Instrumental to understanding the Caribbean getaway of Puerto Rico is knowing just what is there and where. San Juan with its dazzling array of colonial architecture is everyone’s start point – and also home to the best dining out anywhere in the archipelago. But where precisely is best for beach life? Where for getting an authentic dose of “local” Puerto Rico? Read on for a beginners’ guide for everything you need to know about the island – including plenty of off-the-beaten-track surprises! This for the site that pares insightful destination articles with where and when the ideal weather to visit is, Weather2Travel.