In Spanish, Puerto Rico is known as “La Isla del Encanto” which means “Island of Enchantment”. In accordance with its nickname, Puerto Rico is located in the eastern Caribbean Sea has a lot of natural charm. Puerto Rico comprises an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands, the largest of which are Vieques, Culebra, and Mona. The main island of Puerto Rico is the smallest by land area of the Greater Antilles. There are so many magnificent places and beautiful popular tourist attractions in Puerto Rico to visit, below you will got the list.
Travellers will be awed by the cultural heritage and history of La Isla, from the charm of the old town San Juan to festivals and traditional arts in the outer villages. You can drive around the Puerto Rico in one day, but do not rush to do so. Coffee plantations, colonial heritage cities, beaches, bars, and restaurants waiting for you to explore. Old Town San Juan, the Castillo de San Felipe del Morro is known, is a place with a good atmosphere for a walk. Enjoy a different life by hiking in the rainforest, scuba diving, or swimming in Vieques lagoon bathed in light.
1. Castillo de San Felipe del Morro
Castillo San Felipe del Morro also known as Fort San Felipe del Morro or Morro Castle, is a 16th-century citadel located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more than 400 years, the castle has protected San Juan and the delivery of the new world to the old world. With the $ 5, you can visit this fort in 501 street Norzagaray, Old San Juan. The fort is open daily from 9:00 to 17:00 pm local time (June to November) and 9:00 to 18:00 local time (December to May).
Now, the six-level fort was the site of Puerto Rican military history from the 1500’s until the 20th century. Here you can see the cannons facing the sea and into the guard box to see how the soldiers used to live and work in the colonial era. In addition, you can also see enhancements made by the U.S. during World War II.
2. Vieques Biobay
It is recommended to visit Vieques Biobay on a moonless night, when there is little light. By using a kayak, you can through the mangrove trees towards Mosquito Bay in Vieques Island. When kayaking here, your paddle will look green glow in the water, among fish that looks like a lightning streak under water. You will understand why Biobay Vieques is one of the most amazing experiences to offer Puerto Rico. Thanks to geography, climate, and local conservation efforts, Vieques Biobay is one of the most luminous bays in the world.
3. El Yunque
El Yunque or “The Anvil” is home to the tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest System. During the two-hour drive from San Juan, you will pass the lush and beautiful region. Most people decide to come here is to walk amongst abundant flora rainforest or to dive under a waterfall. El Yunque is part of Puerto Rico that has not changed in centuries.
4. Culebrita Island
Off the east coast of Puerto Rico, the main attraction is the beach Flamenco generally. But actually there is another place that is not less beautiful small island Culebrita. To get away from the crowd (you have to take a water taxi or boat) and feel the beauty and splendor of pristine beach lighthouse, Culebrita is suitable. West Coast is a long stretch of white sand beach with shades of blue waters and great snorkeling. For diving, you can find Culebrita Reef on the south side of the island. However, the crown jewel Culebrita small island is Playa Tortuga (“Turtle Beach”).
5. Camuy cave
Camuy cave are one of the largest cave systems in the world and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. This cave is located in the northwest of Puerto Rico, but the main entrance to the park is located in the Quebrada, Camuy. The caves here are part of a large network of natural limestone caves and underground waterways carved by an underground river in the world’s third-biggest, Camuy River.
Cave system was discovered in 1958 and was first documented in the book Discovery At The Rio Camuy (1973) by Russell and Jeanne Gurnee. Archaeological evidence suggests that this cave has been explored by TaÃno Indians, the first inhabitants of Puerto Rico hundreds of years ago. More than 10 miles (about 16 kilometers) with 220 caves and 17 entrances of Camuy cave system has been mapped but experts estimate there are 800 caves in this system.