Unlike many other Latin American countries, Puerto Rico has a limited transportation system. While publicos (collective vans) can move you from one city to another, getting to the departure point is often difficult and time-consuming, and pinning down a schedule is next to impossible.
Driving the island is the best way to get to know Puerto Rico. At just 100×39 miles, it’s easy to discover almost all that Puerto Rico has to offer in a short period of time.
And what the island offers is extraordinary, especially considering its size. These five best drives will take you from the coast to the island’s interior, showing you the diversity of Puerto Rico’s geography:
- the turbulent waves of the Atlantic north coast
- the smooth as a plate waters of the Caribbean south coast
- the curious karst limestone formations
- the extensive underground cave system
- the dense and lush rainforest
- the desert
The itineraries include starting and destination points, with must-see sites along the route. Some lodging recommendations are also included.