Culebra, a small island about 27km (17mi) off the east coast of Puerto Rico. Indeed, Playa Flamenco is often noted as one of the best beaches in the world. The beach’s name comes from the flamingos that rest in a nearby lagoon in the winter. Visit during the week when the beach is at its least crowded.
Looking for somewhere different to stay? Book into one of the best boutique hotels in Puerto Rico, or treat yourself to an unforgettable luxury hotel. Inspire your itinerary with the most beautiful beaches in San Juan; don’t miss the must-see attractions. And, when in the Puerto Rican capital, book yourself a table at one of the best restaurants in San Juan. To discover delicious food, check out the best food festivals in Puerto Rico.