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A blend of Spanish, Indian and African influences, Puerto Rico has mountains, waterfalls, sandy beaches, bioluminescent bays, tropical rainforests and an ever-expanding dining and nightclub scene. It is one of the most culturally rich places in the world with the added allure of a tropical Caribbean island.
At just 100 miles long by 35 miles wide, Puerto Rico is the smallest island of the Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico (Spanish for “rich port”) consists of an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and several islands: Vieques, Culebra, Mona and numerous islets.
Things to do in Puerto Rico
The capital city of San Juan
Five centuries ago, San Juan was an impenetrable fortified city. Today it is one of the top destinations in the Caribbean welcoming travelers from all over the world. The best starting point when visiting the island, the capital city of San Juan is a short flight from major U.S. cities and offers something for everyone. Condado, Ocean Park and nearby Isla Verde are the most popular destinations.
The history of Old San Juan
The charming neighborhood of Old San Juan will transport you back to colonial times with its cobblestone streets and brightly candy colored homes. Its old world elegance, exquisite food and festive atmosphere are special in every way. Walk through massive centuries-old fortresses with breathtaking views of the Atlantic, tour the second oldest cathedral in the Americas, explore museums and world heritage UNESCO sites, or step into Ponce de Leon’s mansion.
The beaches of Condado
Just over the bridge from Old San Juan and Puerta de Tierra, Condado is Puerto Rico’s most stylish and luxurious beachfront neighborhood. Its sandy beach is popular among visitors craving a Caribbean resort experience with all the vibrant life of a city just steps away. In addition to its beautiful views, Condado offers cultural experiences, world class shopping, and sophisticated bistros and restaurants.