Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Puerto Rico, America

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Puerto Rico, America

Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States situated in the northeastern Caribbean, surrounded by the Dominican Republic in the west, and the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands in the east. San Juan is the capital and largest city of Puerto Rico.


Geography of Puerto Rico:

Puerto Rico territory is made up of Puerto Rico Island and many other smaller islands such as Mona, Desecheo, Vieques, Culebra and Caja de Muertos. It covers an area of 9,104 sq. km.

The five largest cities of Puerto Rico are:

  • San Juan
  • Bayamon
  • Carolina
  • Ponce
  • Caguas


History of Puerto Rico:

Tainos were the original settlers of Puerto Rico. The Spanish conquered the land of Puerto Rico during the beginning of 16th century and ruled for over 400 years until the United States claimed it in 1898 by defeating Spain in Spanish–American War. Puerto Ricans achieved U.S. citizenship in 1917 and the expansion and development of Puerto Rico was initiated in 1952.

Connectivity to Puerto Rico:

Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is the most important airport of Puerto Rico, located in Carolina, around 12 km away from the capital city, San Juan. It has direct flights to and from most of the major USA cities including Atlanta, New York, Boston, Chicago and Washington and other European and Canadian locations.

The major taxi companies serve Puerto Rico cities include:

  • Cooperativa de Taxis de Bayamon
  • Ocean Crew Transport
  • Santana Taxi Service
  • Rochdale Radio Taxi

Buses and cars are other modes of transportation. The capital city San Juan is served by train system.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Puerto Rico:

The culture of Puerto Rico is inherited from both Spain and USA. Spanish is a national and widely spoken language while English is the secondary language. Football, Boxing, basketball, and volleyball are popular games in Puerto Rico.

As a part of the United States, Puerto Rico has rich shopping sector housing plenty of World standard shopping malls and famous food corners and most of them are located in San Juan. Some popular dishes in Puerto Rico include Mofongo con camarones, mofongo, tostones and chuletas.


Places of interest in Puerto Rico:

El Castillo de San Cristobal:

El Castillo de San Cristobal is a historical fort situated in the capital city, San Juan. It was built by the Spaniards to defend San Juan from opponent attack. This 150 feet tall fort occupies an area of 27 acres and tourists are allowed from 9AM to 6PM every day.


El Castillo San Felipe del Morro:

El Castillo San Felipe del Morro is a World Heritage Site, declared in the year 1983. This 16th century citadel belongs to San Juan National Historic Site.


Centro de Bellas Artes:

Centro de Bellas Artes hosts regular concerts, plays, and operas. It is the largest fine arts center in the Caribbean and was inaugurated in 1981.


Other places of interest near Puerto Rico are:

  • Palacio de Santa Catalina
  • El Catedral de San Juan Bautista
  • Castillo de San Jerónimo
  • Iglesia de San Jose
  • Ayuntamiento or Alcaldia
  • Fuerte San Geronimo
  • Bacardi Rum Factory
  • Central Park
  • Munoz Rivera Park
  • Parque de las Palomas
  • The Teatro Tapia
  • The Casino of Puerto Rico
  • Felisa Rincón de Gautier Museum
  • Museo Nuestras Raíces Africanas


Best time to visit Puerto Rico:

Probably, from mid April to June is the best time to travel winsome  Puerto Rico.


Accommodation options in Puerto Rico:

Puerto Rico is home to plenty of American standard hotels and San Juan houses 50% of the total accommodation centres of Puerto Rico. A list of prominent hotels and resorts in Puerto Rico includes:

  • Hotel El Convento
  • Royal Isabela Golf Resort
  • Hacienda Tamarindo
  • Doubletree by Hilton San Juan
  • Ciqala Suites
  • Bravo Beach Hotel
  • Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn
  • San Juan Water & Beach Club Hotel
  • La Concha Resort
  • Olive Boutique Hotel
  • Copamarina Beach Resort
  • Horned Dorset Primavera
  • The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
  • Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan
  • Hotel Colombus

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