POPULAR ATTRACTIONS

OLD SAN JUAN

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You will be walking around an old city in the tropics – it is very hot and usually humid. Wear sun screen and a hat! You may even consider carrying an umbrella for shade. Bring water, or plan to stop often to make sure that you stay hydrated. This city is on a hill – so you will be walking uphill and downhill throughout your visit. Also, many of the streets are cobblestone, and the sidewalks are uneven, so wear comfortable, sturdy shoes. Info

EL MORRO

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Castillo San Felipe del Morro also known as Fuerte San Felipe del Morro or Morro Castle, is a 16th-century citadel located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAN CRISTOBAL

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Castillo San Cristóbal, also known as Fort San Cristóbal, is a fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was built by Spain to protect against land based attacks on the city of San Juan. It is part of San Juan National Historic Site. Info

 

LA FORTALEZA

LA FORTALEZA La Fortaleza is the current official residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico. It was built between 1533 and 1540 to defend the harbor of San Juan. The structure is also known as Palacio de Santa Catalina.
La Fortaleza is the current official residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico. It was built between 1533 and 1540 to defend the harbor of San Juan. The structure is also known as Palacio de Santa Catalina. Info

CATEDRAL DE SAN JUAN BAUTISTA

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The Catedral Metropolitana Basílica de San Juan Bautista or in English, Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, is the Roman Catholic cathedral of the Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico. Info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSEO DE ARTE DE PUERTO RICO

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It is a lovely museum, with the ground floor devoted to classic art work. One wing contains a gallery with paintings, wood carvings and religious articles from the 17th to 19th centuries. The opposite wing’s gallery has more recent works from 1930-1960. There is also a nice museum gift shop. Info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BACARDI DISTILLERY

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San Juan is the home of world famous Bacardí rum. Even if you’ve never given much thought to how this Caribbean staple gets from the cane fields to your mojito, the Casa Bacardí Visitor Center offers a surprisingly interesting experience. Info 

 

CONDADO REGION

CONDADO REGION Just over the bridge from Old San Juan and Puerta de Tierra, Condado is a fashionable place to call home. Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Ferragamo are among the names you'll see on the storefronts here.
Just over the bridge from Old San Juan and Puerta de Tierra, Condado is a fashionable place to call home. Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Ferragamo are among the names you’ll see on the storefronts here. Info

 

EL YUNQUE

EL YUNQUE El Yunque National Forest, formerly known as the Luquillo National Forest and the Caribbean National Forest, is a forest located in northeastern Puerto Rico. It is the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System.
El Yunque National Forest, formerly known as the Luquillo National Forest and the Caribbean National Forest, is a forest located in northeastern Puerto Rico. It is the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. Info

 

LUQUILLO BEACH

LUQUILLO BEACH If you want a safe place with a beautiful view of the ocean with an awesome backdrop of El Yunque, this is the place. Cool, tranquil waters (very safe for young children) with places to camp (reservation required) and decent shops to eat
If you want a safe place with a beautiful view of the ocean with an awesome backdrop of El Yunque, this is the place. Cool, tranquil waters (very safe for young children) with places to camp (reservation required) and decent shops to eat. Info

 

 

CAMUY RIVER CAVE PARK

CAMUY RIVER CAVE PARK This cave is the third largest underground cave system in the world, Rio Camuy runs through it. Photos can’t capture the beauty of this world class wonder, Camuy River Cave Park is among the top ten attractions you can’t miss in Puerto Rico.
This cave is the third largest underground cave system in the world, Rio Camuy runs through it. Photos can’t capture the beauty of this world class wonder, Camuy River Cave Park is among the top ten attractions you can’t miss in Puerto Rico. Info

 

BIOLUMINESCENT BAYS

BIOLUMINESCENT BAYS: There are three bioluminescent bays (bio bays) in Puerto Rico; Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Laguna Grande in the north-east in Fajardo, and La Parguera in the south-west in Lajas. The biobay experience is pretty neat to see — the water glows when the microorganisms in it are agitated.
There are three bioluminescent bays (bio bays) in Puerto Rico; Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Laguna Grande in the north-east in Fajardo, and La Parguera in the south-west in Lajas. The biobay experience is pretty neat to see — the water glows when the microorganisms in it are agitated. Info

 

VIEQUES ISLAND

VIEQUES ISLAND: Vieques is a Caribbean island off Puerto Rico's eastern coast. It's known for boat tours of Bioluminescent Bay (or Mosquito Bay), where microorganisms give the water a blue-green glow. It also offers secluded beaches and snorkeling. Wild horses roam the countryside, much of which is preserved as the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. The Fuerte de Vieques is a mid-19th-century Spanish fort and museum.
Vieques is a Caribbean island off Puerto Rico’s eastern coast. It’s known for boat tours of Bioluminescent Bay (or Mosquito Bay), where microorganisms give the water a blue-green glow. It also offers secluded beaches and snorkeling. Wild horses roam the countryside, much of which is preserved as the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. The Fuerte de Vieques is a mid-19th-century Spanish fort and museum. Info

 

CULEBRA ISLAND

CULEBRA ISLAND: Isla Culebra is an island-municipality of Puerto Rico. It is located approximately 17 miles east of the Puerto Rican mainland, 12 miles west of St. Thomas and 9 miles north of Vieques
Isla Culebra is an island-municipality of Puerto Rico. It is located approximately 17 miles east of the Puerto Rican mainland, 12 miles west of St. Thomas and 9 miles north of Vieques. Info

 

RINCON CITY

RINCON CITY is best known for two things—surfing and sunsets. Beaches are small (meaning no huge resort beaches) and no matter how much of a Type-A personality you are, Rincon’s laid-back attitude and leisurely pace will soon win you over.
Best known for two things—surfing and sunsets. Beaches are small (meaning no huge resort beaches) and no matter how much of a Type-A personality you are, Rincon’s laid-back attitude and leisurely pace will soon win you over. Info

 

PONCE CITY

Ponce City: With a population of 194,636, Ponce is Puerto Rico's second largest city (San juan is the first and Mayaguez is the third). Ponce is commonly known by several names: La Perla del Sur (Pearl of the South), La Ciudad de los Leones City of Lions), or La Ciudad de las Quenepas (Genip City).
With a population of 194,636, Ponce is Puerto Rico’s second largest city (San juan is the first and Mayaguez is the third). Ponce is commonly known by several names: La Perla del Sur (Pearl of the South), La Ciudad de los Leones City of Lions), or La Ciudad de las Quenepas (Genip City). Info

 

PORTA DEL SOL

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The west coast is a place to escape from the city, where you go to expereince the feel of beach towns unexploited by mega resorts and hotels. Info