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Traditional Plena Music of Puerto Rico

It is known that Plena Music originates from the Southern coast of Puerto Rico, and although there is no shortage of stories relating to the history of Plena Music, the most popular version suggests that it was created in the city of Ponce. The exact date of the original introduction of this form of Puerto Rican music varies somewhere between the years of 1875 to 1920, but its founding is not really important, as Plena is alive and still entertaining thousands.

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The Mysterious, Yet Famous Dreuxilla Divine

Every Puerto Rican knows the name Dreuxilla Divine. She is a drag queen that came on the scene in the year 2000 and has gained popularity over the last few years. All that is really known about this mysterious Puerto Rican celebrity is that she was born on 12 January 1974. Some say that Dreuxilla Divine was born in Rio Piedras and others firmly believe that this fashion icon originates from the upper class neighborhood of El Condado in San Juan.

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The Kapok Tree – the National Tree of Puerto Rico

If you travel to Puerto Rico you may notice that there is an abundance of one particular tree – the Kapok (Ceiba) tree. This beautiful tree is common in tropical rainforests and other natural attractions and it plays a fitting role as Puerto Rico’s national tree.

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The Critically Endangered Puerto Rican Parrot

If you visit the Caribbean National Forest while you are in Puerto Rico, you may be fortunate enough to see a Puerto Rican Amazon Parrot. This attractive bird is endemic to Puerto Rico, but it is also critically endangered. In 2006 the remaining wild population was estimated to have dropped to as few as forty-four birds.

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El Commandante Race Track – Pride of Puerto Rico

Horse racing became a very popular sport in Puerto Rico in the early 1900’s. The first imported racehorses that were documented went by the names of Meteor and Covandonga. Following their arrival, new laws were made in regard to importing horses, regulation rules were imposed and the time of legendary horses began in Puerto Rico. Names such as Cocoliso, Galgo Jr, Bachelor, Bold Forbes, El Platino and Waiter, wrote their legacies down in Puerto Rican history.

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The Puerto Rico Convention Center, an "Urban Resort" in San Juan

Puerto Rico's new convention center, the “Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico”, is the Caribbean region's largest and most technologically advanced center of its type. Costing $188 million and constructed over the better part of the last decade, the Puerto Rico Convention Center (PRCC) is located in San Juan on the site of the former US Navy base in Isla Grande. The PRCC, with its close association to Isla Grande Airport and the Pan American Port Terminal, is ideally situated to handle traffic to and from the center, which can hold upwards of 25,000 people in its over half a million square feet of space.

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Hacienda Carabali Horse Riding Adventures

Horse back riding can be a very memorable experience, especially when your ride takes you through breathtaking foothills and endless stretches of nature. Tourists in Puerto Rico have the opportunity to enjoy the tranquil and rejuvenating energy of nature, while riding a beautiful and gentle Paso Fino horse. Hacienda Carabali provides a unique adventure and horse riding in Puerto Rico has never been so much fun.

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The Artisans Fair - A Collaboration of the Arts

If you are planning a trip to Puerto Rico around the June/July holidays, you might want to consider spending some time at the Artisans Fair. This brilliant fair will keep you entertained for hours and features all forms of art including dancing and singing.

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