La Fortaleza, Governor’s Residence

(787-721-7000 x 2211, 2323), Old San Juan.
The oldest continuously inhabited executive mansion in the Western Hemisphere. Unesco has declared it a World Heritage Site.

Ballajá Barracks

(787-721-3737), Norzagaray St., San Juan.
Built by the Spanish regime, today it is the home of the Museum of the Americas and other cultural and educational organizations.

UPR Botanical Gardens

(787-250-0000 x 6578, 6579, 6730, 4463), Río Piedras.
6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Daily
A collection of palms, heliconias, orchids, sculptures, and ponds.

Casa Bacardí

(787-788-8400), Cataño.
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (last tour 4:15 p.m.) Mon.-Sat.
10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (last tour 3:45 p.m.) Sun.
The famed rum distillery is open to the public. Admission charge.

Casa Blanca Museum

(787-725-1454), Old San Juan.
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Wed.-Sun.
A museum of life in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Children’s Museum

(787-257-0216), Carolina.
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Wed.-Fri.
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sat.-Sun. & holidays
The museum features over 100 exhibits and has two levels of fun, education, and more.

Cristo Chapel

A landmark at the end of Cristo Street, across from Parque de las Palomas.

Galería de los Gigantes

(787-757-2626 x 3930), Carolina.
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Wed.-Sat.
12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Sun. & holidays
An interactive museum honoring the legacy of eight prominent people from Carolina.

Isla de Cabras Park

(787-788-0440), Toa Baja.
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sun.-Wed.
Famous for its El Cañuelo fort. From here you can take great photos.

La Marquesa Forest Park

(787-789-1598), Guaynabo.
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tue.- Sun.
An ecotourism, recreational, educational, and research destination.

La Fortaleza, Governor’s Residence

(787-721-7000 x 2211, 2323), Old San Juan.
The oldest continuously inhabited executive mansion in the Western Hemisphere.

Luis Muñoz Marín Park

(787-480-7777), Jesús T. Piñero Ave., San Juan.
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Wed.-Sun.
A natural oasis with native island flora and artificial lakes. Ideal for family or group activities and outdoor festivals, including having fun with pets. Features an area for bicycles and skateboards, walking trails, gazebos, and children’s playgrounds.

Museum of Contemporary Art

(787-977-4030), Santurce.
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tue.-Fri.
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Sunday
Exhibits of modern Puerto Rican, Caribbean, and Latin American art.

Museum of the Americas

(787-724-5052), Old San Juan.
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Tue.-Fri.
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sat.
12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Sun.
Closed Monday
Features permanent and temporary art and cultural exhibitions.

Puerta de Tierra Beachfront Promenade

(787-480-2602), San Juan.
Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean while walking or riding a bike in this attraction that extends from Puerta de Tierra to Old San Juan.

Puerto Rico Capitol

(787-721-5200 x 301), Puerta de Tierra, San Juan.
Inaugurated in 1929, this neoclassical building is the headquarters of the legislative branch of Puerto Rico’s government. By appointment.

Puerto Rico Museum of Art

(787-977-6277), Santurce.
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tue.-Sat.
10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Wednesday
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sunday
Puerto Rican artwork in a building that is also a work of art.

San Juan Bautista Cathedral

(787-722-0861), Old San Juan.
It is the resting place of Juan Ponce de León.

San Juan National Historic Site

9:00 a.m-6:00 p.m. Open daily
Self or guided tours of Castillos San Felipe del Morro and San Cristóbal.

Wildlife Museum

(787-480-5440), San Juan.
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tue.-Fri.
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
Learn about different types of animals by observing preserve version of them in their respective habitats.

Puerto Rico Tourism Company Information Centers:

Ochoa Bldg., 500 Tanca St., Old San Juan:

(787-721-2400 x 3901, 3902, 3904 or 3905)

LMM International Airport Tourism Office:

(787-721-2400 x 5216, 5217, 5218 or 5219)
Serving: Bayamón, Carolina, Cataño, Guaynabo, San Juan, Trujillo Alto y Toa Baja


Birth of the New World Monument

(787-878-4338), Islote Ward, Arecibo.
Open daily
Also known as the “statue of Christopher Columbus”, it is 268 feet tall and shows the bold discoverer standing in front of his Santa María ship. This colossal and modern sculpture will be an inspiration for modern art in the Americas.

Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park

(787-880-7540), Arecibo.
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Sat. & Sun.
A picture-perfect lighthouse, children’s park, and small zoo. Don’t miss the Pirate’s Cave.

Arecibo Observatory

(787-878-2612), Arecibo.
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Wed.-Sun. & Holidays
World’s largest radio telescope and a fascinating visitors’ center.

Arecibo Water Park

(787-597-5257), Dr. Rivera Aulet St.
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sat., Sun. & Holidays
The park features watersports, slides, snack store, restrooms, and a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Balneario de Cerro Gordo

(787-883-2730), PR690, Vega Alta.
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Wed.-Sun. & Holidays
Beach, showers, restrooms, vegetation, diving area, and food stands.

Cambalache Forest

(787-881-1040, 787-999-2200 x 5610, 5613), Barceloneta.
7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Tue.-Sun. & Holidays
A perfect place for bird-watching, hiking, and mountain-biking along a 3.5-mile trail. Camping facilities available.

Casa Alonso

(787-855-1931), Vega Baja.
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Tue.-Fri.
A beautifully restored and furnished home in the middle of town that offers a glimpse of the past. Art and music exhibits.

Dorado Agrotourism, Ecological & Recreational Park

(787-517-2258), Dorado.
6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Daily
Includes parking, restrooms, recreation area, animal farm and more.

El Trece Recreational Park

(787-855-0883), PR160 at km 13, Vega Baja.
9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Surrounded by nature, the park has a basketball court, ball park, handball court, domino tables, and gazebos. There is a children’s play area and a river runs behind the park. Ideal setting for family and group picnics.

Mar Chiquita & Golondrinas Cave

Manatí. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Daily
Chiquita is a cove and its shallow pool is a delight, but stay away from the narrow opening and its strong current. Cueva Golondrinas has impressive rock formations and petroglyphs.

Río Camuy Cave Park

(787-898-3100), Camuy.
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m Wed.-Sun.
After a short video, take the trolley from the entrance down to the main cave.

Tortuguero Lagoon Natural Reserve

(787-999-2200 x 5610, 5613), PR686, Vega Baja.
7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Daily
The reserve features wetlands, and serves as habitat and nesting grounds for aquatic wildlife. Interesting local flora is also present.

Ventana Cave

(787-322-3554), PR10, Arecibo.
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Mon.-Sun.
No reservations needed except for groups of 20 or more people. Promises a full Taíno experience to satisfy visitors’ cultural and entertainment interests.


Puerto Rico Tourism Company Information Centers:

Ochoa Bldg., 500 Tanca St., Old San Juan:

(787-721-2400 x 3901, 3902, 3904 or 3905)

LMM International Airport Tourism Office:

(787-721-2400 x 5216, 5217, 5218 or 5219)
Serving: Arecibo, Barceloneta, Camuy, Dorado, Hatillo, Manatí, Toa Alta, Vega Alta & Vega Baja


Cabo Rojo Salt Flats

(787-851-2999), PR301, Cabo Rojo.
The Cabo Rojo Salt Flats Visitors’ Center and observation tower are open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thu.-Sun. There are three hiking trails.

Aguadilla Ice-Skating Rink

(787-819-5555 x 221), Aguadilla.
10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Daily
The first ice-skating rink in the Caribbean.

Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge Visitors’ Center & Trails

(787-851-7258), PR301, Cabo Rojo.
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Closed on federal Holidays.
Exhibits and a short movie about the refuge, photography and wildlife observation, five-mile biking trail.

Hiking trails open to the public
7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sat.

Cabo Rojo Salt Flats

(787-851-2999), PR301, Cabo Rojo.
The Cabo Rojo Salt Flats Visitors’ Center and observation tower are open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thu.-Sun. There are three hiking trails.

Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo

(787-832-6330), Mayagüez.
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Wed.-Sun. & Holidays
Features lions, tigers, elephants, monkeys, and other animals in a natural tropical setting. Exhibits include an aviary and a butterfly house.

Ermita San Antonio de Padua de La Tuna

(787-872-0059), Isabela.
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun.
These ruins are considered one of Isabela’s bestknown tourism sites. Free admission.

Eugenio María de Hostos Museum

(787-834-4263), Río Cañas Arriba barrio, Mayagüez.
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Mon.- Fri.
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sat., Sun. & Holidays
The museum celebrates the life of Hostos, one of Puerto Rico’s and Latin America’s greatest philosophers and national heroes. Free admission.

Finca El Girasol

(939-402-7967), PR116 at km 26.2, Guánica.
Visit and enjoy the 10-cuerda farm where lovely sunflowers are grown and sold. Daily 10:00
a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Gozalandia Waterfalls

(787-896-1550 x 117), PR446, San Sebastián.
Also known as Charca El Roble or Charca de la Leche, the site has impressive falls.

Guánica Dry Forest

(787-821-5706), Guánica.
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Mon.-Sun.
This United Nations Biosphere Reserve features 11,000 acres and is inhabited by more than 600 types of plants and animals.

Los Morrillos Lighthouse

(787-851-1025 x 116), Cabo Rojo.
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Mon., Tues., Wed.-Sun.
The tower is a great photo op and an excellent place to enjoy the sun and the sea breeze.

La Parguera Nature Reserve


(787-899-5891), La Parguera, Lajas.
Its valuable marine resources include coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangrove forests, and a bioluminescent bay. The Playita Rosada recreation area (open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) features the largest natural pool in the Caribbean.

Monte del Estado Ecological Park

(787-873-5632), Maricao.
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sun.
Features campgrounds, trails, and plenty of room in which to enjoy the scenery and observe the island’s native flora and fauna.

Porta Coeli Religious Art Museum

(787-892-5845), San Germán.
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Wed.-Sun.
The former convent chapel, built in 1606, is one of the oldest in the New World.

Poza Teodoro

PR446 at km 12.5, Isabela.
A beach area ideal for children to play and adults to relax. Huge rocks protect this beach “pool” from the ocean waves. From the shore, you can enjoy a superb spectacle by watching waves crashing against the rock walls

Rincón Lighthouse & Park

(787-823-5024), Rincón.
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. daily.
The tower is a great photo-op and the park is a perfect place for whale-watching. Visitors’ center.

Surf N’ Fun Water Park

(787-659-7440 x 3011, 3003), PR2 at km 174.2, San Germán.
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Sat., Sun. and Holidays.
The park is decorated with sea creatures and includes a giant wave pool, slides, giant interactive
games platform, tennis and beach volleyball courts, and a passive river.


Puerto Rico Tourism Company Information Centers:

Rafael Hernández Airport office in Aguadilla:

(787-890-3315 or 787-890-3090)

Porta del Sol Regional Office:

(787-851-7015, 787-851-7070 or 787-823-1088)
Serving: Aguada, Aguadilla, Añasco, Cabo Rojo, Guánica, Hormigueros, Isabela, Lajas, Las Marías, Maricao, Mayagüez, Moca, Quebradillas, Rincón, Sabana Grande, San Germán & San Sebastián