Puerto Rico is a small tropical island, it resides in the Caribbean. It has a population of around 3.6 million people and the official language is Spanish but English is the second language and spoken by most people.
The people of Puerto Rico refer to their island as the ‘Island of Enchantment’, it has a diverse terrain, wonderful beaches and the people are soooo friendly.
For a detailed run down of Puerto Rico’s history and many other details head over to below link.
Wikipedia link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico
Here’s our list of the top 5 attractions you must visit while in Puerto Rico.
Old San Juan – To get a feel on Puerto Rico and it’s rich past spend a day walking around Old San Juan. The city is enclosed by a city wall and contains a plethora of cobblestone streets and two hundred year old buildings. There are many cafes and restaurants so take you time and really soak in the atmosphere. The city is safe with many local police around but do use some common sense as is the case were ever you go.
Castillo de San Felipe del Morro – Also know as El Morro. Built on a narrow point overlooking the San Juan Bay, this is perhaps the most famous structure in Puerto Rico. Building began in 1539 to protect the San Juan Bay. It has protected this bay for 400 years and never been defeated in a naval battle. It’s a mighty and intimidating structure incorporating six levels with dungeons, storerooms, barracks and cannons. There are also some wonderful views to be had of the ocean and San Juan.
El Yungue – To get there will take you about 2 hours by road. This is the only U.S listed tropical forest, the terrain is mountianous but there are varying degrees of tracks you can walk depending on how adventurous you are. The flora and animal life is deverse and well worth a visit. The path to La Mina Falls is the most popular, once at the falls you can take a swim, the water is cool a refreshing and a great way to unwind after a good hike.
Camuy Caves – You’ll be surprised to know they are the third largest in the world. Try and get there early as it does get busy later in the day. The audio tour which is provided with the cost of entry is excellent. The tour takes you through subterranean ravines and underwater rivers.
The Vieques Biobay – This requires you to visit Vieques Island, it is located about 13 km east of Puerto Rico. What you will find is an biobay which is formed by microscopic single cell organisms, they emit a light when they get agitated. When you have thousands of these little critters the scene is spectacular. The best place to experience this on Vieques’ is Mosquito Bay.
When traveling to Puerto Rico we have some great accommodation suggestions below. This selection would have to be some of the best that Puerto Rico has to offer.