Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a place where the Old World is mashed up with the new on an Island that is small in size but offers an immense bounty of one-of-a-kind experiences. Rich history and culture, exceptional food, pristine beaches, majestic mountains, relaxation, adventure — all packed into one sun-kissed Caribbean paradise. Puerto Rico is full of people who are welcoming and buena gente (which is Boricua lingo for kind and friendly). Here, you’ll feel like you are family instead of just a visitor. Around every corner, you’ll find a celebration of life, a vibrant cultural experience, food for the soul, and a captivating rhythm. Dare to discover the many treasures of Puerto Rico. Description Credited to Discover Puerto Rico

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Destination Highlights


Discover the best places to visit, from historic sites to beautiful beaches and other outdoor attractions. Ancient history, rich culture, beautiful colonial architecture, perfect weather, fun attractions, delicious food, and warm people make this Caribbean island a timeless favorite destination.If you’re wondering what some of the most popular “can’t miss” places in Puerto Rico are, here are a few recommendations to get you started.

Castillo San Felipe del Morro: Better known as El Morro, this impressive citadel is one of the largest fortifications built by the Spaniards in the Caribbean during the 16th century.
Castillo San Cristóbal: Standing guard at the eastern gate, this fortress was built to guard the city from enemies approaching by land. Covering over 27 acres, this fortification is the largest one made by the Spaniards in the New World.
Capilla del Cristo: Another landmark is the Capilla del Cristo. This small sanctuary was built at the top of the walls of the city, an unusual decision for colonial times.
Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery: This peculiar cemetery was established in the 19th century. The Spaniards built it outside the city walls because of their strong fear of the afterlife.
Casa Blanca: Turned into a museum, this is the oldest residence in Old San Juan.
Catedral de San Juan: When compared to the rest of America, the structure of this church is a rare example of medieval architecture during Spanish ruling in the New World.
Calle Fortaleza (Fortaleza Street): Extending eastward from the Governor’s Mansion is Calle Fortaleza, which is one of Old San Juan’s oldest and most photogenic streets.

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Things To Do

Thanks to our warm, tropical climate, Puerto Rico’s beaches are ready to welcome you at any time of the year. Beaches here are never off-limits, and each one has something unique to offer, depending on the type of experience you want to have during your visit.

From picture-perfect views to sailing adventures, Puerto Rico’s stunning beaches include sandy stretches perfect for lounging in the shade, catching a wave, paddling a kayak, or exploring underwater on a scuba diving or snorkeling adventure. Come find out why the Island’s beaches are consistently named among the best in the world!

Watersports in Puerto Rico: Whether you’re looking to catch some waves and surf all day near the west coast towns of Rincón and Aguadilla or do some serious scuba diving in Isla de Mona or Isla Culebrita, watersports in Puerto Rico are a fun experience. Boat your way through the passages of La Parguera or the incredible blue sights of Punta Arenas in Vieques and be enchanted by Puerto Rico’s Caribbean waters. If you’re planning to stay in San Juan, you can always stand-up paddleboard in the Condado Lagoon for amazing views of the city.

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Food & Culture

Regardless of where you travel in Puerto Rico, you’ll find a variety of delicious dining options. Puerto Rico’s thriving restaurant scene can be experienced from San Juan to Cabo Rojo, from Rincón to Fajardo — and all points in between. Our culinary delights range from classic comida criolla (the Island’s unique style of creole cooking) to tropical fusions created by award-winning chefs. Whether you’re looking for a casual chinchorro (roadside kiosk), local hot spots, food trucks, fine-dining, or even a pizza or steak, the Island’s kitchens won’t disappoint. As we say in Puerto Rico, a full belly makes for a happy heart!

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