East

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Key Facts

The east, also known as Porta Antillas, is a diverse region that comprises several luxury resorts, beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses, and some of the island’s best boating, fishing, and sailing excursions. It is also the gateway to the beautiful island towns of Vieques and Culebra.

Championship golf is also a hallmark of this region, with spectacular courses designed y Greg Norman, Arthur Hills, Gary Player, and Rees Jones.

And then there’s El Yunque, which deserves a page all to itself.

Essential Vacation Spot

This region has developed into an essential vacation spot, beckoning tourists its breathtaking natural wonders and numerous world-class accommodations, like The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, El Conquistador Resort and Gran Meliá Puerto Rico. Several prestigious events, including the Puerto Rico Open golf tournament at Trump International Golf Club, take advantage of the scenic setting provided by the eastern municipalities, while destinations such as Las Croabas highlight the diversity of activities available to visitors.

Culebra & Vieques

  1. Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve

    Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, perched on the northeastern bluff of the island, is managed by the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico. It’s a chance to enjoy bird watching in various ecosystems ranging from swampy mangrove forests to rocky beaches. Guided tours are conducted in English and Spanish by appointment.

    Fajardo

    (787) 722-5882
  2. Caguas Botanical and Cultural Garden

    The Garden exhibits the rich multicultural wealth that’s the foundation of the creole heritage, combining the Taíno, African, and Spanish influences. The Garden also exhibits tropical flora in all its exuberance and variety and is home to a great variety of wildlife.

    Caguas

    Website (787) 653-8990
  3. El Yunque National Forest

    El Yunque is a special place with a unique ecosystem and an unspoiled natural beauty that has enchanted visitors for thousands of years.

    Rio Grande

  4. Fajardo Keys

    Just off the coast of Fajardo are numerous small keys, or cayos, worth exploring: Icacos, Ratones and Lobos are prime snorkeling destinations, and the postcard-perfect Palominitos is a tiny jewel in the Caribbean Sea.

    Fajardo

  5. Faro Punta Tuna

    One of the island’s least-visited areas, Punta Tuna in Maunabo is a lovely virgin beach that stretches almost a mile in length. At its northern end is a rocky outcropping topped by a small lighthouse.

    Maunabo

    Website (787) 861-0825 ext. 3701
  6. The Route of the Creole Heart

    The Route is a journey of 11 stops through Caguas’s traditional urban center that includes City Hall Museum, Tobacco Museum, Art Museum, Musical Center, Popular Arts Museum, the Cathedral, and other historic sites.

    Caguas

    Website (787) 653-8833 ext. 2908
  1. Bahía Beach Resort & Golf Club

    Río Grande

    Website (787) 809-8890
  2. Casa Cubuy Ecolodge

    Naguabo

    Website (787) 874-6221
  3. Ceiba Country Inn

    Ceiba

    Website (787) 885-0471
  4. El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

    Fajardo

    Website (787) 863-1000
  5. Four Points by Sheraton At Caguas Real Hotel & Casino

    Caguas

    Website (787) 653-1111
  6. Gran Meliá Resort & Villas

    Río Grande

    Website (787) 809-1772
  7. Hotel Fajardo Inn

    Fajardo

    Website (787) 860-6000
  8. Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

    Fajardo

    Website (787) 863-1000
  9. Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn

    Luquillo

    Website (787) 889-1713
  10. Parador Costa del Mar

    Yabucoa

    Website (787) 266-6276
  11. Parador MaunaCaribe

    Maunabo

    Website (787) 861-3330
  12. Parador Palmas De Lucía

    Yabucoa

    Website (787) 893-4423
  13. Parador Yunque Mar

    Luquillo

    Website (787) 889-5555
  14. Tarpon Nest Lodge

    Loiza

    Website (787) 396-8346
  15. The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

    Río Grande

    Website (787) 809-8000
  16. Wyndham Garden at Palmas del Mar

    Humacao

    Website (787) 850-6000
  17. Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort & Counrty Club

    Río Grande

    Website (787) 888-6000
  18. Rain Forest Ocean View Inn

    Luquillo

    Website (787) 889-1713

Luquillo Kiosks

For a unique gastronomic experience, travel east from El Yunque along Route 3, and you’ll soon reach a string of rustic kiosks serving a variety of local and international foods. From gourmet burgers to classic Puerto Rican fare to fried finger foods, these casual eateries each have their own identity and flavor, and many double as late-night hangouts. Small wonder, then, that kiosk-hopping is a favorite activity among locals and tourists alike.

  1. Daniel's Seafood

    Mesón Gastronómico

    Humacao

    Website (787) 852-1784
  2. Pasión por el Fogón by Chef Myrta

    Mesón Gastronómico

    Rio Grande

    Website (787) 657-1051
  3. Restaurante El Tenedor

    Mesón Gastronómico

    Juncos

    Website (787) 734-6573
  4. Restaurante Pasión por el Fogón

    Mesón Gastronómico

    Fajardo

    Website (787) 863-3502
  5. Starfish (Fajardo Inn)

    Mesón Gastronómico

    Fajardo

    Website (787) 860-6000
  1. A full day sailing and snorkeling

    East Island Excursions, Fajardo

    Attractions: Icacos, Palominitos, Palomino, Cayo Lobos

    Activities: Sailing, Catamaran, Snorkeling, Swimming

  2. Aquafari Culebra Kayaking and Snorkeling

    Kayaking Puerto Rico, Culebra

    Attractions: Culebra Island, Tamarindo Beach, Playa Tamarindo, Cayo Luis Peňa

    Activities: Kayaking, Snorkeling, Swimming

  3. ATV/Fourtrack Adventure Ride

    Hacienda Carabalí Rainforest Park, Luquillo

    Attractions: Hacienda Carabalí Rainforest Park

    Activities: ATV/Fourtrack

  4. Beach Day Charter

    Sunset Marine of Puerto Rico, Fajardo

    Activities: Beachcombing

  5. Bio Bay Adventure at Laguna Grande

    Pure Adventure, Fajardo

    Attractions: Laguna Grande Bioluminiscent Lagoon

    Activities: Kayaking

  6. Bio Bay Kayaking Tour at Laguna Grande

    Yokahú Kayak, Fajardo

    Attractions: Bio Bay Laguna Grande

    Activities: Kayaking

  7. Bio Bay Laguna Grande

    Kayaking Puerto Rico, Fajardo

    Attractions: Laguna Grande Bioluminiscent Lagoon

    Activities: Kayaking

  8. Bio Bay Tour Laguna Grande

    Las Tourtugas Adventures Inc., Fajardo

    Attractions: Laguna Grande Bioluminiscent Lagoon

    Activities: Kayaking

  9. Bioluminescent Bay Tour

    Abe's Snorkeling & Bio Bay Tours, Vieques

    Attractions: Mosquito Bio Bay

    Activities: Kayaking

  10. Bioluminescent Lagoon

    Eco Action Tours, Fajardo

    Attractions: Laguna Grande Bioluminiscent Lagoon

    Activities: Kayaking, Sightseeing

  11. Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay Tour

    Abe's Snorkeling & Bio Bay Tours, Vieques

    Attractions: Mosquito Bio Bay

    Activities: Kayaking

  12. Bioluminiscent Bay Kayaking Adventure

    Enchanted Island Eco Tours, Fajardo

    Attractions: Laguna Grande Bioluminiscent Lagoon

    Activities: Kayaking

  13. Boat Trip to BioBay Lagoon

    Bio Island, Fajardo

    Attractions: Laguna Grande Bioluminiscent Lagoon

    Activities: Sightseeing

  14. Caribbean Kayak Fly Fishing

    Vieques Adventure Company, Vieques

    Attractions: Vieques Island

    Activities: Kayaking, Fishing

  15. Catamaran Day Saling

    Salty Dog, Fajardo

    Attractions: Icacos, Palominitos, Palomino, Cayo Lobos

    Activities: Sailing, Snorkeling, Beachcombing

  16. Catamaran Sail & Snorkel Buffet

    Dragonfly Adventures, Fajardo

    Activities: Sailing, Catamaran, Snorkeling, Swimming

  17. Clear Canoe BioBay Experience

    Vieques Adventure Company, Vieques

    Attractions: Mosquito Bio Bay

    Activities: Kayaking

  18. Country & Beach Horseback Riding at Vieques

    Taxi Horses Tours, Vieques

    Attractions: Vieques Island

    Activities: Horseback Riding

  19. Culebra Jet Ski Adventures

    Culebra Eco Tours, Culebra

    Attractions: Culebra Island

    Activities: Jet Ski, Swimming

  20. Culebra Night Dive

    Culebra Divers, Culebra

    Attractions: Culebra Island

    Activities: Scuba Diving

  21. Culebra Scuba Diving Trips

    Culebra Divers, Culebra

    Attractions: Culebra Island

    Activities: Scuba Diving

  22. Culebra SeaVenture Kayaking and Snorkeling

    Culebra Island Adventures, Culebra

    Attractions: Culebra Island, Tamarindo Beach, Luis Peña Cay, Cayo Luis Peña

    Activities: Kayaking, Snorkeling, Swimming

  23. Culebra Snorkeling Getaway

    East Island Excursions, Culebra

    Attractions: Culebra Island, Carlos Rosario, Cayo Luis Peña

    Activities: Sailing, Catamaran, Snorkeling, Swimming

  24. Culebra Snorkeling Tour: Full Day Tour & Culebrita Island

    Casa Del Mar, Culebra

    Attractions: Culebrita Beach, Culebra Island, Luis Peňa Natural Park, Cayo Luis Peňa

    Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming

  25. Culebra: Turtles N' More

    Culebra Island Adventures, Culebra

    Attractions: Culebra Island, Tamarindo Beach, Luis Peña Cay, Cayo Luis Peña

    Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming

  26. Currican Fishing Charter

    Sunset Marine of Puerto Rico, Fajardo

    Activities: Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing

  27. Day Sail & Snorkeling at Vieques

    Caribbean Lady Sailing Charters, Vieques

    Activities: Sailing, Snorkeling

  28. Day Sail at Catamaran Spread Eagle

    Spread Eagle II, Fajardo

    Attractions: Icacos, Lobos, Palomino,Palominito

    Activities: Snorkeling, Sailing

  29. Discover Scuba Diving

    Sea Ventures, Fajardo

    Attractions: Puerto del Rey Marina

    Activities: Scuba Diving, Boat Diving

  30. El Yunque Birding Trip

    AdvenTours, Rio Grande

    Attractions: El Yunque Rainforest

    Activities: Birding

  31. El Yunque Glow in the Dark Mushroom Hunt

    AdvenTours, Rio Grande

    Attractions: El Yunque Rainforest

    Activities: Hiking

  32. El Yunque Hiking Tour

    Encantos Eco Tours, Rio Grande

    Attractions: El Yunque Rainforest

    Activities: Hiking

  33. El Yunque Mountain Bike Adventure

    Dragonfly Adventures, Rio Grande

    Attractions: Hacienda Carabalí Rainforest Park, Mameyes River, El Yunque Rainforest

    Activities: Mountain Bike, Swimming

  34. El Yunque Rainforest & Luquillo Beach

    Castillo Tours, Rio Grande

    Attractions: El Yunque Rainforest, Luquillo Beach (La Montserrate Beach Park)

    Activities: Hiking, Swimming, Sightseeing

  35. El Yunque Rainforest & Luquillo Beach

    Atlantic San Juan Tours, Rio Grande

    Attractions: El Yunque Rainforest, Luquillo Beach (La Montserrate Beach Park)

    Activities: Sightseeing, Swimming

  36. El Yunque Rainforest and Bioluminescent Lagoon Hiking Tour

    Encantos Eco Tours, Rio Grande

    Attractions: El Yunque Rainforest, Laguna Grande Bioluminiscent Lagoon

    Activities: Hiking, Kayaking

  37. El Yunque Rainforest Hiking Eco Guided Tour

    Acampa Nature Adventure, Rio Grande

    Attractions: El Yunque Rainforest

    Activities: Hiking

  38. El Yunque Rainforest Just for You

    Explora, Rio Grande

    Attractions: El Yunque Rainforest

    Activities: Hiking, Swimming

  39. El Yunque Tour

    Eco Action Tours, Rio Grande

    Attractions: El Yunque Rainforest

    Activities: Hiking, Swimming

  40. Explore the Coral Reefs of Cayo Afuera

    Abe's Snorkeling & Bio Bay Tours, Vieques

    Attractions: Cayo de Afuera

    Activities: Kayaking, Snorkeling

  41. Fishing Charters by Maguro

    Maguro Fishing Charters, Fajardo

    Activities: Deep Sea Sport Fishing, Fishing, Japanese Vertical Jigging, Deep Sea Fishing, Fly Fishing, Light Tackle

  42. Fishing on the Bill Wraps

    Bill Wraps Fishing Charters, Fajardo

    Activities: Fishing

  43. Glowing Bay Adventure

    Island Kayaking Adventures, Fajardo

    Attractions: Laguna Grande Bioluminiscent Lagoon

    Activities: Kayaking

  44. Go-Kart Speed Ride

    Hacienda Carabalí Rainforest Park, Luquillo

    Attractions: Hacienda Carabalí Rainforest Park

    Activities: Go-Kart Speed Riding

  45. Hang Gliding Tandem Flight

    Team Spirit Hang Gliding & Paragliding, Humacao

    Activities: Hang Gliding

  46. Horseback Riding at El Yunque Rainforest

    Hacienda Carabalí Rainforest Park, Luquillo

    Attractions: Hacienda Carabalí Rainforest Park, Mameyes River, El Yunque Rainforest

    Activities: Horseback Riding

  47. Interpretive Eco-Tour of the World's Brightest Glowing Bay

    Island Adventures Bio Bay Eco-Tours, Vieques

    Attractions: Mosquito Bio bay

    Activities: Sightseeing

  48. Island Hop & Snorkel Guided Mini Boat Tour

    Kayaking Puerto Rico, Fajardo

    Activities: Snorkeling, Mini Boat

  49. Kayak Rentals

    Watersports & Ecotours, Humacao

    Attractions: Reserva de Humacao, Humacao Reserve

    Activities: Kayaking

  50. Maragata Fishing Charters

    Maragata Yacht Charters, Humacao

    Attractions: Palmas del Mar

    Activities: Sport Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Light Tackle, Fishing

  51. Maragata Snorkeling Trips

    Maragata Yacht Charters, Humacao

    Attractions: Monkey Island (Cayo Santiago), Culebra Island, Vieques Island

    Activities: Snorkeling

  52. Moonlight Cruise

    Spread Eagle II, Fajardo

    Activities: Sailing

  53. Mosquito Bay in Vieques

    East Island Excursions, Vieques

    Attractions: Vieques Island, Isabel Segunda, Mosquito Bay

    Activities: Sailing, Catamaran, Sightseeing, Dinning

  54. Night Dives

    Sea Ventures, Fajardo

    Attractions: Puerto del Rey Marina, Palmas del Mar Marina

    Activities: Scuba Diving, Boat Diving

  55. Rainforest Ziplining Adventure

    Yunke Ziplining Adventure, Luquillo

    Attractions: El Yunque Rainforest

    Activities: Ziplining

  56. Reef Garden Adventure

    Pure Adventure, Fajardo

    Attractions: Seven Seas Beach

    Activities: Kayaking

  57. Sail and Snorkel Catamaran Party

    Caribbean School of Aquatics, Fajardo

    Activities: Catamaran, Sailing, Snorkeling

  58. Sailing & Snorkeling Charter

    Erin Go Bragh Charters, Fajardo

    Attractions: Icacos, Palominitos, Palomino, Cayo Lobos

    Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming, Sailing

  59. Sailing Catamaran & Snorkel Tour

    Traveler Catamaran, Fajardo

    Attractions: Icacos

    Activities: Sailing, Snorkeling, beachcombing

  60. Scuba & Snorkel Getaway at Fajardo

    Sea Ventures, Fajardo

    Attractions: Puerto del Rey Marina

    Activities: Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Boat Diving

  61. Scuba Diving Culebra & Vieques Trip

    Casa Del Mar, Fajardo

    Activities: Scuba Diving

  62. Scuba Diving Trip Fajardo

    Casa Del Mar, Fajardo

    Activities: Scuba Diving

  63. Scuba Getaway at Humacao

    Sea Ventures, Humacao

    Attractions: Palmas del Mar Marina

    Activities: Scuba Diving, Boat Diving

  64. Serenity Sea Private Boat Tour

    Serenity Sea Tours, Inc., Fajardo

    Attractions: Icacos, Lobos, Palomino,Palominito

    Activities: Sailing, Snorkeling, Beachcombing, cruising

  65. Seven Seas Kayaking & Snorkeling

    Island Kayaking Adventures, Fajardo

    Attractions: Seven Seas Beach Park, Playa Escondida

    Activities: Kayaking, Snorkeling, Swimming

  66. Snorkeling at Icacos

    Castillo Tours, Fajardo

    Attractions: Icacos

    Activities: Snorkeling, Catamaran

  67. Sunset Cruise with Catamaran Spread Eagle

    Spread Eagle II, Fajardo

    Activities: Sailing

  68. Sunset Kayaking Trip

    Yokahú Kayak, Fajardo

    Attractions: Seven Seas Beach

    Activities: kayaking

  69. The Most Exciting Water Sports in the East

    Motor Agua Sports, Rio Grande

    Attractions: Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort

    Activities: Wave Runner, Kayaking, Bannana Boat Riding

  70. The River Tour

    Las Tourtugas Adventures Inc., Rio Grande

    Attractions: Río Espíritu Santo

    Activities: Kayaking

  71. Trail Rides at Hacienda 8A

    Hacienda 8A, Las Piedras

    Attractions: Hacienda 8A

    Activities: Horseback Riding

  72. Triple Play Adventure Day

    Enchanted Island Eco Tours, Rio Grande

    Attractions: El Yunque Rainforest, Laguna Grande Bioluminiscent Lagoon, Seven Seas Beach Park

    Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Swimming

  73. Vieques Historical and Cultural Tour

    Kiani Tours, Vieques

    Attractions: Vieques Island

    Activities: Sightseeing

  74. Vieques Mountain Bike Nature Tours

    Vieques Adventure Company, Vieques

    Attractions: Vieques Island

    Activities: Biking, Mountain Bike

  75. Vieques Sightseeing Tour

    Vieques Tours & Transportation, Vieques

    Attractions: Vieques Island

    Activities: Sightseeing

  76. Carraizo Zip Line Venture

    Paddle Paradise Puerto Rico, Gurabo

    Attractions: Lake Carraizo

    Activities: Zipline

  77. Lake Carraizo SUP Venture Tour

    Paddle Paradise Puerto Rico, Gurabo

    Attractions: Lake Carraizo

    Activities: SUP, Stand Up Paddle Boarding

  78. Double adventure Kayak Tour

    Paddle Paradise Puerto Rico, Gurabo

    Attractions: Lake Carraizo

    Activities: Kayaking

  79. Crash Course on horseback riding

    Rancho Buena Vista, Humacao

    Attractions: Rancho Buena Vista, Palmas del Mar

    Activities: Horseback Riding

  80. Advanced Trail Ride

    Rancho Buena Vista, Humacao

    Attractions: Rancho Buena Vista, Palmas del Mar

    Activities: Horseback Riding

  81. VIP “Cabalgata”

    Rancho Buena Vista, Humacao

    Attractions: Rancho Buena Vista, Palmas del Mar

    Activities: Horseback Riding

  82. Puerto Rican Paso Fino Horses

    Rancho Buena Vista, Humacao

    Attractions: Rancho Buena Vista, Palmas del Mar

    Activities: Horseback Riding

  83. Captained Private Charters

    Sail San Juan Bay, Culebra & Vieques

    Attractions: Culebra, Palomino, Icacos, Vieques

    Activities: Sailing, private charter, day rides, sunset rides