Best Instagram Spots in Puerto Rico

On my first trip to Puerto Rico I came across so many photo worthy locations! I’m actually heading back at the end of the year so this list will only be getting longer!

1. Gozalandia Falls

It’s not very often you can get to 2 waterfalls in an easy 10 minute walk!! Pay just $5 to park and make your way to the falls on a paved pathway. Be aware that you must use steeps steps to get down to the lower falls.

2. Barrachina

The restaurant where the Pina coolada was created! My mom and I enjoyed sitting at the bar here, chatting to people and getting pictures in their adorable courtyard. I’d recommend going at off peak times to get a spot at the bar or a table quickly.

3. OLV:55 Rooftop

I stayed at their sister property and had such an amazing time relaxing at this rooftop pool! There was a view of Condado Lagoon and San Juan in the distance. There is also a sun deck at there very top with loungers and a jacuzzi which is reserved for hotel guests.

rooftop pool

Rooftop Pool

4. Flamenco Beach

Making top beaches of the world lists for years, I would have loved to get to this location. Flamenco Beach is on the island of Culebra which you must access via ferry or a short flight. The beach is said to have shallow turquoise water, white sand and plenty of vegetation. I didn’t have to time to get there on this trip but stay tuned for my next visit!

5. Streets of San Juan

You will see dozens of spots you want to photograph simply wandering the city. La Fortaleza is the umbrella street in front of the Governor’s mansion. It is an art installation put up after the hurricane to bring people back to San Juan. The pastels buildings and   quaint streets won’t disappoint.


6. Luquillo Beach

Luquillo is a great beach about an hour from San Juan. The beach is frequented by locals and tourists alike. I loved the vibrant  red lifeguard stands . In the other direction El Yunique rainforest serves as a backdrop.

7. Salinas de Cabo Rojo

These salt flats in Cabo Rojo are right on the coast and give off a pink hue. It looks magnificent against clear blue skies.

8. Condado Beach

One of the closest beaches San Juan and definitely one of the nicest. Plenty of luxury hotels chose this beach for a reason!

girl sitting on beach 9. El Yunque National Forest

The only tropical rainforest in the national forest system! Hiking, waterfalls and plenty of nature to keep your camera busy!

10. Rincon Sunsets

Rincon is a surfer town in the West of the island so has some of the best sunsets! I stayed in this town for 2 nights and  hung out on the beach both nights during sunset.


pink sunset

Rincon Sunset

11. Ocean State of Mind

While walking around Rincon I was drawn into a shop called ‘Ocean State of Mind” it was one of the most beautifully curated stories I’ve seen filled with goodies from places like Bali and Hawaii. They also had a hammock just outside their shop which I grabbed a photo in! The best break room out there!

Do you know about any other of the best Instragram spots in Puerto Rico? I’m going back later in the year so please let me know in the comments!

Read my Full Guide to Puerto Rico here.

Find out Where to Stay in San Juan here.