Places of interest when you visit Puerto Rico
From getting lost in the old city to the naturally carved caves, a lot to soak in
A Caribbean island and an unincorporated territory of the United States, Puerto Rico is a land for the ultimate chillers in life. A beautiful island surrounded by green and crystal clear waters, Puerto Rico, is located southeast of Miami in Florida. While the beaches are the biggest attraction, its ancient architecture reflects the history it carries with it. Puerto Rico is an island of holy living, from the Spanish colonial construction to art deco, from moist forests to the Greater Antilles mangroves. So if you are planning your following travel itinerary but cannot decide on a place to go, here is your list.
It is one of the oldest and most treasured cities in Puerto Rico that attracts locals and people worldwide for its architecture and colours. Apart from the ancient architecture, this old city of San Juan is filled with colourful streets, local cuisine, local shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants throughout the old town. To make the entire experience worthwhile, guided tours are a great help in learning the history of the many 500-year-old buildings. This ancient city is also famous for its bustling music and art scenes.
Rio Camuy Caves
It is a must for its natural element that it adds to the country. About an hour’s drive from San Juan, these caves comprise the third largest river carves that are roughly about 220 caves spread throughout ten miles. As per many geologists’ reports, there could be as many as 800 undiscovered caves there. To experience the caves upfront located in a 300-acre park, you have guided walk tours offering knowledge and experiences of the area.
El Yunque National Rainforest
Located in the northeast of Puerto Rico, El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical forest in the United States. It is loved by people for its offers the experience of hiking and being in nature. Also, the largest block of public land in Puerto Rico, El Yunque forest, has 13 trails that range from easy to complex. Most importantly, the plan to trek through the trail one needs to have at least two days to spend for you will also get camping to go to. And remember to wear waterproof clothes and gear.
A few other places to visit are La Vuelta Cycling Tour, Playa Flamenco, Fort San Cristóbal, Condado, and Carolina Beach.