Map of the Best Places to Take Pictures in Puerto Rico
The Best Places to Take Pictures in Puerto Rico
Photo Spots in San Juan
San Juan is the most visited city in Puerto Rico and has several great photo spots! If you fly into San Juan, then you also won’t need a car to visit these spots as these are all within walking distance from each other.
1. Fortaleza Street
I recommend visiting here early in the morning as this is a very popular photo spot!
2. Castillo San Felipe del Morro El Morro Fort
3. Calle Imperial
4. Calle San Jose (Puerto Rican Flag Door)
Yes, there’s another mural with the Puerto Rican flag just minutes away from each other! You’re in luck if you didn’t like the colors of the previous photo spot.
5. Calle Norzagaray
6. Hotel El Convento
7. Cuartel de Ballaja
8. Cementerio Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzi
Photo Spots Outside of San Juan
To visit these photography spots, you’ll need to rent a car to travel around Puerto Rico. I highly suggest one with high clearance and 4WD as the roads can be rough in some areas.
10. Cero Mime
I have to be honest that the drive here was rough and there was not an actual designated parking spot to start this hike when I visited. I recommend going with someone that knows the area/trail because finding the trailhead was very difficult.
However, based on recent comments for this trail on AllTrails, it seems like now there is a local by the name of Ramon that allows you to park your car at his property (see map below) and points you to the trail but do check before you visit if anything changes.
11. Gozalandia Falls
The walk to the waterfalls is easy. To access the lower falls, you’ll walk down a series of stairs to a cascading waterfall (pictured on right). To access the upper falls, continue the trail and it is a short walk (pictured on left). You can swim at both waterfalls and there’s even a rope swing at the upper one!
12. Survival Beach
Start at the Surfer’s Beach parking lot and look for signs for the trail to Survival Beach (the sign should be obvious). Cross a bridge at the parking lot and head into the woods as part of the trail. The trail itself winds through the woods and over roots and rocks so wear closed-toe shoes. It takes you through the trees and onto Tabletop Beach. Then, depending on the water levels, you can either walk on the beach to Survival Beach or go back through the trees. I highly recommend bringing a backpack with water, sunscreen, and snacks as you could be out in the hot sun for a while!
13. Crash Boat Beach
14. Las Ruinas Faro de La Ponderosa
15. Avión Abandonado: Currently closed as a fire destroyed the plane.
Aguadilla is full of so many gems from beautiful beaches and ruins to…an abandoned plane! You should make a stop to check out this abandoned plane and snap photos of this colorful spot. The story behind the plane is that a pilot was moving the plane at the Aguadilla airport in 1992 when an issue arose and he lost control of the plane and crashed it into another parked plane.
Today, it sits in a field on Route 107 next to a Puma gas station. It is located on private property and the owner asks for a small donation to visit as he takes care of the lot. There are stairs leading into the plane so you can climb into the inside as well!
16. Salinas de Cabo Rojo
17. Faro Los Morrillos
18. Cayo Caracoles
19. Finca El Girasol
20. Puente de Hamaca del Lago Garzas
21. La Curva del Arbol
22. Escaleras de Colores Pasteles
23. Bandera PR Utado
25. El Yunque National Forest
If you visit Puerto Rico, you have to visit El Yunque National Forest! It is actually one of the smallest rainforests in the world, but one of the most biologically diverse. Come experience the beauty of the national rainforest and do go chasing waterfalls!
Here are some of the most beautiful spots to visit in El Yunque National Forest:
- Torre Britton
- Bano Grande
- El Yunque Peak Tower
- Juan Diego Falls
- Torre Yokahu
- Cascada La Mina
- Puente Roto
- Las Pailas
- Las Tinajas Falls
- Charco El Hippie Waterfall
It is certainly one of the best places to take pictures in Puerto Rico!
26. Cueva Ventana: Currently closed due to permits.
Cueva Ventana is a large cave that overlooks the Río Grande de Arecibo valley! You can take a guided hike through this cave for an epic view.