Puerto Rico offers nothing if not diversity. On one small island, 100 miles long and 35 miles wide, you can experience thousands of years of history and four distinct cultures.
Investigate ancient Indian ceremonial parks, compare two of the oldest and most architecturally interesting Spanish Colonial churches, or see a 19th century coffee plantation in action. Survey a pair of the largest and most complex castle-like fortifications built by the Spaniards in the New World, or join the modern era when you tour the Arecibo radio telescope or the Bacardi Rum distillery.
This is just a sampling of the countless sites you can visit in Puerto Rico. We invite you to set aside a few days, or a few weeks, and explore our culture and our history.
- Fort San Felipe del Morro: A massive six-level fort high atop a promontory overlooking San Juan Bay
- San Cristobal Fort: The largest fort built by the Spanish in the New World
- San José Church: A rare example of Spanish Gothic architecture
- Bacardi Tour: See how Bacardi rum is made and savor its flavor
- Arecibo Radio Telescope: Home base for NASA’s Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence
- Caguana Ceremonial Park: Mysterious park containing 30 Indian ball courts and countless stone carvings
- Maunabo Lighthouse: A 19th Century picture-perfect lighthouse with spectacular views of the Caribbean
- Hacienda Buena Vista: A “working” coffee plantation depicting rural 19th century life
- Tibes Ceremonial Park: The oldest Indian ceremonial complex and largest Indian cemetery
- Porta Coeli: A small gem of great architectural and historic value
- Walking Tour of Old San Juan: Explore the cobbled streets for a glimpse of rich history