9. Palmas Del Mar
On the eastern corner of the island, you’ll find Palmas Del Mar, a suburb of the city of Humacao. This gem isn’t as well-known as other areas, but has one of the largest resort communities on the island. Pass through the gates (open to residents and non-residents) to find excellent restaurants, marinas, golf courses, tennis courts, schools and even a large horse riding stable.
There are several condo and housing communities within the gates as well as luxury custom homes perched on cliffs overlooking the ocean. Palmas Del Mar lacks the pretentiousness (and expense) of Dorado without sacrificing an incredible lifestyle.