Renowned for its soft sandy beaches, tropical rainforests and coral reef hotspots, Puerto Rico attracts travellers from all over the world over to indulge in the exotic sights and sounds that only this Caribbean island can offer.
A visit to Puerto Rico can be as diverse as you like, with just as many bustling cities to see as charming townships and rural hotspots, letting you venture across this mesmerising island as you see fit, making this an excellent place to discover for any and all visitors.
Discover the nuances of this ever-beautiful Caribbean oasis and find out first hand just why it is referred to as the ‘Island of Enchantment’ on what is sure to be a truly unforgettable holiday experience.
Getting To Know Puerto Rico
Located in the northeastern part of the Caribbean, the island of Puerto Rico is considered a United States Territory, though having previously been home to Taino aboriginals and conquering Spaniards, its long and enriched history has led it to adopt an eclectic mix of cultures, customs and traditions, shaping it into the warm and welcoming island we see today.
Visitors seeking to get the most out of their visit to Puerto Rico should first and foremost consider setting some time aside to explore the streets of the booming capital city, San Juan. Boasting everything from idyllic beaches of white sands that lead out to the Atlantic to historical districts that showcase intricate colonial designs and remnants from the old world, the country’s largest city has much to offer the avid adventurer.
If peace and serenity are on the cards, the gentle ebbing tides of Flamenco Beach are the perfect accompaniment for some well-deserved downtime. Situated along the island of Culebra, this sandy haven with its warm sea breeze is considered one of the most captivatingly beautiful beaches all throughout the Caribbean and needs to be seen to be believed.
The El Yunque National Forest is one of Puerto Rico’s most renowned natural attractions and a great place for those with a taste for exploration. Amidst the swaths of emerald foliage lie many wondrous sights to see, such as the cascading waters of both the La Mina and La Coca Falls and the majestic vistas as seen from the lofty El Toro and El Yunque peaks.
•Uncover the old world architecture and colonial details that line the streets of Old San Juan.
•Ease back and relax upon soft sands while gazing out at azure waters at Flamenco Beach.
•Cut a swath through the green foliage of El Yunque National Forest on an exciting adventure.
•Pay a visit to the stunning Cathedral of San Juan Batista to marvel at its unforgettable designs.
•Discover the rich treasure trove of undersea wonders while snorkelling off the coast of Ponce at Caja de Muertos.
•Spend time finding your way around the extraordinary Castillo San Felipe del Morro.
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Packing for Puerto Rico all depends on whether you’re looking to spend your time delving deep into forests, basking upon beaches, indulging in the soothing ambiance of beaches or a combination of all three.
Puerto Rico boasts a hot, tropical climate; as such summer wear would be a good choice for the day to day exploration to ensure comfort while some casual smart clothes are recommended for evening events. If you’re looking to visit more rural sites such as forests and mountains then be sure to bring sensible hiking gear but nothing too encumbered, while beach-goers should definitely aim to bring some swimwear, sunscreen and mosquito repellent.
Don’t forget that Puerto Rico is a United States Territory, and though Spanish is one of the main languages, the currency is still the United States Dollar.
•Capital – San Juan
•Currency – United States Dollar
•Language – English and Spanish
•Time Zone – GMT -4 hours
Settled deep in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is no stranger to tropical climates with everything from arid deserts to cool mountain tops, and though there are varying climates depending on where on the island you are and at what time; Puerto Rico does consistently prove to be a great place to go to for great weather, with average temperatures of around 26 to 28°C year round.
The dry season in Puerto Rico lasts from December to April while the wet season stretches from April to November, and while the island is susceptible to constant trade winds bringing in rainfall, these tend to be flash showers that help break up the hot weather.
The dry season is always the best time to pay a visit to Puerto Rico thanks to its lower humidity and cooler evenings.
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