RV Trips around Puerto Rico
Is there anything more carefree than cruising through nature?
There something ethereal about connecting with nature from the moment you wake up to the moment you fall asleep. A sporadic detachment from the fast-paced life and total immersion with your surroundings bring a level of serenity that can only be sourced from nature. And Puerto Rico is the ideal destination for it.
Imagine driving across the Cordillera Central or La Sierra de Luquillo (yes, through mountains and luscious landscapes), breathing the fresh Caribbean air, finding the perfect resting spot, and falling asleep under the stars while coquís serenade you. Or, rolling down the windows as you cruise the heart and soul of the Caribbean's coastline and set to rest while enjoying some of the most astonishing sunsets in Puerto Rico.
If that's the peace and tranquility you seek in your next vacation, renting a mobile home or an RV (recreational vehicle) to explore beautiful sights and have exciting adventures is for you. RVing through Puerto Rico allows you to move at your pace, gives you the freedom to extend your stay, and change directions as you wish. Flexibility and downtime, that's what it boils down to.
We break it down by days, but wheater you opt for a quiet seaside escapade or a refreshing mountain campsite… or both, pick and choose some of these recommendations to create and inspire your itinerary!
Note: It is best – and easier, to book your campsite and lodging permits in advance through your mobile home rental companies. Businesses like Vive la Van, Genesis Motorhomes and Puerto Rico Van Trip offer all the glamping amenities you'll need to discover Puerto Rico. Still, you have to bring your food, water, and personal items.
Day one: The north coast awaits
Set your GPS for Añasco, where your first campsite – if you choose to, awaits. An optimal first resting stop is Tres Hermanos National Park, a vacation center with beach views near the northwest mountain regions. There, you'll find an extensive coastline lined with palm trees and sunny-gold sand, a fishing area, gazebos, and campgrounds for those staying overnight. You can enjoy the serenity of the beach away from the bustle and make yourself at home, have a bbq picnic, and go swimming. If you head out and explore Añasco, stop in the "enchanted" Salto de la Encantada, a cascade that falls over slick rocks and ends in a natural pool.
Another great resting stop lies inside the Cambalache State Forest between the towns of Barceloneta and Arecibo. There you can find miles of hiking trails, do some birdwatching, and breathe in the fresh air. You can also make your way to nearby towns and visit secluded beaches like Peña Blanca beach in Aguadilla, just 30 minutes away – or drive a little further and delve into a cave adventure at Cueva Ventana in Arecibo.
Day 2: East coast vibes
You can find a little bit of everything when you head out to Seven Seas, the ultimate beach campsite on the east coast of Puerto Rico. Nestled inside a beach that leads to three other secluded beaches: Playa Escondida, Playa Colorá, and La Zanja, this campsite is equipped with a playground for kids, individual showers, and gazebos. This campsite is nearby Las Croabas recreational park, where you can spend the day playing around the swings, slides, and waterpark. Be sure to book a nightly trip around the town's bioluminescent bay Laguna Grande. Before setting ground for the evening and night, you can stop by El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical forest in the U.S. National Forest System. Or book a trip at La Paseadora, a boat that takes you around the Espíritu Santo River, the only navigable river in Puerto Rico.
Day 3: Mountain views are the best!
Are you ready to explore the innermost parts of Puerto Rico? Then head out to Utuado, where you'll spend the night at the Río Abajo State Forest. Yes, you'll find hiking trails, parts of the Tanamá River, and the Dos Bocas Lake, the perfect scenario for reconnecting with nature. It is the uttermost relaxing site you need to immerse yourself in nature fully. You can spend the day exploring the forest, kayaking in the lake, or canyoneering. If you choose to venture into Utuado, you can visit the Caguana Ceremonial Park and learn more about the indigenous roots of Puerto Rico; or pass by Café Gran Batey to see the inner workings of a coffee farm.