El Yunque National Forest

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 the named El Yunque. It is the sole tropical rain forest in the whole of United States National Forest System. Continue reading “El Yunque National Forest” »

Tibes Ceremonial Park

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 was in use more than a thousand years before the birth of Christ. Ponce expropriated the 32-acre site and now this archeological gem is open to the public. Continue reading “Tibes Ceremonial Park” »

Porta Coeli

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 and you will catch a glimpse of Puerto Rico as it was in its earliest days. Continue reading “Porta Coeli” »