What to see in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Attractions

Puerto Rico, in many a tourist's mind, is a paradise, and for good reason. A tropical Caribbean destination with cultural interest and lots of character thrown in, Puerto Rico certainly delivers on all fronts.

For those with a penchant for the outdoors, Puerto Rico will not disappoint. The country makes for a brilliant natural playground offering beautiful islands, undeveloped beaches, caves and a mountainous region to explore as well as quaint villages and towns. Surfing as well as scuba diving are popular choices in areas such as Vieques' bioluminescent bay or on the western shores, and adventuring through the caves in the Camuy Cave Park is thrilling.

A part from the obvious sun-soaking at the likes of Isla Verde or the Rincon shoreline, holidaymakers will also get the chance to indulge in Puerto Rico's interesting history. The fortress of San Felipe del Morro, built in 1540, makes for a great cultural excursion, and the historic San Juan, with its fascinating colonial architecture dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries, will delight history lovers. For those looking for art and culture, sculptures are a common sight in San Juan and there are wonderful museums such as Puerto Rico's showcase art gallery, Museo de Arte.

Home to a diverse and vibrant nightlife scene, as well as many fine restaurants offering memorable fusion cuisines, a night out in Puerto Rico's San Juan will offer tourists some good fun and fantastic gastronomy, and what's more, the tropical temperatures in Puerto Rico mean that visitors can enjoy what it has to offer all year round.

Casa Bacardi Visitor Centre

Undoubtedly one of the top tourist attractions in Puerto Rico, a trip to the Casa Bacardi Visitor Centre is a must for…

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Fort San Felipe del Morro

The mighty six-level fortress of San Felipe del Morro, built in 1540, towers 140 feet (43m) above the sea on San Juan…

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Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve

Located on three promontories on the extreme northeast corner of the island, Las Cabezas reserve is one of the most beautiful…

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Museo de Arte

Puerto Rico's showcase art gallery opened just a few years ago at a cost of millions of dollars. The gallery is housed…

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Old San Juan

This area, encompassing about seven blocks, dates back about 500 years to the Spanish occupation when it served as a…

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San Germán

A historic town with a colourful past, San Germán was the second city founded in Puerto Rico by the Spanish. Its…

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