Beyond the casinos and resort-studded beaches, a rainbow of possibilities beckons.
Photo: David Hillegas
El Batey Bar in Old San Juan features dim lighting and graffiti-covered walls; 101 Cristo (no phone). El Picoteo at El Convento serves festive cocktails and tapas; 787/723-9020 or elconvento.com. In Rincón, go to Banana Dang for a java fix; 787/823-0963 or bananadang.com. Sip cocktails and eat sushi with surfers at the Pool Bar; 787/823-8135.
Left: Grab a snack at the Pool Bar in Rincón, founded by Yuri Palchevsky (pictured) and Allison West.