Driving through the verdant green mountains to the Southwest side of Puerto Rico, I was amazed at how lush, and undeveloped much of the land was. Arriving at my destination, the landscape filled with stunning beaches and inlets was breathtaking. Things are finally starting to look up for Puerto Rico, after struggling to recover since Hurricane Maria hit in 2017. Hollywood is also calling with more film productions than ever planning to shoot on the less populated region of the island, where tranquil beaches and healthy tropical forests are abundant.

I was eager to leave busy San Juan to explore another side to the island. My first west coast stop was at the famed Rincón Beach, widely known as the surfing capital with its reef-lined Atlantic beaches hosting world-class surfing competitions. The small, laid back area of Rincón positioned where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world on its Caribbean side.

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