5 Days In Puerto Rico

After I visited Puerto Rico, it became one of my favorite destinations in the United States. Here are some of the best things to do in San Juan.

While you can rent a car and go road tripping around Puerto Rico, I decided I would focus this itinerary on the city of San Juan.

Puerto Rico Itinerary

Day Trips

Try a full-day Catamaran sailing trip to Flamenco Beach or try a hiking tour in El Yunque National Forest, which is Puerto Rico's only tropical rainforest.

Explore San Juan

Exploring Old San Juan on foot by booking a walking tour is the only way to go! See a charming community and old architecture.

Beautiful Beaches

Kayak or snorkel in the Bioluminescent Bay, drink Pina Coladas on the more remote white-sanded Ocean Park Beach, or go to the deserted island of Icacos.

Indulge in traditional Puerto Rican food on a fun guided tour. Taste everything from Puerto Rican coffee to seafood. Stop at the Ron del Barrilito visitor center to learn the history of rum.

Food Tours


Take a day to relax at your hotel. If you decide to stay at Condado Ocean Club, swim in the infinity pool & book a massage at the hotel's spa.


See Caribbean art at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico or explore Santurce, keeping your eyes open for the colorful street murals.

For an authentic experience, try a boutique hotel stay in Old San Juan.  If you prefer luxury, try an exclusive resort on Condado Beach or a beachfront vacation rental.

Where To Stay in San Juan