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Puerto Rico

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, is one of the  Unincorporated territories of the United States  and one of the  two commonwealth states  with  self-governing status  of the  United States of America . It is located east of  the Dominican Republic  and west of the  Virgin Islands . Made up of an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and several islands: Vieques, Culebra, Mona and numerous islets. From San Juan, its capital,  We can visit several of the most famous Caribbean islands, such as Saint Thomas and Saint John. It is interesting to explore the tropical island of Puerto Rico, where you can find exotic hideaways, miles of white sand beaches, mountains and valleys, and many other natural wonders. In addition to the natural beauties, you will find yourself surrounded by warm and friendly people.

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How to get to Puerto Rico

Airplane:  The main airport is the Luis Muñoz Marín Airport in the capital San Juan, which  It has numerous connections with most of the capitals of Latin America. As for airlines, the one with the largest number of destinations from Puerto Rico is American Airlines.

Boat: normally if you are taking a Caribbean cruise you can get off in the capital.

ferry: is  an option that will bring you comfortably and economically to Puerto Rico. Ferries depart from Santo Domingo and arrive in San Juan. The journey lasts one night and the ship offers seats and cabins.  

How to get around in Puerto Rico

Plane: the main national routes connect the capital San Juan with the islands of Culebra and Vieques.

Ship:  daily ferries link Fajardo with Vieques and Culebra.

Bus: there are  very cheap that make transfers and provide service between some of the main towns but they are very slow and do not have too many frequencies.

Car: renting is the easiest method to get around the island. The main connections are highways that connect the most important towns.

Aerial metro: used  to move to certain areas on the outskirts of San Juan such as Carolina and it is quite modern.

Cab:  is  expensive, to make it cheaper it is shared with other travellers. 

Public vans:  shared with pre-established routes

What to see in Puerto  rich

San Juan

With 500 years of history, the  Old San Juan  It is without a doubt one of the most emblematic and precious places in Puerto Rico. When strolling through its cobbled streets you will enjoy a  unique architecture and the color of its streets. You'll find fun local shops and lively restaurants and bars scattered throughout the old city.

The free cars can take you to the most important places like  the nose  ,  San Cristobal Castle  ,  Ballajá Barracks  ,  Strength  , among others.  

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Castle of San Felipe del Morro

Strong and beautiful, this fort has helped protect the coastline for nearly five centuries while commanding some of the best scenery on the island. Explore it via spiral staircases between levels and take a photo in one of the iconic sentry gate boxes that line the exterior walls.

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El Yunque Rain Forest

Just an hour's drive from San Juan located in  Rio Grande  , on the eastern side of the island, encompasses 28,000 acres of land that includes 25 waterfalls, several rivers, and is a protected area that is home to more than 240 species of trees, a wide variety of native fauna, unique birds, and beautiful landscapes, the Forest. You can choose between hiking, zip line or horseback riding, and enjoy  of the amazing view from the top of the forest overlooking the lush valleys of the region.

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Piñones, Loiza

Just minutes from San Juan and the  Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU)  , you can find the Afro-Caribbean coastal neighborhood of Piñones. Full of delicious authentic food  made in the traditional hearth; the  little ones  food stalls, they offer fritters made of plantain, fresh fish, oysters and lots of seasoning; you can try the alcapurrias  and codfish with crab or cod meat and also  visit the María de la Cruz Historical Park in Loiza and its beautiful cave of great historical value.


Santurce, San Juan

The neighborhood of Santurce, home of the  Puerto Rico Museum of Art  and the  Contemporary Art Museum  , among many other galleries and  local shops,  It is located very close to the Condado district, about 20 minutes from Old San Juan. The area has become a center for arts and culture with many buildings displaying murals and galleries displaying works by local artists. 

The small square of Santurce  offers tradition, live music, culture and authentic local food all in one. Farmers sell their fresh produce during the day, including local fruits, vegetables, flowers, and dishes, and a block party-style celebration takes place on weekend nights.

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The Parguera

A trip to La Parguera in the city of Lajas, located on the southwestern side of Puerto Rico, can be a two and a half hour drive from San Juan.  You can eat  eat local food and drink an authentic Puerto Rican cocktail on the Malecón, a waterfront area with colorful souvenir shops and beautiful views. 

Also you can  Diving  in the near  bioluminescent bay  , experience the best diving on the island, hike, bird watch, bike or rent a boat to see dozens of small mangrove islands. You will find different species of birds and sea creatures in Caracoles, Mata la Gata or Cayo Enrique and even  you might see a dolphin or a manatee.

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The Camuy River Cave Park

Very close to the capital city, it is one of the largest cave systems in the world.

The caves are part of an extensive network of natural limestone caves and underground watercourses carved out by the third largest underground river in the world, the Camuy.

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Vieques Beaches

It is a small Puerto Rican island located less than an hour by boat on the eastern side of Puerto Rico.  The island has 40 beaches, virgin and underdeveloped and  there is a current  of rivers that keeps the water unusually clean. Many of the bays are sheltered with perfectly calm waters; others have more wave action for boogie boarding and other activities. The Vieques Biobay is where a bioluminescence phenomenon occurs that makes its waters glow with fluorescent colors at night, due to the presence of unique microorganisms that cause this effect.

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Flamingo Beach

The small Culebra Island, considered a Wildlife Refuge, is home to one of the  the most paradisiacal beaches in the country, Playa Flamenco, chosen as one of the best beaches in the world. It has a horseshoe shape, crystal clear waters and is surrounded by bushes and equipped with the right services.

In addition to  snorkel and enjoy the sea , you can take a walk to the tip of the island. To the west of the island, Playa Tamarindo is the perfect place to spend the day snorkeling, swimming among colorful fish.

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Cayo Icacos

Just over an hour's drive from  San Juan  to Las Croabas and other marinas in  Fajardo  , you can explore the Cayos Icacos or Lobos with deserted beaches and nothing but white sand and perfect turquoise waters for snorkeling and swimming. It is a nature reserve  where  you will fall in love with the shades of turquoise blue that reflects the sea where  you can visit turtles and  discover the beautiful corals of the caribbean.  

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Gastronomy in Puerto Rico

the kitchen  puerto rican  has its roots in the culinary traditions of  Spain ,  Africa  and the cultures  Taíno . Puerto Rican cuisine has surpassed the limits of the island and can be found in several countries outside the archipelago.


Stewed beans: they are stewed with sofrito, tomato sauce and different spices. This results in an aromatic and flavorful broth to which potatoes, pumpkin and banana balls are added. accompanied by rice and some meat.

Masonry rice: fry pepper, ham and garlic in a frying pan. They are then mixed and sautéed with cooked white rice and stewed beans.

Mofongo: it is prepared by frying the plantain and, using a mortar, it is mashed in a mortar which  Garlic and butter are added, then a kind of volcano is built and stuffed with chicken, seafood or meat.

Pork rind:  pieces of fried chicken, pork, or fish meat with the skin left on for a crispy texture.

Fried yellows: ripe plantains cut into wheels and fried until golden brown.

Tostones: they are fried plantain wheels, but green. First the wheels are fried and then they are crushed with a tostonera. Once crushed, they are fried again to make them crispy.

Alcapurria:  a dough based on green plantain and root vegetables such as yautia or malanga. A filling of meat, chicken, seafood or vegetables is put in the middle of this dough, then it is fried.

Pionono: fried ripe yellows that are placed on top of a pan forming a wheel and leaving a hole in the middle. In that hole you put cooked ground meat and a beaten egg.

Bacalaitos:  Fritters made from shredded cod that is mixed with flour and different herbs to taste.

Coconut flan: the main ingredient is coconut milk and condensed milk, which gives it a creamy texture and just the right amount of sweetness.

Piña colada: cocktail made up of pineapple juice, coconut cream and rum .

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