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Hot spots outside Puerto Rico's capital

Puerto Rico, one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean, is usually associated with the bustling energy of San Juan. But outside the illustrious capital, along 300 miles of sun-drenched coast, there's a rich cultural history and unadulterated paradise awaiting the more adventurous. In these places, you're guaranteed not only the best in sand and sea, but off-the-beaten path experiences, awesome natural beauty, friendly local flavor and great eats. On your next trip to Puerto Rico, check out of San Juan and head west to Porta del Sol, down to the Southern Coast or east to Rio Grande.

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