tourist attractions in Puerto Rico Archive
Situated on the United States island of Puerto Rico, the El Yunque National Forest was previously recognized as the Luquillo National Forest and the Caribbean National Forest. The second highest mountain peak in the forest is also
A hurricane brought massive flooding to the Tibes section of Ponce in 1975 and unearthed remnants of indigenous cultures that had been hidden for centuries. Archaeologists soon uncovered the largest ceremonial center in the West Indies—one that
Gothic churches are rare in the New World, but Puerto Rico has two: Porta Coeli, built in 1606 in San Germán, and San José, built in the 1530’s in Old San Juan.
Fort San Cristóbal stands guard at where once was the eastern gate to the walled city of Old San Juan. Construction on the fort was begun in 1634 and finished in 1790, although modifications were made well
Located in the southwestern town of San Germán, Porta Coeli Museum is a tiny, dazzling gem of great architectural and historical value. Walk up its ancient staircase and look down on the plaza surrounded by centuries-old homes
The little town of Maunabo is located precisely at the point where the east of Puerto Rico meets the south. The town is flanked by the last two legs of the Cordillera Central (Central Mountain Range) as
In 1833 a Spaniard who emigrated from Venezuela to Puerto Rico purchased a large parcel of fertile land in the hills north of Ponce. He built a lovely two-story main house, slave quarters, farm buildings and processing
When the first Spaniards arrived on the island more than 500 years ago, they encountered thousands of Taíno Indians—the most recent of a series of inhabitants that had populated the Caribbean region for thousands of years.
In the northwest mountains of the island, nestled among the karst-country hills, is the Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory, or Radio Telescope, the largest of its kind and one of the most important research facilities on the face of
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.