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Casa Jesus Pinero

In the year 1898, Puerto Rico was officially taken over by the United States of America. Governors were appointed throughout the island, and in the town of Canovanas, Jesus T. Pinero was brought into office in 1946. Not only was he the very first local to be appointed as governor by the United States but also the last to be appointed by them. Jesus Pinero made history through his appointment, but also created his own history on his farm, which can be appreciated today at Casa Jesus Pinero.

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Exploring Cueva Ventana

Many of the most breathtaking attractions in Puerto Rico are known chiefly to locals, and if groups travel with local tour guides, some of these magnificent natural wonders can be explored. In and around Arecibo there are various hikes and trails for tourists to follow, but for the more adventurous, seeking spectacular views and unforgettable beauty, there is Cueva Ventana. Translated, this name means Window Cave, and once visitors have reached these wonderful caves they will understand the meaning of the name completely.

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Luis Muñoz Rivera Park

There are a number of people who stand out in the history of Puerto Rico, who stood up for the rights of the people and fought the struggles that faced the country. One such struggle was to create political autonomy in the country, and a famous crusader for this cause was Luis Muñoz Rivera. After his death in 1916 many mourned this loss, and his contributions to the country are still remembered, as he was a legendary politician, poet and journalist. Not only is he honored in memory but the Luis Muñoz Rivera Park was named after him to keep his legacy alive.

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Tips on Traveling to Puerto Rico

When visiting the island of Puerto Rico, learn a little about its history. Originally it was inhabited by the Taino Indians who had spread throughout the greater portion of the island by the time Spanish explorers arrived. On his second voyage to the "New World", Christopher Columbus discovered Puerto Rico. In 1508 the Spanish monarchy began seriously colonizing the island. The Taino Indians were reduced to slaves by the Christian settlers.

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Discover Cemi Museum

In the traditional Taino Indian culture, the cemi is a deity, ancestor or spirit. It is brought to life in the form of carvings and structures that shape into a three peaked form. Many scientists and scholars believe that the cemi’s shape was chosen to resemble the Tres Picachos Mountain range. Cemis can either represent an animal or human deity, making each carving unique, carrying its own significant meaning. The fascinating Cemi Museum in Jayuya not only contains rare artifacts but was even constructed in the form of an ancient Taino cemi.

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Lechoneras of Guavate

The town of Cayey is situated near San Juan, and many of the locals from nearby cities flock to a well-known district in the town every weekend, namely Guavate. For most Puerto Ricans weekends are the ideal occassion to spend time with their families and to ensure a delightful experience they seek out the best places to enjoy a tasty meal. Sundays especially are used for family lunch outings, and there is no better destination in Puerto Rico than Guavate to enjoy lechon.

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Exploring Espiritu Santo River

Located in the region of Rio Grande in Puerto Rico, the Rio Espiritu Santo Natural Reserve is a haven for breathtaking wildlife and bird life, and home to numerous noteworthy landscapes. One of its most famous features is the Espiritu Santo River. The estuary of the Espiritu Santo River is considered to be a vital part of the natural reserve and one of its biggest attractions. Foreign visitors to Puerto Rico are recommended to include the Espiritu Santo River in their itinerary, as it is an awe-inspiring sight.

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Church San German de Auxerre

Known as the City of Hills, San German is one of the most picturesque destinations in Puerto Rico. As it was the second Puerto Rican city to be established in 1511 by the Spanish, it is a city that is steeped in history, tradition and historical attractions. Visitors will find San German to be a fascinating city with a great variety of activities to enjoy and breathtaking sights, such as the Church San German de Auxerre.

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