20 photos that will make you want to see Puerto Rico beyond San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a great place to visit. It has lots of historic buildings, museums, and great restaurants. There are even some fine beaches once you leave Old Town! However, there is a lot to see in Puerto Rico beyond San Juan.

See Puerto Rico beyond San Juan

While nothing beats traveling there yourself, here are 20 photos taken outside San Juan that provide a sense of what the rest of Puerto Rico looks like.

  1. You never know what you might see along the road in Puerto Rico.

Along the road in Puerto Rico -www.ExplorationVacation.net

  1. Wherever you go, every path seems to lead to a beach.

Every path in Puerto Rico seems to go to a beach - www.ExplorationVacation.net

  1. The island of Vieques is encircled by perfect beaches.

Perfect beach on Vieques, Puerto Rico - www.ExplorationVacation.net

  1. The living is easy in Puerto Rico’s small beach communities.

Beach along Puerto Rico's north coast - www.ExplorationVacation.net

  1. Life is lived on the water along the west coast.

Puerto Rico's west coast - www.ExplorationVacation.net

  1. Still lagoons and glistening salt flats create eerie landscapes at the end of Cabo Rojo.

Lagoon in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico - www.ExplorationVacation.net

  1. A quiet pier is a great place to take in a west coast sunset.

Sunset along Puerto Rico's west coast - www.ExplorationVacation.net

  1. The jungles of El Yunque are filled with waterfalls.

Waterfalls in El Yonque, Puerto Rico's tropical rain forest - www.ExplorationVacation.net

  1. Many birds live in Puerto Rico’s wetlands.

Heron in Boquerón mangrove wetland - www.ExplorationVacation.net

  1. A boardwalk leads deep into the mangroves near Boquerón.

Mangroves near Boquerón, Puerto Rico - www.explorationvacation.net

  1. Below the surface, the Rio Camuy caverns display strange formations.

Rio Camuy caverns in Puerto Rico - www.ExplorationVacation.net

  1. Charming San German offers a mix of historic buildings – and a few old cars.

San German, Puerto Rico - www.ExplorationVacation.net

  1. Fountains play in the heart of colonial Ponce.

Fountains in Ponce, Puerto Rico - www.ExplorationVacation.net

  1. Traditional fishing communities along the west coast preserve a way of life.

West coast fishing village in Puerto Rico - www.ExplorationVacation.net

  1. Empty beaches offer refuge for nesting sea turtles and the occasional human visitor.

beaches in Puerto Rico - www.ExplorationVacation.net

  1. Punta Tuna Lighthouse keeps watch over the beaches of Puerto Rico’s south coast.

  1. The water comes in every shade of blue on Vieques.

beach on Vieques, Puerto Rico - www.ExplorationVacation.net

  1. Ponce’s colonial past can have a subtle beauty.

Ponce, Puerto Rico's colonial buildings - www.ExplorationVacation.net

  1. The day’s work is done in Esperanza on Vieques.

Sunset in Esperanza on Vieques - www.ExplorationVacation.net

  1. The sun sets in downtown Boquerón.

Sunset in Boquerón - www.ExplorationVacation.net

And there is so much more

20 photos that let you see Puerto Rico beyond San Juan www.ExplorationVacation.netThese 20 photos provide a glimpse of what awaits travelers who take the time to see Puerto Rico beyond San Juan. But there is so much more.

We spent two weeks exploring Puerto Rico last February. That included a few days in San Juan (which I also loved), but most of the time we were out seeing as much of the rest of the island’s beauty. And there is so much to see!

Puerto Rico may be small in size, but it’s big in culture and tropical beauty.

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