The island of Puerto Rico is one of those US territories that is unincorporated, inhabitant and unorganized, consists a larger number of population of 3.7 million as compared to all other territories combined. It is located on North-East Caribbean Sea. The island “Puerto Rico” is one of those places which are richest in historical places, natural beauty and tradition which makes it not only perfect but also an attractive place for tourists from all around the world. As we all know historical places are all about architecture, Puerto Rico has got all those wonders of history. This island is also famous for natural beauties like: Beaches and landmarks etc.
Why choose Puerto Rico for vacations?
If you want to see the jaw-dropping beauty of nature, want to enjoy the non-urban life (a far cry from civilized life), the great architectural beauty of historical places, the eye catching landscapes, wonderful caves or the greener forests, the gorgeous islands of Puerto Rico are there. You need to head towards the island of Puerto Rico instantly because no other place will offer you all such things at a single place. Also this island is among top 7 best places to spend spring vacations.
El Yunque National Forest
El Yunque National Forest sometimes also known as Caribbean National Forest is the one and only tropical forest that can be found in US national forest system. This place is known for diverse animal life. Some of them are as follows: mongoose, non-venomous snakes, the rare Puerto Rican parrot, and the Coqui frog.
This is the best known place for lovers of hiking and camping.Two famous trees La Mina & Big Tree trial are connected to each other on two hours hiking distance. El Yunque is too big to visit in one day. It requires time of more than one day to enjoy each and everything there. Don’t forget to wear dresses that can resist water and also a waterproof camera to capture beautiful and exotic sights and sceneries.
San Juan National Historic Site
Many people dream of time travelling, some of them wish to travel back to old times. Visiting San Juan National Historic Site is the place of where dreams like this come true. San Juan is true emblem of 17th and 18th century architecture, a grand and pastel colonial one. This is the oldest settlement of Puerto Rico. Add El Morro Fort, the neoclassical San Juan Cathedral, and the Fortaleza to your wish-list whenever you visit San Juan because these are all and all about 16th century architectural beauty.
A nighttime trip from San Juan to Fajardo is a magical experience because when you reach in the middle of Fajardo, the lagoon, the light of stars and moon will lead you towards the wonder world. Indeed, it is the best place to surprise your beloved and to not only enjoy the moments but to live them and to keep them in your memories forever.
El Castillo de San Felipe del Morro
You want to know about how buildings were used in 16th century used for military purposes? Go ahead and explore El Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, you’ll get to know about the life of 16th century. This place became tourist attraction for its extensive history of standing out in 1st and 2nd World Wars. The walk through depth of forests i.e. prison cells, tunnels and barracks would be easier when you’ll be wearing comfortable walking shoes, because the area is too big and somewhat barren and also it takes almost 3 hours of walk to visit the whole fort.
Jobos Beach is all time favorite of tourists and even the locals. It’s almost two hours away drive from San Juan. The best thing about this beach is, it is not surrounded by traffic of people because it is hidden. If you want to feel calm & relax and give your eyes the views of crystal clear water, you want to surf or swim and be in knee deep water. But one needs to be very careful while swimming because there are no lifeguards to save you in case of any emergency. Jobos Beach has everything in it. You need to wear waterproof shoes to get around there. You need to be careful while climbing through the maze of corals. The things which make Jobos different from other are, it has no resorts, no fancy restaurants or tall buildings around it. Keep your cameras ready because everything there is so pretty that it needs to be saved in cameras to make it a permanent part of memories.
What could be more romantic than the time when sun is setting, you and your loved one are at beach, riding on a horse? All the beaches on the island of Puerto Rico provide the couples such facilities, even towards the tropical forests. You don’t want to go to the beach? No worries go outside your hotel and start walking in the streets of Puerto Rico because the whole state is rich enough to allow you experience the sights of sunrise and sunset. Don’t forget to grab some of their traditional street food to wholly enjoy.
Paseo Tablado La Guancha
La Guancha is the best place to stop while you’re staying at Ponce, the city of Puerto Rico. The bay, marina and the offshore island of Caja de Muertos are the prettiest places offered by La Guancha. Weekdays are so full of calmness there. The odor of their traditional fired foods and beverages are one of the famous things there. The beauty of Paseo Tablado La Guancha needs to be captured because nature there is so elegant and magnificent. To beauty of the place is multiplied more than two or three times because of the presence of birds. The birds love to be fed by children. The swimming Tarpons and pelicans glorify the beauty. One can also visit the historical lighthouse there. It can be called a hybrid of culture and tradition.